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Directors

Sean RoosenSean Roosen

Executive Chair of the Board of Directors

Quebec, Canada
Non Independent
Director since April 2014

 

Mr. Sean Roosen is the Executive Chair of the Board of Directors of the Corporation. Mr. Roosen was a founding member of Osisko Mining Corporation (2003) and of EurAsia Holding AG, a European venture capital fund.

Mr. Roosen has over 30 years of progressive experience in the mining industry. As founder, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Osisko Mining Corporation, he was responsible for developing the strategic plan for the discovery, financing and development of the Canadian Malartic Mine. He also led the efforts for the maximization of shareholders’ value in the sale of Osisko Mining Corporation, which resulted in the creation of Osisko. Mr. Roosen is an active participant in the resource sector and in the formation of new companies to explore for mineral deposits both in Canada and internationally.

In 2017, Mr. Roosen received an award from Mines and Money Americas for best Chief Executive Officer in North America and was, in addition, named in the “Top 20 Most Influential Individuals in Global Mining”.  In prior years, he has been recognized by several organizations for his entrepreneurial successes and his leadership in innovative sustainability practices. Mr. Roosen is a graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines.

Mr. Roosen serves on the board of directors of Osisko Mining Inc. and Victoria Gold Corp.


Joanne FerstmanJoanne Ferstman, CPA, CA

Lead Director

Ontario, Canada
Independent
Director since April 2014

 

Ms. Joanne Ferstman is a corporate director. She has over 20 years of progressive experience in the financial industry, where she was until 2012 officer of Dundee Capital Market Inc., a full service investment dealer with principal businesses that include investment banking, institutional sales and trading, and private client financial advisory. She has held several leadership positions within Dundee Corporation and DundeeWealth Inc., where she was responsible for strategic development, financial and regulatory reporting and risk management.

Ms. Ferstman holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate degree in Public Accountancy from McGill University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Committees :
  • Audit and Risks Committee (Chair)
  • Human Resources Committee

The Hon. John R. Baird

Director

Independent
Director since April 2020

 

Mr. Baird was a Member of Parliament for three terms, serving with distinction in a number of senior cabinet portfolios. He served as Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister for four years. Prior to his service in Ottawa, he was Member of Provincial Parliament in Ontario for ten years, where he served in senior cabinet portfolios including as Minister of Energy and Minister of Community and Social Services. He is a director of Canadian Pacific, Canadian Forest Products, FWD Group, PineBridge Investments and is an advisor to Hatch, Barrick Gold, Bennett Jones LLP and the Eurasia Group.

Committees :
  • Governance and Nomination Committee (Chair)
  • Environmental and Sustainability Committee

Edie Hofmeister

Director

California, United States of America
Independent
Director since May 2022

 

Ms. Hofmeister has advised large and small multi-national extractive companies on legal and ESG matters for over twenty years. Most recently she served as Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs and General Counsel for Tahoe Resources where she led the Legal, Sustainability and Government Affairs departments and helped grow Tahoe from a junior exploration company to a mid-cap precious metals producer. Since 2006, Ms. Hofmeister has worked alongside rural and indigenous communities in India, Peru, Guatemala, Mexico and Canada to enhance food, work and water security. Ms. Hofmeister serves as the Chair of the International Bar Association’s Business and Human Rights Committee, a group dedicated to promoting high ESG standards in multi-national corporations.

Ms. Hofmeister received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from UCLA, a Master of Arts degree in international peace studies from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco.


Candace MacGibbonCandace MacGibbon, CPA, CA

Director

Toronto, Canada
Independent
Director since January 2021

 

Ms. MacGibbon is the Chief Executive Officer of INV Metals Inc. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with over 25 years’ experience in the mining sector and capital markets, as a result of her previous employment as a global mining institutional salesperson with RBC Capital Markets and in base metals research as a mining associate with BMO Capital Markets. Ms. MacGibbon’s experience in accounting matters includes her previous roles as a Manager at Deloitte LLP and as a cost analyst with Inco Limited.

