Corporate

Management

Rock Lefrançois, P.Geo.

President & CEO

Rock Lefrançois, P.Geo.

Mr. Rock Lefrançois is a professional geologist with 30 years of experience in the mining industry, more precisely in the search and evaluation of various types of precious and base metal deposits throughout North and Central America. During his fifteen-year engagement with mid-tier mining companies, namely in the position of Senior Geologist with Cambior and Aur Resources, he was responsible for the implementation of project generative and advanced acquisition programs and the management of exploration and extensive resource/reserve definition drilling programs.

Mr. Lefrançois has held high-level management positions and directorship of publicly trading Canadian junior exploration companies. During his seven-year tenure as Vice-President and President & COO of NioGold Mining Corp., he was a key contributor to consolidating a large land package within the heart of Canada’s most prolific gold mining camp, defining a +2 million-ounce resource, and finally attracting and negotiating a strategic partnership with a mid-tier producer to carry the project to the feasibility stage.

Guillaume Courtois

Country Manager - French Guiana

Guillaume Courtois

Mr. Courtois joined Orea Mining at the Montagne d’Or gold project in 2014 and then was retained by the Montagne d’Or JV (44.99% Columbus / 55.01% Nordgold) under the management of Nordgold, where he oversaw drilling programs and technical field studies for the feasibility study and permitting requirements. Mr. Courtois obtained a degree in Geology from the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis in 2008 and a Master’s in Earth Sciences from the University of Quebec in Montreal in 2013. Prior to joining Orea Mining in 2014, Mr. Courtois worked for a number of junior exploration companies in Quebec and Ontario.

Andrew Yau, CPA, CGA

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Yau, CPA, CGA

Mr. Andrew Yau, CPA, CGA, holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration degree from the University of British Columbia and has been in accounting and finance roles with publicly listed companies since 2006. Mr. Yau previously held senior financial positions with several Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange listed companies, where he was responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting, tax, banking, regulatory reporting, and internal controls.  Mr. Yau’s strong business acumen combined with his knowledge of public company requirements and International Financial Reporting Standards, have made him essential in the completion of complex international M&A transactions.

Jorge Martinez

VP, Communications & Technology

Jorge Martinez

Mr. Martinez has over 20 years of experience in business management and corporate communications, particularly in the natural resource and technology sectors. He has held executive roles with both private and publicly traded companies in the United States, Canada, and Latin America specializing in corporate operations and efficiency. Mr. Martinez holds a BA from the University of Miami with concentrations in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration, and further studies in Management at the University of British Columbia.

 

Daniela Freitas

Corporate Secretary

Daniela Freitas

Ms. Freitas has been providing accounting and paralegal services to the company since 2011, helping the corporate team in meeting internal controls, as well as regulatory and governance compliance requirements. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Freitas acted as a secretary in a project conducted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Brazil and later as a secretary to its supervising World Bank field office. Ms. Freitas obtained a degree in Arts and Education from Universidade Estadual de Londrina, in Brazil, and is a certified Legal Assistant by Capilano University in North Vancouver and a certified Paralegal by Vancouver Community College in Vancouver.

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