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  • Kenny MacEwen
  • Vice President, Projects | Former Centerra Gold, Head of Capital Projects
  • Optimize Group Inc., Canada

Kenny MacEwen is the co-founder and Vice-President, Projects of Optimize Group Inc., a boutique project management consulting firm. Optimize Group is a team of project facilitation specialists who provide a full-service solution based on the needs of what typical junior and intermediate mining companies require to successfully deliver their projects on-time, on-budget, and to the highest possible benefit of their shareholders while meeting their internal hiring constraints.

Kenny’s background is as a mechanical and project manager in the execution of studies, detailed engineering, and construction projects in both engineering consulting and on Owner’s teams. He has worked for New Gold on the Rainy River Project in northwestern Ontario and most recently with Centerra Gold Inc. where he was responsible for the design and development of a global portfolio of projects worth $1.6 billion USD while providing the overall leadership and strategy for the Corporate Project Management Office while overseeing the direction of various growth and development initiatives.