Board of Directors

Claude St-Jacques
Chairman

Mr. St-Jacques founded Vior in 1984 and currently serves as President of the company. He is also the founder of Mazarin and Virginia Gold Mines and was President of different mining companies such as Dufresnoy and Ormico Exploration (which later became Osisko Mining Corporation). Mr. St-Jacques graduated from Laval University in Quebec City with a Management degree. During his career in the mining industry, Mr. St-Jacques held such distinctive positions as General Director of the Prospectors Association of Quebec (APQ) in 1982. 

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Marc L’Heureux
Director

Mr. L’Heureux is an experienced geologist with a tenure of more than 25 years in the industry. He worked on gold, nickel, base metals, and diamond projects in North and Latin America. He served for many major companies such as Cambior, Falconbridge and Barrick. After 1997, he worked for junior corporations such as Boreal Exploration, GlobeStar Mining, Majescor Resources and Everton Resources. Mr. L’Heureux holds a degree in Geology from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) and a Master Degree in Earth Sciences (Applied Geochemistry) from the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi. He is also a member in good standing of the Ordre des géologues du Québec (OGQ). 

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Gary Freeman
Director

Gary Freeman is a Vancouver based entrepreneur, financier and senior executive with over 35 years of experience. Mr. Freeman was President and Chief Executive Officer of Pediment Gold Corp until it was acquired by Argonaut Gold Inc in January, 2011 for over $137 million. He is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Ethos Gold Corp as well as being actively involved in guiding and assisting a select group of junior companies in their financing, marketing and corporate development activities..

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Charles-Olivier Tarte
Director

Charles-Olivier Tarte is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and has more than 6 years of experience in the mining industry. Currently, Mr. Tarte is the Chief Financial Officer of Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc., a Quebec based public company developing it’s Matawinie project. Previously, Mr. Tarte was the Natural Graphite Financial Controller for Imerys Graphite & Carbon. Mr. Tarte is a graduate of the University of Sherbrooke where he obtained his Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance.

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Éric Desaulniers
Director

Eric is a professional geologist with a specialization in geophysics. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geology and a master in geophysics from Laval University in Quebec City. As a project manager for the world-leading geophysical corporation Sander Geophysics, he managed numerous international large scale interpretation and data acquisition projects in the Middle East, in Central and North African countries, and in North America for major clients like the British Geological Survey, Saudi Aramco, the Moroccan government, BRGM (France) and Shell. In 2007, He participated in an expedition to the North Pole in the Canadian Arctic with the Columbia University of New York. Since 2008, he offers geological and geophysical services to the mineral industry.

Since 2012, he is president & CEO of Nouveau Monde Mining Enterprises (TSXV:NOU), a company he founded, brought public, managed to execute a total of over 10M$ in financings.

Prior to starting his career in the mining sector, M. Desaulniers served as an Infantry Officer in the Canadian Forces where he specialized in leadership instruction, advanced negotiation training, and project management.

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