Management & Directors
Guy Goulet, President & Chief Executive Officer, Director
Mr. Goulet graduated from Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal in 1986 in geological engineering. He has been active in the mining sector for more than 30 years. In 1996, he was co-credited for the restart of the Wrightbar gold mine in Val d’Or, Quebec. In parallel, he has conducted with the collaboration of Hydro-Québec (LTD division) and Group STAS the only project leading to the production of lithium metal from high purity lithium carbonate. In 2000, he co-founded H2O Innovation, the largest water treatment company in Canada which he later served as president and chairman until 2008. Later in 2008, he founded Maya Gold & Silver and was co-credited for the restart of the historic Zgounder silver mine in Morocco while serving as CEO. Over the course of his career, Mr. Goulet has raised over $150 million in equity capital for the purpose of advancing associated public companies.
Robert Boisjoli, CFO
Mr. Robert Boisjoli, is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant, with over 30 years of operational and advisory experience. Mr. Boisjoli is currently the Chief Executive Officer of AKESOgen, Inc., an integrated genomics services company. He is also Chairman of Palos Management Inc. and managing director of Atwater Financial Group, a company specializing in mergers and acquisitions, and a partner at Robert Boisjoli & Associates S.E.C., a consulting firm specializing mainly in business valuations. Robert has been the founder of two life science companies where he has acted as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Boisjoli sits on the boards of directors of various public and private companies where is he is also the audit committee chairman. He was also an investment banker with various Canadian securities’ firms. Mr. Boisjoli also is a Board Member of various not-for-profit organizations in the community and within the profession.
Michel Boily, Vice-President Exploration
Dr. Boily is an expert geochemist and metallogenist specializing in the interpretation of precious and rare metal deposits in Precambrian volcano-plutonic terranes for the last 25 years. Prior to consulting for the mining industry and government agencies, Dr. Boily was involved as a research associate at MERI/McGill in the study of several rare metals deposits located in the Quebec province; notably the Strange-Lake deposit in Labrador (Zr, Y, REE), the St-Honoré mine in the Saguenay area (Nb, REE) and the Québec Lithium Mine in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt (Li). Since 1992, Dr. Boily has conducted exploration and technical evaluation of gold, base metals and rare metal properties located in Archean greenstone belts and the Grenville Province of Quebec and Ontario, in the Anti-Atlas Proterozoic windows of Morocco, Northern Mexico, Argentina and Nicaragua. Dr. Boily graduated from the Université de Montréal in 1988 with a PhD in geochemistry and carried out post-doctoral studies at the University of Chicago. Since 1984, Dr. Boily has been the author of various publications in international scientific journals and has written numerous technical reports. Dr. Boily is currently a registered Professional Geologist in good standing with l’Ordre des Géologues du Québec.
John Geoffrey Booth, LLM, Independent Director
John Geoffrey Booth holds a BSc (Hons) in biology and environmental science, Canadian and US law degrees (LLB, JD) and a masters in international finance, tax and environmental law (LLM). He is called to bars of Ontario, New York and District of Columbia and has over 25 years of international experience in financial services as a lawyer, an investment banker, broker, strategy consultant, fund manager, company director and chief executive officer. He has co-founded, run and exited three financial services businesses including a first peer-to-peer foreign exchange and international payments company. Mr. Booth is guest lecturer in Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) with the graduate business school of the University of London and is a founding trustee of the Rising Seas Institute (UK Charity). He has previously served as a nominee non-executive director for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He currently serves on the Boards of four other publicly listed companies He leads the Audit Committee of Genius Metals.
David A. Shaw
Mr. Shaw brings in excess of four decades of experience in the technical and financial sectors of the mining and oil and gas resource industries. He specialized in the investigation of the structural control of mineral deposits, and on the economic side he has focused on financial and risk analysis of resource project investment. After graduating from Carleton University, Ottawa, with a Ph.D. in Structural Geology, Mr. Shaw was employed by Chevron Resources Canada as an in-house structural consultant in both the mining and hydrocarbon divisions. He founded the Resource Research Department at Charlton Securities Ltd before assuming the position of Senior Analyst at Yorkton Securities. Since the mid-1990s, he has worked as an independent consultant and currently serves on the Boards of three other publicly listed resource companies.
René Branchaud, Corporate Secretary , Director
René Branchaud obtained a diploma in law from Université Laval in 1982. He is a member of the Québec bar since 1983 and has been with the law firm Lavery, de Billy since that year. He is a partner of Lavery, de Billy. He is also a director or secretary of several mining listed companies.
Hubert Vallée, Independent Director
Mr. Vallée graduated from Laval University in Engineering. He joined Québec Cartier Mining as Project Engineer and was promoted to Director of Operations for its Pellet Plant in 2001. He managed the Iron Ore Company of Canada’s Pellet Plant in Sept-Iles before joining Domtar Inc. as CEO of its pulp mill in Lebel-sur-Quévillon. He joined Consolidated Thompson in 2006 and was one of the key people who made this project happen. After the sale of Consolidated Thompson Cliffs, Mr. Vallée acted as VP Project Development for Phase II of Bloom Lake operation. He has also been involved as Senior Vice President, Project Development, at Century Iron Mines. From February 2014 to September 2016, Mr. Vallée acted as President and CEO of Lamelee Iron Ore Ltd. He is self-employed working with Tacora Resources Ltd. as VP and some other junior companies at development stage. Certified from Director College ASC C.DIR delivered by Université Laval.