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David Bickford, VP and General Manager, Turkey

David Bickford joined Eldorado in 1995 through the acquisition of Tuprag Metal Madencilik from Gencor. Mr. Bickford holds a Bachelors degree in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a Masters degree in Geology from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. David has been instrumental in the development of Tuprag since its establishment in 1986. In 1988 he was appointed as the Chief Geologist and led the exploration teams that discovered the Kisladag and Efemcukuru deposits. In 2000, he was appointed as the General Manager for Tuprag and participated in the development and construction of the Kisladag and Efemcukuru projects into mining operations. David was appointed Vice President and General Manager, Turkey on July 1, 2012. He has over 25 years' experience in exploration and mine development in Turkey.