Awards & Scholarships

Tony Jensen

Tony Jensen (SME)

AIME Daniel C. Jackling Award in

For your contributions to the mining industry through technical and operational aspects, senior management and the development of the royalty model and streaming for mine financing

Tony Jensen is President and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Gold, Inc. Prior to Royal Gold, Mr. Jensen spent 18 years with Placer Dome Inc. His background is anchored in operations and balanced with corporate administration, finance and development experience gained in the United States and Chile. After nearly 16 years with Royal Gold, Mr. Jensen announced his retirement in 2020. During his tenure, he led the company to a 13-fold increase in market valuation and an 8.5% annual growth rate in share price appreciation. Mr. Jensen represents Royal Gold at the World Gold Council, the National Mining Association, and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Advisory Board. Mr. Jensen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and a Certificate of Finance from Golden Gate University. Mr. Jensen and his wife, Dulci, are the proud parents of four children.