Richard Young is the president and chief executive of Teranga Gold. In this role, Mr Young culminates 25 years of extensive experience in the gold industry. A chartered professional accountant, Mr Young joined Barrick Gold Corporation in 1991 and served in a series of positions of increasing responsibility in finance, corporate development, investor relations and mine development. Prior to joining Teranga in 2010, Mr Young was vice president and chief financial officer of Gabriel Resources for five years. Mr Young holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Ontario and a Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy from McGill University.