Executive management and directors
Marcel Robillard - CEO & Chairman of the Board
Marcel Robillard is a geologist, graduated in 1993 from the University of Quebec in Montreal. He also holds a Master of Earth Sciences obtained in 1995. From 1998 to 2007, he acted as a project geologist and project manager for Géominex, a consulting firm in geology and mining exploration. Since 2007, Mr. Robillard is on the board of directors of Puma Exploration (PUMA:TSX-V) in addition to being CEO of this company since 2010. He is also a director of the company BWR Exploration Inc (BWR:TSX-V).
Raphaël Fournier - Director & Chairman of the Audit Committee
Raphaël Fournier graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (B.A.A.) in 2000 from the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR). He also holds a certificate in Environmental Science obtained in 2016. From 2000 to 2002, he acted as Data Management Analyst at the Laurentian Bank of Canada Head Office. From 2005 to 2008, he worked for Desjardins Group as a Financial Advisor. For the period 2007 to 2013, he was president and CEO of the privately held firm Groupe BRF. Since 2010, he has been conducting compliance audits in various fields of activity on behalf of the Bureau de Normalisation du Québec (BNQ).
Richard Thibault - Director
Richard Thibault has a B.Sc. (Mining Engineering) from Queen's University of Canada. He is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with over 40 years of mining experience in engineering, operations, management and consulting in North and South America and Southeast Asia and is the President and Principal Engineer at AVOT Consulting Inc. Currently he is on a long-term assignment for MUZO Emeralds as VP, Colombian Shared Services and Director of Mines in Colombia. Prior, he was Group Chief Operating Officer, Mining of Malaysia Smelting Company Bhd. and Senior General Manager of its subsidiary Rahman Hydraulic Tin Sdn. Bhd. along with being CEO of Asian Metal Mining Consultancy all in Malaysia. From 2008 to 2013 he was Chief Executive Officer and Director of Antioquia Gold Inc. (AGD-V) a publicly traded company with mining interests in Colombia. From 1997 to 2006, Mr. Thibault worked in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Venezuela. While based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he held the position of President of High American Gold Inc., a publicly traded junior mining company, and Managing Director of Procesadora de Boratos Argentinos S.A. (PBA), a private industrial mineral company. In Santiago, Chile, he was the General Manager of the consulting firm BGC-AVOT Engineering Inc. In 2006/07, he held the position of Vice President, Minerals of Daleco Resources Corp., a United States based publicly traded company. Before moving to South America, he worked for the Canadian company, Fording Coal Ltd., in progressively responsible positions.
Dominique Gagné – VICE-CHAIRMAN EXPLORATION
Mr. Gagné, geologist, has 12 years of experience in the field of mining exploration and graduated in geology of resources and geographic information system of the University of Quebec in Montreal. He began his career as a junior geologist for various projects for Debeers Canada, Xstrata, Iamgold and Consorem. Between 2007 and 2013, he acted as project geologist for Géominex, a consulting firm specialized in mining exploration. Since August 2013, he is vice-chairman of Puma Exploration (PUMA:TSX-V). Mr. Gagné is a member of the Order of Geologists of Québec and of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick.