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.
John Geoffrey Booth, LLM, Independent Director
John G. Booth has 30 years of international experience in finance, law, ESG and corporate governance of natural resource investments. He holds a Bachelor of Science in biology and environmental science, Canadian and US law degrees, and a Masters in international finance, tax and environmental law. He has worked as a lawyer, investment banker, broker, strategy consultant and fund manager with firms including Merrill Lynch International, ICAP, CEDEF and ABN AMRO, CIBC, World Bank, Climate Change Capital and Conservation Finance International. Most recently he served as chairman and CEO of Midpoint, an international payments business which he co-founded and listed via RTO on the TSXV. Currently he serves as chairman of Laramide Resources (ASX/TSX) and European Electic Metals (TSXV), and is non-executive director and head of the audit committee of Cub Energy (TSXV) and Cerro de Pasco Resources and is a guest lecturer on ESG at Kings College, University of London. He leads the Audit Committee.
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 and chairman of the board of directors 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. Hubert is director of Lamêlée Iron Ore Ltd.