The senior management team of DMC Mining Services consists of leaders who are accountable for ensuring high standards of excellence across a comprehensive list of mining services, ranging from shaft sinking and raise boring, to full mine development and operation.
President & Managing Director
President & Managing Director
Michal Jezioro is President & Managing Director of DMC Mining Services Ltd. Mr. Jezioro is an accomplished Operations and Strategy Executive with over 15 years of experience in the mining industry and is a seasoned leader with expertise in large-scale and complex international projects. His career in mining began with KGHM Europe as Regional Director, responsible for sales and operations throughout Central Europe. In 2010, he was promoted to launch KGHM Shanghai Copper Trading in China, with oversight to the entire Asian market and driving growth in the new region. In 2016, Michal was appointed to the Management Board of the KGHM Group as Vice President, and leveraging international experience in this role to oversee the company’s foreign assets, negotiating agreements with foreign subsidiaries and managing M&A transactions. In 2018, he became President and Managing Director of DMC. Mr. Jezioro holds Master’s Degrees in Management and in German Linguistics from the University of Wroclaw. He is fluent in German, English, Polish and Russian – speaks and understand basic Mandarin.
Joan Beck is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of DMC Mining Services Ltd. As a member of DMC’s management team, Joan provides strategic legal advice on a company-wide basis including all aspects of mining services, financing, litigation management, regulatory, general corporate and commercial and employment law. An accomplished business lawyer with over 20 years of experience in private practice and in-house, Joan’s career began as an associate at a leading New York law firm. She worked as a securities law partner at two leading Toronto law firms advising publicly-traded companies on mergers and acquisitions, financings, regulatory matters and general corporate and commercial matters, with an emphasis on the mining industry. Ms. Beck holds a B.Sc. (Honours) from Queen’s University, a Bachelor of Laws from Queen’s University Law School, and a Masters of Laws (LLM) from New York University. She is called to the Ontario Bar and qualified to practice in New York.
Rob Mundy is Vice President, Raise Boring at DMC, and is responsible for all our Raise Mining services throughout all the regions we operate, including operations, safety, major purchases, planning and estimating for all of DMC’s Raise Bore activities.
As one of the original and longest-standing employees, Rob brings over 35 years’ experience to the role, and manages DMC’s fleet as well as project delivery for our clients, including raise drill rebuilds and upgraded computerizing drill rod and cutter inventories. Projects have included raise boring in Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Turkey and North America.
Mr. Mundy holds a BSc. Mining Engineering from Queen’s University.
Mr. Jakubowski is an experienced manager and mining engineer with broad exposure on both underground and open pit mining projects.
He has worked as a Senior Technical Services Advisor and as Head of Mining Unit, Foreign Assets for KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., overseeing both operations and projects across Canada, USA and Chile. He brings to the role over 10 years’ experience in the mining industry.
Mr. Jakubowski holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining & Civil Engineering, a Master of Applied Science in Mining Engineering & Geology and a Ph.D. in Mining Engineering & Geology from Wroclaw University.
Jim Foley is Vice President of Engineering at DMC Mining Services. In this critical role, he provides leadership and guidance to the engineering team, ensuring the successful execution of all engineering assignments. With a remarkable career spanning over 30 years, Mr. Foley brings a wealth of expertise in engineering and management, acquired through his involvement in various project types, with a specific emphasis on infrastructure projects supporting the mining, industrial, and public sectors. His portfolio includes the successful management of projects related both underground and surface mine development, shaft sinking, processing plants, remote airfields, mine site and access roads, bulk fuel storage facilities, diesel power generation, as well as industrial and institutional buildings, and water and wastewater facilities. As a licensed professional engineer, Mr. Foley holds certifications to practice in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories/Nunavut.
