Mr. Claude Dufresne has 30 years of experience in the mining industry. He was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Niobay Metals inc., a position held since June 2014. Mr. Dufresne was a manager at IAMGOLD and worked for 10 years as a metallurgist and plant superintendent for Cambior in Québec and Guyana. He was also responsible for the sale and marketing of ferroniobium produced by the Niobec mine in Québec for over 10 years. In 2007, Mr. Dufresne founded Camet Metallurgy Inc., a company specializing in the sale and marketing of various metals. He has participated in economic studies on a number of rare earth, niobium, manganese and bauxite projects and has acted as a supplier of various raw materials for the steel industry. Mr. Dufresne obtained a diploma in mining engineering with a specialty in mineral processing from Université Laval in 1991 and is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.