Guy Morissette, President and Chief Executive Officer and director – Mr Morissette brings to Mosaic his long and successful career in the mining exploration sector. Since beginning as a prospector in Rouyn Noranda in 1979, Mr. Morissette has founded and managed numerous exploration companies active in Québec and in Africa. In 2008, he founded Vanstar Mining Resources which in 2013 and 2014 made the initial discoveries of the Liam, Dan and 36 gold showings which led to the current development of the Nelligan Gold deposit in Quebec. Mr. Morissette negotiated the November 2014 Vanstar-IAMGOLD earn-in option agreement under which IAMGOLD may acquire up to an 80% interest in the Nelligan project. Mr. Morissette has also contributed to the success of other numerous projects in Quebec including Project Fayolle, Project Pelletier Creek, Project Lake Expanse and Project Galloway as well as in the acquisition and exploration start up of the Bakoudou Project in Gabon.
Maurice Giroux – Director – Mr. Giroux holds a Bachelor of Science Geology and has over 40 years’ experience as a geologist focused in mineral exploration both in Canada and internationally, most particularly in West Africa where he has been active for the past 21 years. In 2011 he was the geologist and CEO of Stellar AfricaGold Inc. when Stellar made the Monster Lake – Zone 325 high-grade gold discovery (237.6 g/t Au over 5.7 m). Monster Lake became the core asset of TomaGold Corporation and was subsequently optioned by IAMGOLD Corp. Mr. Giroux was notably involved in the discovery of three gold and diamond mines that are under commercial development today. He also contributed to a vast international project that led to the mapping of two-thirds of Guinea’s geology and he co-authored a comprehensive study of the country’s mining potential. Mr. Giroux is also a director of Stellar AfricaGold Inc.
John Cumming – Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Director – Mr. Cumming is a barrister and solicitor and corporate executive with over 40 years’ experience in the public company sector. Mr. Cumming holds a BA and LLB from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Law specializing in Corporate and Commercial Law from Kings College, University of London. He has been active in the Canadian securities markets and resource exploration sector since 1978. Mr. Cumming practiced exclusively as a corporate finance, securities and mining lawyer from 1978 until 1992 as the senior securities and mining law partner at a mid-sized Vancouver, BC, law firm. Until February 2017 Mr. Cumming served as Executive Vice-President and CFO of Merrex Gold Inc., a company that was active in the West African gold space for over 10 years. In 2008 Mr. Cumming negotiated the Merrex-IAMGOLD exploration Joint Venture deal which in 2014 discovered the Diakha gold deposit in West Mali. In December 2016 Mr. Cumming lead both the Merrex negotiating team and the transaction legal team that successfully negotiated and concluded the sale of Merrex to IAMGOLD Corporation in the $43 million share takeover deal that closed February 28, 2017. (Merrex Gold News Release December 22, 2016) Mr. Cumming is a director, President and CEO of Stellar AfricaGold Inc., and a director of Molori Energy Inc. and Granite Creek Copper Ltd.
Eric Beauchesne – Director – Mr Beauchesne holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) with a mining specialization. He is currently the CEO of Arkys Web Software, specialized in the mining industry. M. Beauchsne has a solid experience with junior mining companies and has acted as a director and member of the audit committee of Vanstar Mining Resources Inc. from 2015 to 2020. He is also a director and a shareholder of Geotic, a company specializing in the development of geology software for well-known exploration and mining companies in the industry. He played an active role in the management committee and in the development of Geotic’s business. Mr. Beauchesne is a director and shareholder of TMR Communications, a specialized marketing communications firm whose main client base is mining.
Luc Gervais – Director – Mr Gervais holds a mining engineering degree from Laval University and is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ). M. Gervais has 35 years of experience in engineering, construction and maintenance in the mining and metallurgy sectors and has held several management positions in metallurgy departments for different producers. He has led studies for numerous mining companies and worked on various projects in Canada and abroad. In addition, he currently sits on the board of Vanstar Mining Ressources, a Quebec-based junior exploration company.