Toronto- and New York-listed Iamgold has appointed Bruno Lemelin as COO with immediate effect.
"On behalf of the board and the entire executive management team, I would like to express our excitement for the promotion of Bruno to the role of COO," said president and CEO Renaud Adams.
"Bruno's extensive experience in managing complex mining operations throughout his career, coupled with his strong leadership skills, make him the ideal candidate to lead our operational efforts. With Côté Gold on track for production early next year, this is a company that is well positioned to differentiate itself amongst its industry peers and become a leading, high-margin gold producer."
A well-respected executive leader with over 20 years of operational expertise, Lemelin joined Iamgold in 2014 as mine manager at Essakane, whereafter he served as general manager at Essakane from 2016 to 2018 and as regional VP Americas in 2019.
Lemelin was subsequently named senior VP operations and projects in March 2020.