Board of directors
The presence of Mr. Cohen as President and Chief Executive Officer and director is a major asset for the Corporation because of his qualities as seasoned manager and his vast experience. Mr. Cohen began his career in the Cap Gemini Group where he held several positions including Commercial Engineer, Sales Director, Managing Director and President and Chief Executive Officer of a major subsidiary of the Cap Gemini Group. In 1990, Mr. Cohen left Cap Gemini and founded Transiciel (SSII) where he became the President and Chief Executive Officer founder. In 2000, Transiciel became public and, in 2001, Transiciel was granted the “Trophée de la décennie de la meilleure entreprise” by the firm Bain. The selection was made over a total of 278,916 companies based on growth, profitability and sales revenue criteria. In 2003, Transiciel merged with Sogeti in Cap Gemini. Member of the executive committee of the Cap Gemini Group and President and Chief Executive Officer of the new Sogeti-Transiciel set (more than 20,000 employees), Mr. Cohen supervised this merger during 2 years and a half and eventually left the group to engage in personal activities of private equity.
Mr. Richard Faucher, a Professional Engineer trained in metallurgical engineering, is a member of the board of Directors ofAurizon Mines, Globestar Mining and Plexmar. He has over 40 years of experience in the mining and metallurgical fields and he occupied various executive positions for the Noranda-Falconbridge group, as General Manager of Gaspe Copper Mines, Vice-President of Brunswick Mining & Smelting and President of Falconbridge Dominicana in the Dominican Republic. After leaving Noranda, Mr. Faucher acted as President & COO of Princeton Mining and was instrumental in raising funds for the development and construction of the Huckleberry mine project, a 20, 000 tonnes per day operation completed in 1997. In 2008, Mr. Faucher left his position as President & CEO of Canadian Royalties and he is now involved in activities of M&A (Merger & Acquisition). Mr. Faucher is a certified member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).
Mr. Christian Marti has over 30 years experience as a senior executive in developing and managing mining projects in North America, Africa, Central America and Asia for a wide range of mineral portfolios. He was project manager and consultant for SNC Lavalin and responsible for the completion of a feasibility study for the Canadian Royalties Inc. Nunavick nickel mine project in 2006. Mr. Marti was also the General Director of Nuiphaovica Mining Joint venture in Vietnam; a 70% owned subsidiary of Tiberon Minerals Ltd. He was from 2008 to 2015, director with the Business Development-Mining Industry for WSP. Since 2015 he is Mining technical advisor for Tetratech firm. Mr. Marti is a mining engineer and member of the Quebec Order of Engineers.
Claude Goulet, Director
Manager, Corporation Immobilière Cagim inc. – Mr Goulet is a financial advisor at Manulife Bank. A banker for more than 25 years, he brings to the board a 25 years financial banking experience and expertise. Mr Goulet is a member of the audit committee and acts as chairman of this committee.
Michel Doyon, Director
Mr. Doyon is currently acting as CEO of the Foundation-Godefroy Laviolette and of the integration enterprise Godefroy-Laviolette, for which he is a member of the board since 2005. Mr. Doyon brings over 20 years of senior management experience acquired from renowned companies. He was, among others, CEO for the bakery Pom and Executive Vice-President of the Maison Cousin. His leadership and organisational skills have enabled these companies to achieve great results. In addition, Mr. Doyon sits on various boards such as the Crédit Bail Clé and the Canadian Liver Foundation. Mr Doyon is a member of the audit committee.
Julien Cohen, Director
Julien Cohen is a graduate of the Institute of superior management in Paris and worked for two years for Danone International as management controller. For the past 13 years he has been involved in the family Investment business. Mr. Cohen brings extensive experience and is acting as a director representing Groupe Cohen as a major shareholder of Robex. He is a major asset for the company including his extensive expertise in financing and network of contacts throughout the world. Mr Cohen is a member of the audit committee.
Mr. Benjamin Cohen began his career as a ship captain and skipper in international events of olympic level. This conferred him both great team and competition spirits. He also possesses experiences of high technicality in various domains.
For the past 6 years he was the director of a construction company in Grenada, Caribbean, with 200 employees at his charge. Was challenge was to accomodate a desserted island. This agve him experiences in management, logistics and construction as well as in numerous associated technologies (energy, telecomunication, fret…). He then continued in the management of different assets for the Cohen Group.