Ask Peter Munk, the founder and former chairman of Barrick Gold Corp., whom he most admires in the mining industry, and you get a passionate, digressive response, along with a possible clue to the direction of the world’s largest gold producer.
Barrick Gold Corp. Chairman Peter Munk said spinning off assets as part of a proposed merger with Newmont Mining Corp. would help reduce risk at a time when investors have become increasingly concerned about the hazards of operating in politically volatile countries.
Peter Munk built Barrick Gold Corp. into the world’s largest gold producer by expanding into Africa and South America. Now former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. President John Thornton is betting on China to help revive the beleaguered company’s fortunes.
John Thornton’s start tomorrow as chairman of Barrick Gold Corp., succeeding founder Peter Munk at the largest gold producer, is being overshadowed by the acrimonious failure of merger talks with its biggest rival and opposition to executive compensation plans.
Peter Munk , the chairman of gold producer Barrick Gold Corp. , wants to triple the number of berths at a former Soviet-era naval port on the Adriatic Sea as he converts the marina into a resort for the world’s wealthiest.
– Barrick Gold Corp. founder Peter Munk sees a successor in former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. President John Thornton as the world’s biggest gold miner tries to reverse a 54 percent plunge in market value in the past year.