Management Team

Guy Bourassa

Guy Bourassa

President and CEO
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.
Steve  Nadeau

Steve Nadeau

Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Nadeau is a CPA,CGA and is the Chief Financial Officer of Nemaska since its inception in 2008. He brings more than 20 years of experiences and knowhow in management, accounting and finance.

Prior to joining Nemaska, Mr. Nadeau held several senior financial positions for companies which were either extracting or manufacturing products related to the granite industry, electronics and automotive field. Mr. Nadeau was also Chief Financial Officer of Monarques Gold Corporation from March 2011 to December 2015.
Chantal Francoeur

Chantal Francoeur

Vice President, Human resources and Organizational development
Ms. Francoeur brings more than 25 years of human resources experience in the mining industry, both in Canada and internationally.

During her career, Ms. Francoeur attracted and assembled the necessary teams required to build three mines. Most recently she was Vice President of Human Resources and Communications for Koniambo Nickel, a large scale nickel operation in New Caledonia.

At Nemaska Lithium, Ms. Francoeur leads the development, implementation and execution of all aspect of HR services; including attracting, developing and retaining the necessary talent to achieve Nemaska Lithium’s goal of becoming a lithium salts producer.
Marc Dagenais

Marc Dagenais

Vice President, Legal Affairs & Corporate Secretary
With more than 25 years of national and international mining experience, Mr. Dagenais is responsible for the leadership and management of the overall legal affairs and corporate governance matters of Nemaska Lithium. In addition, Mr. Dagenais actively contributes to strategic planning and other key corporate functions.

Prior to joining Nemaska Lithium, he headed legal affairs for Graymont Limited and Cambior Inc. (now part of Iamgold Corporation), as well as for the African Region of Kinross Gold Corporation (being based overseas).

He holds bachelor degrees in Law from Université de Montréal and Management Accounting from UQAM.
Robert Beaulieu

Robert Beaulieu

Vice President, Operations
Mr. Beaulieu has been Vice-President, Operations since January 2019. With over 25 years of experience in the mining industry and extensive expertise in the development of complex and innovative projects, he currently oversees the work of Nemaska Lithium at the mine as well as the electrochemical plant.

Prior to joining Nemaska Lithium, Mr. Beaulieu was the Technical Director at Koniambo Nickel SAS, a major nickel producer in New Caledonia.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Beaulieu has led several projects in the mining and metallurgical sectors. Within our team, he will ensure the transition from construction and development activities to the growth of our business activities, as well as the optimization of our process. Mr. Beaulieu is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.