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. 

More

Less

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). 

More

Less

Jean-François Ouellette
Director

Mr. Ouellette holds a Geology degree from the Université du Québec in Montréal (UQAM) and has more than 25 years of experience in the mining exploration sector. After several years working as a project geologist and an exploration manager for the Vior-Mazarin mining group, he started his own company, Services Techniques Géonordic Inc. (1994), a consulting firm specializing in mineral exploration in the Northern Territories. Mr. Ouellette is co-recipient of the Bill Dennis Award (Prospector of the year) awarded at the PDAC after is remarkable contribution to the discovery of the Eleonore gold deposit. He is a member in good standing of the Ordre des géologues du Québec (OGQ).

More

Less

Jean Pelletier
Director

Mr. Pelletier is a professional chartered accountant (CPA, CA) and member of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. He graduated from Laval University in 1970 and until 2000, he worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (he became Partner in 1981). From 2000 to 2009, he was President, Vice-President Finance and Special Advisor to major private companies. He is presently a consultant. Mr. Pelletier specializes in the auditing and financing of manufacturing, mining, technological, public and private companies. He is a director of Vior since 2007.

More

Less

Pierre St-Jacques
Director

Since 1984, Mr. St-Jacques has been a director of the Company. He is a retired chartered accountant and graduated from Laval University in 1970. Mr. St-Jacques was a member of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec until 2010 as well as a partner with Samson Bélair/Deloitte & Touche between 1982 and 2007.

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.

More

Less