Oumar Toguyeni joined IAMGOLD 2012 and is currently Regional Vice-President, West Africa. In previous roles, Oumar had accumulated over 30 years of international experience in exploration, project development and operations for various commodities. Oumar started his career in gold mining company in Burkina Faso, thereafter joined Billiton International Metals, and subsequently BHP Billiton where he held various management positions in Africa and Europe. In 2003, Oumar joined Alcoa in the United States as Manager, Strategic Mining Development. Thereafter, he was appointed Mining Manager, Atlantic Region, during which he oversaw mining operations and project development in Africa, South America and the Caribbean. Oumar graduated in 1986 from the University of Dakar (Senegal) in geological engineering and, in 2005 he completed an MBA at Webster University in the United States.
Oumar is PGeo of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)