Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse

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"Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse is President and Chief Executive Officer of NovaCopper and a director of NOVAGOLD. Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyse has more than 30 years experience in the natural resource sector, including his role as Founder, President and CEO of NOVAGOLD RESOURCES INC. since 1997 and his role as Vice President of Exploration for Placer Dome Inc. from 1990 to 1997. In addition to his international exploration perspective, Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyse brings years of working experience in and knowledge of Alaska to NOVAGOLD. Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyse has managed projects from grassroots discovery through to advanced feasibility studies, production and closure. Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyse holds a Candidature degree in Science from the Université de Louvain, Belgium, and a Masters of Science degree in Geology from the University of Arizona. He received the Thayer Lindsley award in 2009 for his role in the Donlin Gold discovery."[1]


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  1. NovaGold Resources Board, organizational web page, accessed March 30, 2013.