TORONTO – John A. McCluskey, president and CEO of Alamos Gold is this year’s Ontario Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®.
“Leading entrepreneurs possess an unparalleled drive and determination in the face of extreme adversity, and John is no exception,” says Colleen McMorrow, national and Ontario director of Entrepreneur Of The Year. “John risked everything when founding Alamos Gold Inc. at the bottom of a 20-year gold bear market and amid significant macroeconomic issues. But the risk paid off.”
John’s forward thinking vision and eye for opportunity has grown Alamos Gold from a junior mining company with no employees to a leading gold producer with over 550 employees and operations in Canada, Turkey and Mexico.
“Innovation is at the heart of every game changing entrepreneur’s success,” says McMorrow. “It’s a way of being — and one that made John’s vision of prosperity in the gold mining industry a reality.”
Ernst & Young’s recent report Innovating for Growth report finds that leading innovators take advantage of changes in their external environment, continually revamp their business models and innovate with an end goal in mind. For more information on Innovating for growth, click here.