Press release

6 Apr. 2021 Montréal, CA

New EY Americas Mining and Metals Centre of Excellence

An ecosystem of skills and capabilities to support business transformation and innovation initiatives

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Powering business transformation in the era of energy transition

  • Centre to support mining companies position for growth now, next and beyond 
  • A business-led and technology-enabled approach anchored on enabling the energy transition
  • Newly appointed EY Americas Mining and Metals Leader, Theo Yameogo, to lead the charge

EY Canada is at the forefront of innovation with the launch of its new EY Americas Mining and Metals Centre of Excellence. The Centre will offer companies across North and South America access to cutting-edge services and innovation-led solutions that help to deliver long-term value and business transformation amid the ongoing energy transition.

“Post-COVID-19 investments in infrastructure, combined with demand to sustain the energy transition, will drive significant growth in the mining and metals sector over the next three to five years,” says Theo Yameogo, EY Americas Mining and Metals Leader. “But capitalizing on these opportunities is going to require a major pivot — and we want to be there to support companies as they navigate the path forward. While working cross-collaboratively with our colleagues in the Americas to combine our business and technical expertise with emerging technologies, the Centre will ground us under one unified vision to help companies drive meaningful and long-term growth.”

Powered by EY wavespaceTM, the Centre’s integrated, business-led and technology-enabled approach will support the growth ambitions of mining and metals companies and position them to thrive in the face of transformative changes by focusing on four key areas:

  • Technical expertise: bringing advanced knowledge and understanding of the unique business landscape, including reserves and resources, mine planning and tailings management. 
  • Digital transformation: connecting the dots to link investments to value realization through strategic roadmaps, prioritization of initiatives and disciplined execution.  
  • Operations management: improving efficiency and productivity in operations through data-driven diagnostics, culture uplift and integrated planning and execution. 
  • Decarbonization and ESG: supporting adoption of carbon footprint analytics, greater energy optimization and increased health and safety.

“The mining and metals industry is an integral part of our Canadian fabric, and is poised to be an increasing contributor to job and economic recovery moving forward,” says Jad Shimaly, EY Canada Chairman and CEO. “We’re excited the Centre will allow us to play a role in enabling Canada’s journey in the energy transition, while supporting mining and metals companies as they look to develop innovative and sustainable solutions that deliver long-term value for stakeholders” 

The first Americas Mining and Metals Centre of Excellence will be hosted in Canada, with an additional location operating in Latin America later this year.

By driving sustainability and harnessing the potential of the digital economy, learn how EY is empowering mining and metals companies to embrace new opportunities and achieve sustainable, long-term growth visit

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