François Goulet, M.Sc., P.Geo.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Director
Mr. François Goulet owns a MSc degree in structural and economic geology and has extensive international experience in advanced mining projects developed in tropical and northern environments. Mr. Goulet has worked for Virginia Mines Inc., Unigold Inc., Canadian Malartic General Partnership, Glencore Canada Corporation and for several junior companies. He teached economic geology at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He is also supported by the Mine d’Avenir committee, a network of people involved in all aspects of mining exploration and development formed to promote the upcoming generation of mining entrepreneurs.
Vice President Exploration
François Huot holds a PhD in Marine Geosciences from Université de Bretagne occidentale in France (2001), and MSc (1997) and BSc (1994) degrees in Geology from Université Laval. He is member of l’Ordre des géologues du Québec since 2003. Mr. Huot has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in mining exploration in Québec both as a Senior geologist with Virginia Mines and as a consultant. He has a lot of experience in developing grassroot exploration projects in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay and Nunavik regions, particularly on base metal (Ni-Cu-PGE and VMS settings) and gold ore deposits. He was an adjunct professor at the Department of geology and geological engineering of Université Laval from 2013 to 2017.
Marc Pothier focuses primarily on securities, corporate finance and mining law. He has participated in numerous initial public offerings, exchange listings, private placements, mergers, arrangements, spin-offs, reorganizations, takeovers and qualifying transactions conducted by a large number of issuers. Marc Pothier is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in the area of mining and natural resources law. He is included by the Best Lawyers in Canada Directory since 2008 and in the Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory since 2012. Marc Pothier was named the Best Lawyers 2015 Natural Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Montreal.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Robert is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec, CPA, CA since 1996, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting since 1994. Since 2016, Mr. Robert provides financial reporting and accounting services to several junior public companies in the mineral exploration business. From 2011 to 2016, Mr. Robert held the position of Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Strateco Resources Inc.
He also held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Opti-Coating Laboratories Inc., as well as of Finance & Administration Director at Vision2 International Inc. from 2000 to 2009.