Ms. MacGibbon holds a Bachelor of Arts – Economics from the University of Western Ontario and a Diploma in Accounting from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Committees :
  • Audit and Risks Committee
  • Human Resources Committee

William Murray JohnWilliam Murray John

Director

British Columbia, Canada
Independent
Director since February 2020

 

Mr. John currently serves as Chair of the Board of Discovery Metals Corp. and Lead Director of O3 Mining Inc. Prior to his retirement in December 2014, he was the President and CEO of Dundee Resources Limited, and Managing Director and a Portfolio Manager with Goodman & Company, Investment Counsel Inc., where he was responsible for managing Private Equity resource and precious metals focused mutual funds and flow-through limited partnerships. He was also the former President and CEO of Corona Gold Corporation and Ryan Gold Corporation up to 2015. He is also a former director of several other public companies including Breakwater Resources Ltd., Dundee Precious Metals Inc. and Osisko Mining Inc. Mr. John has been involved with the resource investment industry since 1992 and has worked as an investment banker, buy-side mining analyst, sell-side mining analyst, and portfolio manager.

He graduated from the Camborne School of Mines in 1980 with a BSc (Hons) in mining engineering and received an award from the Associateship of the Camborne School of Mines. He also received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto in 1993.

Committees :
  • Environmental and Sustainability Committee (Chair)
  • Governance and Nomination Committee

Pierre LabbéPierre Labbé, CPA, CA, ICD.D

Director

Quebec, Canada
Independent
Director since February 2015

 

Mr. Pierre Labbé is Chief Financial Officer of IMV Inc. and was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Leddartech Inc. from April 2015 to March 2017. He has more than 25 years of progressive financial leadership roles in various industries. He was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Québec Port Authority (October 2013 – April 2015), and has experience in the resource sector, having served as Chief Financial Officer of Plexmar Resources (2007-2012), Sequoia Minerals (2003-2004), and Mazarin Inc. (2000-2003). Mr. Labbé, in his role as senior financial officer, has participated in the development of strategic plans and in mergers and acquisitions (over $1 billion in transactions). Mr. Labbé was a nominee to the Osisko Board by Virginia Mines Inc. as part of the Osisko-Virginia business combination in 2015.

Mr. Labbé holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a license in accounting from Université Laval, Québec City. He is a member of Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Committees :
  • Audit and Risks Committee
  • Human resources Committee (Chair)
  • Governance and Nomination Committee

Charles E. PageCharles E. Page, M.Sc., P.Geo.

Director

Ontario, Canada
Independent
Director since April 2014

 

Mr. Charles E. Page is a corporate director and has more than 40 years of experience in the mineral industry. During his career, Mr. Page has held progressive leadership roles in developing strategies to explore, finance and develop mineral properties in Canada and internationally. Mr. Page worked at Queenston Mining Inc. in various capacities, including President and Chief Executive Officer, from 1990 to its sale to Osisko Mining Corporation in 2012.

Mr. Page holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Science from Brock University and a Master of Science degree in Earth Science from the University of Waterloo. He is a Professional Geologist registered in the province of Ontario and Saskatchewan, and is also a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada.

Committees :
  • Audit and Risks Committee
  • Environmental and Sustainability Committee

Sandeep Singh

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Ontario, Canada
Non Independent
Director since November 2020

 

Sandeep Singh joined Osisko as President in January 2020. He became President and Chief Executive Officer in November 2020. For the fifteen years prior, Mr. Singh was an investment banker in the metals and mining industry where he advised numerous mining companies on growth and financing strategies with Maxit Capital (2014-2020), Dundee Securities (2010–2014) and BMO Capital Markets (2005-2010). As co-founder of Maxit Capital, he was instrumental in building an independent and highly successful advisory firm which acted on some of the most complex and value-enhancing transactions in the mining sector.

Mr. Singh holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Concordia University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Oxford University.