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Directors

Sean RoosenSean Roosen

Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer

Quebec, Canada
Non Independent
Director since April 2014

 

Mr. Sean Roosen is the Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer 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 Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd., Osisko Mining Inc. and Victoria Gold Corp. as a representative of Osisko.


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 and Sustainable Committee

Françoise BertrandFrançoise Bertrand, O.C., C.Q., ICD.D, F.ICD

Director

Quebec, Canada
Independent
Director since November 2014

 

Ms.Françoise Bertrand chairs the board of directors of Via Rail Canada and the board of directors of ProAction International since 2017. She has held leadership roles in numerous public and private organizations. Ms. Bertrand was formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec, President of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC), President and Chief Executive Officer of Société de radio-télévision du Québec (Télé-Québec), and Dean of Resource Management at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). She also has served on the Board of Directors of various government and charitable organizations.

Ms. Bertrand holds a Bachelor of Arts – Major in Sociology from Université de Montréal and a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from York University. She is a graduate from the Directors Education Program sponsored by the Institute of Directors of Canada and the Rotman School of Management – McGill. Ms. Bertrand recently received the Fellow ICD Award at the ICD National Conference in June 2019.

Ms. Bertrand’s outstanding career achievements have led her to be appointed as a Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Québec, and an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Committees :
  • Human Resources and Sustainable Committee (Chair)
  • Governance and Nomination Committee

John F. Burzynski, M.Sc., P.Geo.

Director

Ontario, Canada
Non Independent
Director since April 2014

 

Mr. John Burzynski is President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Osisko Mining Inc., an associate company of the Corporation. He was Senior Vice President, New Business Development of the Corporation until August 31, 2016. Mr. Burzynski has over 30 years of international experience in global exploration and development of mining projects. He also has experience in developing strategy, financing and marketing of emerging companies. He is one of the three founders of Osisko Mining Corporation (2003) where he held various positions, including Vice President Exploration, Vice President Corporate Development and member of its board of directors. He is also a founding member of EurAsia Holding AG, a European venture capital fund.

Mr. Burzynski holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in geology from Mount Allison University, and a Master of Science in exploration and mineral economics from Queen’s University.


Christopher C. Curfman, B.Sc.

Director

Illinois, United States of America
Independent
Director since May 2016

 

Mr. Christopher C. Curfman is a retired senior executive of Caterpillar Inc., one of the world’s largest mobile equipment suppliers to the mining industry. During his 21-year career with Caterpillar, Mr. Curfman has held several progressive positions in Asia, Australia and USA, including Senior Vice President of Caterpillar and President of Caterpillar Global Mining from 2011 to his retirement at the end of 2015. Mr. Curfman also held senior positions with Deere & Company prior to joining Caterpillar. He has extensive international experience and a customer focused legacy at Caterpillar. His global leadership was key to Caterpillar’s success in the mining industry. He also served as a board member at various organizations, including the Canadian Institute of Mining, the National Mining Association, the World Coal Association and several universities.

Mr. Curfman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Northwestern University, and has completed certificate programs in accounting and finance from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania in 1991, a three-year executive program from Louisiana State University in 1997 and the executive program of Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2002. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Mining Engineering from the University Missouri-Rolla in 2013.

Committees :
  • Human Resources and Sustainable Committee
  • 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
  • Governance and Nomination Committee (Chair)

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
  • Human Resources and Sustainable Committee