Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board, Director
Internationally recognised expert in the mining world in financing, takeovers, and mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Depatie has been at the forefront of the mining industry for the past 45 years. He has been a director of Glamis Gold Ltd. that was sold to Goldcorp Inc., creating a $21.3-billion entity, a past Director of Novicourt Inc. (acquired by Xstrata plc, now Glencore plc), and a past Director of Consolidated Thomson Iron Mines Ltd. (acquired by Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. in a $4.9-billion transaction in 2011). Mr. Depatie has served many public companies at the highest levels and has been actively involved in exploration and economic geology in Canada and abroad. Mr. Depatie holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Geology from Laval University.
President and CEO, Director
Rejean Gosselin graduated from Laval University in 1979 with a M.Sc. in Geology. He has worked as a consulting geologist on uranium, gold and base metals mining exploration projects in Canada, United States, and South America since 1979. For the past 35 years, Rejean acted as founder and promoter of numerous junior mining companies exploring for different commodities in Canada, West Africa, and Mexico. Rejean is responsible for gold,
Mr. Jacques Authier is a Chartered Professional Accountant, holding a M.Sc. Com. from the University of Sherbrooke, offering consulting services in the areas of tax planning, wealth management and corporate finance. Mr. Authier was a partner at the international accounting firm Ernst & Young, from 1988 to 2009, where he developed extensive expertise in audit services, corporate finance and tax planning. Since then, he has acted as financial consultant for high net worth families and he has been involved in several privately owned enterprises, as partner and director.
In 1978, Mr Gaétan Martel joined RCR International, a manufacturer of weather stripping in Boucherville, Québec, when he, along with his partner and a venture capital firm, purchased the company. They launched an expansion plan, which included the purchase of Jacobs & Thompson of Toronto which opened up the industrial side of the business. In 1996, they expanded in the USA. Mr. Martel retired in 2008 and was inducted to the Hall of Fame of the Canadian Hardware and Housewares Manufacturers Association in 2009.
Mr. Jaime Lalinde is a former vice president of private banking at Citibank N.A. Mr. Lalinde spent 20 years in the banking industry, working for Chase Bank and then Citibank where he was team leader and country manager for the Mexican and Colombian jurisdictions. Mr. Lalinde received a B.A. at Bogota’s University of Los Andes and obtained Masters’ Degrees in philosophy and political science at the University of Illinois. Mr. Lalinde was the founder and President of La Esperanza Mining and helped found Muisca Resources, Roble Energy and Fura Gems.