Eric is a planner with a background in resettlement planning and implementation, urban and regional planning and natural resource management. As a project manager, he has been responsible for overseeing complex, multi-year integrated planning and design processes at a number of scales – from site-specific to region-wide. Eric has well-honed in-field project management abilities, developed over seven years in the resource development industry, and extensive work in Francophone Africa. He is fluent in French and English. Eric recently managed preparation of a Resettlement Strategy on behalf of Teranga Gold Corporation, as well as the successful IFC PS compliant acquisition of 430 hectares of land at their Sabodala Project in Senegal. He is currently leading a team of Canadian and Senegalese professionals in two additional projects in Southeast Senegal: the planning and implementation of Resettlement Action Plans for various mine expansion areas, including those displacing a community of 300 households and several hundred artisanal miners; and, preparation of a Regional Development Strategy – a long-term plan that will ensure all aspects of the company’s growth, investments and operations are maximally contributing to community development in mine’s zone of influence. Eric is committed to inclusive processes that engage all stakeholders in the creation of sustainable plans and designs that meet the requirements of international standards and best practice.