René Branchaud holds an LLB from Université Laval obtained in 1982. He has been a lawyer since 1983 and is a partner of the law firm Lavery, de Billy, L.L.P. He practices in the areas of securities law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law. Mr. Branchaud serves on the board of directors and is corporate secretary of several public companies. He also serves on several committees of the board of directors, including corporate governance committees and ad hoc committees created for specific transactions (mergers, takeovers). In addition, he advises directors who sit on ad hoc committees.
Ms. Nicole Blanchard is very knowledgeable about the Company's project for the recovery of platinum group elements since 2013. She has extensive international experience and expertise in strategic business development in various industry sectors, namely biotechnology, telecommunications, financial services, clean tech and resources. Ms. Blanchard is managing partner of her own company since 2004 and specializes in results-driven tactics and strategies to reach positive corporate results for public and private companies. She has a Bachelor degree in International Business and a Bachelor degree in Sciences.
Yvan Tremblay has 30 years of experience in the supervision of chemical processes and more recently in plant restructuring. A technical director for Alcan and subsequently for Rio Tinto Alcan, Mr. Tremblay has worked in Quebec, Ghana and France as general manager of bauxite, aluminum and specialty alumina processing plants. Mr. Tremblay is a graduate of the General and Vocational College of Chicoutimi and has training in learning about manufacturing process and process control, as well as a bachelor's degree in administration from Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.