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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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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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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Mark Fedosiewich
Director

Mr. Fedosiewich is an Honours Bachelor of Commerce graduate who has been involved in the investment industry for over 30 years in a number of senior advisory positions with several prominent investment firms, most recently as first vice-president at CIBC Wood Gundy. He has established, over his successful career, an extensive network across North America of mining executives, experienced high-net-worth junior resource investors and prominent junior resource portfolio managers.

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Laurent Eustache
Director

Mr. Eustache has held a number of progressive positions in the mining industry over the past 15 years. As an exploration geologist, Mr.Eustache has contributed to different exploration successes; with Aurizon Mines at their Casa Berardi mine in Abitibi, and with Agnico-Eagle Mines with the early-stage recon of the Amaruq area in Nunavut. Since 2014, he has held positions in mining finance both as Portfolio Manager and Investment Advisor for SIDEX, a Quebec based institutional fund specializing in mining exploration Companies. Mr. Eustache holds a Master’s degree in Economic Geology from Université d’Orléans (FR) and Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and an MBA with Honours from École des sciences de la gestion of Université du Québec à Montréal (ESG-UQAM) and Paris Dauphine (FR).

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