J. François Lalonde
President & CEO, Director
Mr. Lalonde holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Concordia University in Montreal and has been a member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec from 1984 to 2014. He is an independent consulting civil engineer and has worked for and consulted to multinational engineering and construction companies such as SNC-Lavalin (Canadian company based in Montreal) and Bouygues Travaux Publics (French firm based in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines). Mr. Lalonde has also participated in international business development for the Quebec firm Pomerleau Construction. He has in-depth knowledge of markets and business acquaintances in Canada, United States, Middle East and Africa, where he most notably participated in large-scale energy, motorway and other infrastructure development and mining projects.
Mr. Lalonde is also a director of Stellar AfricaGold Inc. (TSXV: SPX) and Granite Creek Copper (TSXV: GCX). He was formerly a director of Algold Resources LTD. (TSXV: ALG)
Director and CFO
Mr. Isenor holds a B.Sc. geology, (1970) from Acadia University and is a member of the Association of Professional Geologists of Nova Scotia. Currently Mr. Isenor is President and CEO of Roscan Gold Corporation; a company engaged in gold exploration in Western Mali.
Mr. Isenor was President, CEO and Director (2005 to 2017) of Merrex Gold Inc., up until Merrex was taken over by Iamgold Corporation. During that time, Merrex discovered two significant gold deposits in Mali (West Africa): the Siribaya deposit; and, with joint venture partner Iamgold, the Diakha deposit. To date, these two deposits are estimated to represent a combined resource approaching approximately two million ounces of gold.
Previously, Mr. Isenor was the President, CEO and Director (2003 to 2005) of Jilbey Gold Exploration Ltd., until Jilbey was acquired by High River Gold Mines Limited. During Mr. Isenor’s time with Jilbey, Mr. Isenor led the team that identified the Bissa gold deposit in Burkina Faso (West Africa), which was placed into production by Nord Gold SE and has a reported resource exceeding 5 million ounces of gold. In addition, from 1979 – 2003, Mr. Isenor worked as an independent consulting geologist on mineral exploration projects in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Africa. As well, Mr. Isenor founded Jubilee Minerals Inc, to develop the Jubilee zinc deposit; and, Glencoe Resources Inc. to develop the Glencoe limestone deposit. Both deposits are in Nova Scotia, Canada.