Mr. Gignac has more than 20 years of experience in the mining industry. His expertise includes managing project development studies, providing open-pit expertise, financial modeling, and economic evaluation of projects. He has coordinated many mandates with numerous major mining companies ranging from early exploration evaluations to operations optimization involving all fields of mining and geology. He is a member of the of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (“OIQ”) and the Canadian Institute of Mining (“CIM”). He holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering from McGill University and a Master’s degree of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal and is a CFA Charterholder. Mr. Gignac also serves as a director of Major Drilling Group International.
Vice President, Finance & CFO
Ms. Lafleur is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Québec since 1998 and hold a Bachelor in Business Administration from l'École des Hautes Études Commerciales of Montreal ("HEC"). She has 20 years of experience in the mining industry. After four years with the accounting firm of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, Ms. Lafleur started with Cambior Inc. as Accounting Analyst and took on various positions of increasing responsibility with Niobec Inc. (2004 to 2008), Iamgold Essakane S.A. in Burkina Faso (2008 to 2014), Newmont Suriname, LLC (2014 to 2017) , and Aurelian Ecuador S.A. (2017 to 2020), a subsidiary of Lundin Gold Inc.
Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary
Mr. Dagenais is a Québec lawyer since April 1990 and has 30 years of experience in the mining industry, both in North America and internationally. He was Vice President, Legal Affairs & Corporate Secretary of Nemaska Lithium (2016 to 2020); prior to that, he held similar positions with Graymont Limited (2014 to 2016) and for the African region of Kinross Gold Corporation (2011 to 2014), based in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. Prior to that, Mr. Dagenais worked for 15 years with Cambior Inc., in positions of increasing responsibility. He also was a partner of Lavery, de Billy, LLP, a major Montréal law firm and a partner of MinQuest Capital Inc., a private equity fund specialized in mining investments.
Vice President, Corporate Development & Investor Relations
Mr. Petković is a financial markets professional with over 10 years of experience in resource based capital markets including private equity, credit, and investment banking. Before joining G Mining Ventures, Mr. Petković spent 10 years at Sprott Resource Lending Corp., where he was Principal, Private Debt. At Sprott, he was responsible for the origination, structuring, and investment management of bespoke financing transactions for companies in the mining sector. Prior to Sprott, he spent time in mining investment banking, advising on IPOs, equity issuance and M&A. Mr. Petković earned a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Western University and is a CFA® charterholder.