BOARD OF DIRECTORS & MANAGEMENT
YVES J. ROUGERIE, B.SC., GEO.
President and Chief Executive Officer
(Val-d’Or, Quebec) Yves Rougerie, P.Geo. is a graduate of the University of Quebec in Earth Sciences and brings 35 years of experience in the mining exploration and development business. Mr. Rougerie was named President and CEO of the Company in March 2007. Throughout his career, Mr. Rougerie has worked for several companies, including AREVA and AUR Resources, and has spent the last 20 years with the ABE group. He played a significant role in the exploration and development phases of Aur Resources’ Louvicourt Cu-Zn-Ag-Au Mine near Val-d’Or, and participated in the discovery and definition of the “L” uranium-gold deposit in the Otish Mountains, Quebec. Mr. Rougerie has acquired a wide range of experience in exploration techniques and project management pertaining to narrow-vein Gold, VMS Cu-Zn and uranium deposits. Mr. Rougerie was also a founding Director of Scorpio Mining Corporation.
Executive Chairman of the Board
(Montreal, Quebec) Mr. Victor Cantore, was elected as director on December 22, 2016. Mr. Cantore has been involved in the lithium industry through his role as capital markets advisor to Nemaska Lithium since 2011. In fact, Mr. Cantore was the property vendor of the Whabouchi Lithium property which he sold to Nemaska Lithium in 2009. Prior to that Mr. Cantore began his investment career in 1992 as an advisor for Tasse & Associates. In 1993 he moved to RBC Dominion Securities, one of the largest brokerage firms in Canada. Since 1999, Mr. Cantore has worked with both public and private companies organizing and structuring financings mainly in the resources and high tech sector. He has held directorships on the boards of directors of various private and public companies, including Amex Exploration Inc.
ROBERT C. BRYCE, ING., MBA
(Val-d’Or, Quebec) Robert C. Bryce, P.Eng., MBA is a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.Sc. Mining Engineering 1960) and of Western University (MBA 1964) withmore than 50 years of practical and executive mining experience at all levels. From 1975 to 1990, he led the Selbaie project from an advanced exploration project through feasibility to a 7,500 tpd producing mine. The Selbaie mine was Quebec’s largest base metal producer for a quarter century. From 1990 to 1994, Mr Bryce was VP Mining for Aur Resources where he led the 280M$ development and start-up of the 4,000 tpd Louvicourt Cu-Zn-Ag-Au mine near Val-d’Or, Quebec. Mr. Bryce founded ABE Resources in 1996 (now Vision Lithium) and presided over the Company until 2007. He is a director of several listed junior resource companies, including Integra Gold Corp. and a technical advisor to others.
Scott Jobin-Bevans, Ph.D., PMP, BSc (Hons), P.Geo
(Sudbury, Ontario) Dr. Jobin-Bevans has almost 30 years in the mineral exploration business. Scott is the President & CEO and Principal Geoscientist at Caracle Creek International Consulting Inc., a private geological and geophysical consulting group which he co-founded in 2001. He is a registered geoscientist with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO), an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geology, Lakehead University, and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Scott served as the President (2010-2012), a Director (2002-2010), and is a Past President of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.
JONATHAN GAGNÉ, MBA
(Montreal, Quebec) Jonathan Gagné, P.Eng., MBA, has a B.Sc. in mining engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal and an MBA with specialization in corporate finance from the University of Quebec in Montreal. Mr. Gagné has more than 12 years of experience in the mining field, both in technical knowledge and in management. From the start of his career, he participated in the construction and commissioning of the Meadowbank gold project located in Nunavut, was responsible for the mine engineering department for the consulting company SGS Geostat and was the engineer in charge to support the in-pit operations for Glencore Zinc, and this around the world. More recently, he was managing director of Sayona Quebec, a company aiming to develop the Authier lithium project and currently works for the company Greenstone Gold Mines.
NANCY LACOURSIÈRE, BAA
(Val-d’Or, Quebec) Ms Nancy Lacoursière was named Interim Chief Financial Officer, effective November 10th, 2016. Ms Lacoursière holds a BA in Accounting from UQAT (the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue). She has over 17 years of experience in accounting, including 8 years in the mining industry. Nancy is currently the Interim CFO for Cartier.