Mr. Luc Lessard has more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry and project development. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Falco and since February 2015 has been Senior Vice President, Technical Services of Osisko since June 2015. Mr. Lessard was previously Chief Operating Officer of the Canadian Malartic Partnership (owned jointly by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited and Yamana Gold Inc.). From 2007 to 2014, he was the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering and Construction of Osisko Mining Corporation, which successfully developed the $1 billion Canadian Malartic gold mine and today being Canada’s largest gold mine. Mr. Lessard also previously held similar positions in Cambior Inc., which developed mining projects in Québec and in South America.
Mr. Lessard holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering, from Université Laval and is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.
Mr. Ronald Bougie has over 25 years of construction and project development experience gained throughout the construction of several successful mining and industrial projects. Prior to joining Falco, he served as Executive Vice President Engineering, Construction and Operation for the Ciment McInnis project. Mr. Bougie previously led the construction efforts of the Renard diamond mine as General Manager, Engineering and Construction. He also played a key role as General Manager, Engineering and Construction during the development and construction of the Canadian Malartic gold mine which is currently Canada’s largest gold mine.
Ms. Hélène Cartier was Vice president, Environment and Sustainable Development at OMC from 2012 to 2013. From 2013 to 2015, Ms. Cartier was Deputy Manager of La rue des Femmes de Montréal. Ms. Cartier holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and a Bachelors Degree in Law, she was intimately involved in the development and start-up of the Canadian Malartic Mine namely with respect to the environmental and community relations aspects. Mrs. Hélène Cartier was a corporate director at the Technosub Group (2016-17) and at the Classica Festival (2012 – 2018).
Mr. Anthony Glavac has over 15 years of experience in financial reporting, including over 10 years in the mining industry.
He most recently held the positions of Director-Financial Reporting and Internal Controls at Dynacor Gold Mines and Interim Chief Financial Officer at Alderon Iron Ore Corp. Anthony was a Senior Manager at KPMG, working with both public and private companies, providing audit, taxation, strategic advisory and public offering services.
Mr. Christian Laroche has over 16 years of experience in engineering, design and construction of mining projects.
Prior to joining OMC in 2009, Mr. Laroche spent nine years at BBA consulting engineering and participated as Project Manager on the Canadian Malartic development project. Mr. Laroche was site support engineer for the construction and commissioning of the Canadian Malartic project. Upon the sale of OMC, Mr. Laroche transitioned with Yamana Gold for one year, where he served as Director Metallurgy. Mr. Laroche joined Osisko as Director Metallurgy in 2015.
Mr. André Le Bel has been appointed as Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Osisko in February 2015.
From November 2007 to June 2014, Mr. Le Bel was Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary of OMC. Mr. Le Bel was Vice President, Legal affairs with IAMGOLD Corporation from November 2006 to October 2007 and before November 2006, Mr. Le Bel was Senior Legal Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Cambior Inc. Mr. Le Bel is also a director of Komet Resources Inc., listed on the TSX-V. He was appointed as Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary of NioGold Mining Corp. from March 2015 to March 2016, was a director and a member of the audit committee of Threegold Resources Inc. from May 2011 to June 2013 and was a director of RedQuest Capital Corp., a capital pool company listed on the NEX board of the TSX-V from March 2010 to June 2017.
Mr. François Vézina is a Mining Engineer with over 17 years of experience in mining and has extensive experience in open pit and underground operations in Canada, Mexico and Finland.
Mr. Vézina was Technical Service Manager for Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited and was responsible for overseeing the completion of the feasibility studies of LaRonde II, Pinos Altos and Kittilä. Mr. Vézina participated in the construction and commissioning of Pinos Altos as Mine Development Manager and Kittilä as Mine Operations Manager before joining OMC and participating as Mine Manager in the construction of the Canadian Malartic Mine. He served for over 5 years as Mine Operations Manager at the Canadian Malartic mine. Mr. Vézina is a specialist in mine operation optimization and is recognized for innovative mining techniques and optimization of feasibility studies.
Mr. Vézina holds a Bachelor degree in Mining Engineering and a Master in Business Administration (MBA). He is a registered Engineer (Eng.) in Quebec and (P.Eng.) in Ontario.