Management

Julien Davy, géo., M.Sc. & MBA – Président & CEO

Member of the OGQ and Qualified Person (QP) according to National Instrument 43-101

Julien began his career as an exploration geologist in the summer of 1996. Since then, he has assessed numerous projects at the exploration or more advanced stages in Canada and abroad, and has been involved in the acquisition and mining investment aspects. Julien has a Master’s from Université du Québec à Montréal and an MBA from HEC in Montréal. He has held the position of President at Stria Lithium and Senior Exploration Geologist at Osisko Mining Corporation Canada, and was an investment consultant for SIDEX s.e.c. of Montréal. Julien also worked for NioGold Mining Corporation in Val-d'Or, Hecla Mining in Venezuela, Cambior Exploration Canada, Anglo-American Exploration and the Ministry of Natural Resources of Québec. In 2015, Julien co-founded with Benoit Lafrance, Eureka Exploration, a private exploration company, which has been sold to Tarku Resources in June 2017. Julien is a Director of the AEMQ (Quebec’s exploration association), member of the OGQ and Qualified Person (QP) according to National Instrument 43-101.

Benoit Lafrance, P. geo., Ph.D. – Vice President of Exploration

Member of the OGQ and Qualified Person (QP) according to National Instrument 43-101

Benoit holds a PhD in Mineral Resources from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi and has more than 20 years experience. During his career, Benoit worked on numerous exploration projects, mining development projects, feasibility studies, environmental impact assessments and stakeholder consultations. He has held the positions of Vice President Exploration at Focus Graphite, Researcher at CONSOREM, Senior Geologist at Cogitore Resources and Geologist at the Ministry of Natural Resources of Québec. In 2011, Benoit and other members of the CONSOREM team received the AEMQ’s Jean-Descarreaux Award. In 2015, Benoit co-founded with Julien Davy, Eureka Exploration, a private exploration company, which has been sold to Tarku Resources in June 2017.
Benoit possesses ideal expertise for developing and applying innovative ideas and techniques to generate new exploration approaches and targets. Member of the OGQ and Qualified Person (QP) according to National Instrument 43-101.

Jeff Sheppard, CPA CA – CFO

Jeff Sheppard is the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Sheppard is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (BComm) and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA). Mr. Sheppard is currently Chief Financial Officer of Westcore Energy Ltd. (TSXV: WTR), Greywacke Exploration Ltd. (CSE: GWL) and the Controller at 49 North Resources Inc. (TSXV: FNR), all Canadian resource investment companies headquartered in the Province of Saskatchewan.

Sylvain Laberge, Degree in Administration – CEO

After obtaining a degree in Hotel management Sylvain entered into a sales career specialising in Hotels and Hospital supplies, following 11 years of success he decided to look into different avenues. He became part of a new company founded in 1999, Renmark Financial Communication an enterprise specialising in Investor Relations, where he became Vice --President and develop an interest for emerging companies and especially mining exploration. Having an entrepreneur spirit and wanting to achieve new goals Sylvain founded S.D.N.L. Financial Communication in 2007 where he is still President. Mr Laberge joined Gespeg in 2012 to become President & CEO in 2013. In 2016, Sylvain joined Tarku to become President & CEO.

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