Board of Directors

Michel Baril

Michel Baril


Chairman of the Board
Mechanical engineer, with over 30 years of experience in management. Mr. Baril was a top executive with Bombardier Inc. Presently he acts as director of numerous public and private companies.
François Biron

François Biron


Director
Mr. François Biron is a senior professional mining engineer with 40 years of experience in the mining industry. His extensive experience in mining operations has been developed through acting in several senior site-based positions with well-known international mining companies, and recently he has acquired experience in the executive management of a Canadian industrial minerals company. Mr. Biron has an entrepreneurial vision oriented towards business development and a perspective of industry growth with respect to the environment.
He participate in the management of major open pit mines with the best operating standards to achieve goals and corporate objectives. Mr. Biron elaborate recently a new mining project in introducing the social acceptability concept and public consultations in the local communities where the project will be implement, based on the latest automation mining technologies and to improve the mining process.
Guy Bourassa

Guy Bourassa


Director
Mr. Bourassa is President and CEO of Nemaska Lithium Inc. since the Company’s inception in 2008, bringing more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry to this role. Among other things he was instrumental in identifying and negotiating the acquisition of the Whabouchi lithium property and securing over $1.25 billion through different types of financing to develop the Whabouchi project. Through his leadership, the Company brought an historical lithium showing to a world class deposit and has developed new innovative processes of producing high purity lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate, which should allow Nemaska to become a world leader in these lithium salts markets. Mr. Bourassa is a recognized industry expert on lithium exploration and development and has spoken at numerous national and international conference. Throughout his career, Mr. Bourassa has been involved in exploration and mining companies as President and CEO, legal counsel and in-house corporate counsel and director. These companies were producers of gold, copper, calcite and dolomite. Mr. Bourassa holds a law degree from Université Laval.
Paul-Henri Couture

Paul-Henri Couture


Director
Mr. Paul-Henri Couture has over 35 years of experience as a financial management and investment professional. He has held senior positions at the Caisse de dépôt and placement du Québec and at Sentient Asset Management Canada. During his tenure at the Caisse, Mr. Couture led a team responsible for a $3 billion investment portfolio with a focus on financial institutions and natural resources sectors. While at the Caisse, Mr. Couture also launched two innovative mining funds: Groupe Sodémex Inc. and MinQuest Capital. He built and developed a $3-billion portfolio in turnarounds and corporate restructurings. Mr. Couture is President of Minvest Capital, a business providing management and investing consulting services.
Patrick Godin

Patrick Godin


Director
Patrick Godin joined Stornoway as Chief Operating Officer in May 2010 and was appointed director in October 2011. He has had overall responsibility for the development of the Renard Project up to commercial production and now oversees operations. Prior to joining Stornoway, he was Vice President, Project Development for G Mining Services Inc. and was responsible, in such capacity, for the development of the Essakane Mine in Burkina Faso, as contractor for Iamgold Corp. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Operations for Canadian Royalties, heading the development of its nickel project in Northern Québec. Prior to that, he was President and General Manager of the French subsidiary of Iamgold (originally Cambior Inc.) that was developing the Camp Caïman gold project in French Guiana, after having held positions of increasing management responsibility within Cambior. Mr. Godin holds a bachelor degree in Mining Engineering from Université Laval (Québec) and is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec and of the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés. He is a director of Mason Graphite Inc.
René Lessard

René Lessard


Director
Mr. Lessard is an independant sales consultant. He was the Sales Manager of Campagna Motors Inc. and also of T-Rex Vehicles Inc. for over 4 years. He also acts as a director of Monarques Resources Inc.
Shigeki (Sean) Miwa

Shigeki (Sean) Miwa


Director
Shigeki (Sean) Miwa holds several positions concurrently within the SoftBank Group including Representative Director & CEO of SB Energy Corp. (from 2017), General Manager – CEO Project Office (from 2016) at SoftBank Group Corp., Board Member of the Renewable Energy Institute (from 2014), Representative Director & CEO of Bloom Energy Japan Ltd. (from 2013) and Director of Clean Energy Asia LLC (from 2012). Before joining SoftBank in 2011, he worked for Mitsui & Co. Ltd., from 1991 mainly in the natural resources and energy sector, based in Tokyo, Sydney and Brisbane. Mr. Miwa graduated from Waseda University in Tokyo with a B.A. in History, received a Master of Financial Management and an MBA from the Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University in Sydney, and completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School in Boston.