CEO : Georges Cohen
The presence of Mr. Cohen as President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as chairman, 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.
Vice-president Finance (CFO) and Chief Operation Officer (COO): Augustin Rousselet
Mr. Rousselet has originally followed a school curriculum in sciences with a Master degree from Nancy University as a Mechanical Engineer in 1988 and a diploma as Engineer in Electronics in 1989 at Essem (Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Electricite et Mecanique de Nancy). He completed his studies with a nine month stage at BATH University in the UK.
After a three year stay with a cement plant ( Formation in Statistical Process Control), Augustin Rousselet decided to create its first enterprise in 1992. Founder CEO of ARCIM, MLB Conseil, MLB Immobilier, PASEOSOFT and ABAQUE companies , involved in various domain; Mr. Rousselet built a strong expertise as an entrepreneur with financial skills.
After raising funds for PASEOSOFT in 2001 (Sold in 2012), he has since 2005, acted as CFO of the iEurop company where he raised $6. M in 2007. In 2008 he became a financial and scientific advisor and consultant to a group of 20 companies helping raise $10. M over the last three years. In parallel since 2011, Augustin Rousselet has acted as CFO and scientific advisor for the FAIRCHILD Investment Fund held by Groupe Cohen. There he is responsible for due diligence of scientific and financial aspects for the fund’ investments, financial audits and control on the participation of the Fund. He acts also as strategic consultant, advising or participating with management in major decisions (Investments, restructuration, separation, fiscal control, legal matters).
Technical Vice-President : Benjamin Cohen
Mr. Benjamin Cohen began his career as captain of a yacht and sailing team in international competitions at Olympic level, this gave him a great team spirit and sense of competition. He has solid experience of high technology in many areas.
General Manager for 6 years in a construction Company in Grenada in the Caribbean comprising an average of 200 employees, he developed a private island to the highest European standards. This gave him experience in the management and construction fields, as well as in the use of many related technologies (electricity, telecommunications, and transportation). He then continued to manage many assets and investments made under the Cohen Group.
Director of operations at the Nampala mine : Simon Boudreau
Mr. Boudreau is the Nampala mine Operation manager. Also, he worked as an independent consultant (2012-2016). He served as Nampala Mine Manager (2014), as Project manager for Dumas Contracting Ltd. (2010-2012) and Chief Engineer for High River Gold (2006-2010). Mr. Boudreau is a graduate of Université Laval in mining engineering (2003) and is a member of l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.