Sachin Patel is Vice President, IT at DMC Mining Services responsible for the implementation and management of innovative technology solutions, focusing on ensuring DMC IT infrastructure aligns with the company's strategic business goals. His leadership has been instrumental in not only fortifying DMC’s IT security, but also establishing robust IT governance protocols to ensure regulatory compliance. Since joining DMC in 2018, He has led numerous transformative projects, including adoption of cloud platforms, successful implementation, and management of Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) ERP system across DMC Mining Services Ltd., enhancing operational efficiency and data insights that have significantly transformed the company's IT landscape. Prior to his tenure at DMC, he held a pivotal IT management role at Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., where he spent over seven years leading enterprise-wide IT projects across multiple geographies. This experience allowed him to hone his skills in navigating complex IT environments and ensuring seamless integration across diverse business units. Sachin Patel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a PMP certificate, and numerous other IT related certificates.
Saira Hussain is Chief Financial Officer of DMC Mining Services. With over 15 years of experience in international finance, Ms. Hussain is a highly accomplished Chartered Professional Accountant, bringing a wealth of expertise to her role. Her skill set encompasses compliance, finance strategy, financial reporting, internal controls, and strategic planning. Throughout her impressive career, Ms. Hussain has held increasingly senior positions within renowned mining companies, including High River Gold Mines, Detour Gold Corporation, and Treasury Metals Inc. Her valuable contributions have consistently yielded exceptional results and added significant value to these organizations. Ms. Hussain's educational background is equally impressive, as she holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Laurentian University. This solid academic foundation, combined with her extensive practical experience, equips her with a well-rounded skill set and a comprehensive understanding of the finance industry. As CFO of DMC Mining Services, Ms. Hussain plays a pivotal role in driving financial excellence and strategic growth. Her visionary leadership and meticulous attention to detail have been instrumental in the company's success.
Oscar Lira, General Manager of DMC Mining Services Chile, is a highly esteemed and experienced lawyer renowned for his multi-faceted approach to executive leadership. Mr. Lira joined DMC in 2022 and has since been instrumental in managing crucial operations and securing significant contracts, pivotal for the company's performance and growth in Chile. With a deep understanding of both operational and legal aspects, he effectively navigates commercial and corporate affairs. Prior to his tenure at DMC, he served as the Legal Manager at Codelco and held the position of Executive Manager for Legal and Corporate Affairs, as well as Deputy CEO at PHC. In these roles, Mr. Lira not only provided legal expertise but also engaged in legislative discussions, served on board directorships, and actively participated in trade associations. Mr. Lira's academic background further underscores his professional competence. He obtained his law degree from UCEN and expanded his knowledge by earning a degree in Global Corporate Directorate from Harvard Business School.
Adam Martel is an accomplished professional holding the position of Vice President of Operations, North America, at DMC Mining Services. With a wealth of experience in mining operations, project management, and cost control, Mr. Martel is a valuable asset to the company. His expertise encompasses various aspects of the mining industry, including construction, development, raising, and shaft sinking, which provides him with a holistic understanding of the field. His exceptional project management skills play a vital role in ensuring the successful execution of projects, always meeting timelines and budgetary requirements. Mr. Martel is also highly regarded for his commitment to safety initiatives. With a deep understanding of the importance of safety in the mining sector, he has consistently prioritized the well-being of the workforce under his guidance. Through his strong leadership, he has fostered a safety-conscious culture that permeates throughout the organization. What is more, Mr. Martel's expertise in the mining industry is built on a solid foundation, as he holds a Mining Engineering Degree from Laurentian University.
Stephen McGinn, Vice President of HR at DMC Mining Services, is an accomplished leader in the field of human resources with extensive experience in the mining and heavy industries. He has held prominent positions in various organizations, demonstrating his versatility and adaptability. His roles include VP of Human Resources and Health & Safety at Labrador Iron Mines Ltd., VP of Operations at Kivalliq Marine Transportation Services, as well as senior positions with Dumas Contracting Ltd., Kirkland Lake Gold, Moneta Gold, and Black and McDonald Ltd., a large multi-trade construction company.
Mr. McGinn brings valuable insights and a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities within the industry and leverages his knowledge to develop and implement effective HR strategies, fostering a positive work environment and driving employee engagement and development. Mr. McGinn holds an Executive Master's Degree in Human Resources Management from York University, BA (Law & Sociology) from Laurentian University, and a Law and Security Administration diploma from Cambrian College. In addition, he has contributed his expertise as a board member for organizations such as Northcore Resources Inc., Antoro Resources, and Silver Eagle Mines Inc.