The Mine of the Future™: Forecasting opportunities and challenges for the global mining industry

by SME Keynote speaker, Dean Gehring, President and CEO of Rio Tinto Minerals


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Dean Gehring was appointed president & CEO of Rio Tinto Minerals, based in Denver CO, in October 2014. Dean joined Rio Tinto Copper in Salt Lake City in 2003. In 2007 he transferred to the Oyu Tolgoi project in Mongolia and then to Boron, CA, where he was the Vice President, Rio Tinto Minerals Operations and General Manager of Boron.

Dean has a Bachelors of Science in mining engineering from the University of Idaho and a Masters Science in project management from the University of Aberdeen. Dean has held roles with BHP, Freeport-McMoRan and Rio Tinto and has lived in the Western US, Canada, Mongolia and Indonesia in various engineering, project management and operations management positions.

On Monday, Feb. 18, he was one of the speakers at the 2015 SME Annual Conference Keynote address "The Mine of the Future: Forecasting Opportunities and Challenges for the Global Mining Industry."