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Dr. Jean-Marc Lalancette

Dr. Jean-Marc Lalancette

Chairman Emeritus

Dr. Lalancette holds a Ph.D. (Chemistry) from Université of Montréal (1960). He is a professor Emeritus of the Université de Sherbrooke and the author of more than 40 patents related to mineral chemistry and problem solving in environmental science. His contributions have been acknowledged by several awards, including the Manning Award in 1985 for the development of a safer form of asbestos. Dr. Lalancette, co-founder of the Corporation, was a director and Vice-President, Development of the Corporation until his retirement in February 2015.

Hubert Marleau

Hubert Marleau

Mr. Hubert Marleau is a co-founder of Palos Management. With over 30 years of experience in the business and financial community, Mr. Marleau has raised funds privately and publicly for hundreds of emerging and mature companies, structured many mergers and acquisitions as well as designed and created numerous financial deals in Canada. Mr. Marleau has worked at the senior executive level of several large investment banks. During his career, he was a governor of the Toronto Stock Exchange, the Montreal Stock Exchange, and the Vancouver Stock Exchange, a director of the Investment Dealer Association of Canada and Board member for a multitude of publicly traded companies. Mr. Marleau graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Economics.

Mario Jacob

Mario Jacob

Mr. Jacob is Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of NCP Investment Management. He is a graduate from the Faculty of Law of Laval University and a member of the Quebec Bar since 1995. Mr. Jacob has more than twenty years of corporate finance, mergers and advisory experience and has been involved as lead advisor in numerous transactions including mergers and acquisition, going public transactions, financing and governance best practices implementation. Mr. Jacob has experience as board member of several public companies.

Robert Sellars

Robert Sellars

Robert Sellars has been with the Dundee Group of companies for over 19 years and is currently the CFO of Dundee Corp, the parent company of DST.  He has been COO and CFO for various financial services entities including Dundee Securities Ltd and Goodman & Company Investment Counsel. Prior to joining Dundee, Mr. Sellars was Chief Financial Officer at First Marathon Inc.

Mr. Sellars holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Windsor and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a Chartered Accountant, as well as, a Chartered Financial Analyst.

David Lemieux

David Lemieux

Mr. Lemieux is a chemical engineer. He has graduated from the University of Sherbrooke and has cumulated 20 years of experience in industry and process development. He started his career as project manager in the energy sector and then as director of engineering for OLEOTEK, a research center specialized in biofuels before joining DST in 2006. He was closely involved in the development of the Corporation’s technologies over the years and as such, has accumulated extensive experience in development of innovative processes for the mining industry. He is also co-inventor of several patents and publications of the Corporation. More recently, he served as Executive Vice President of the Corporation before being nominated as CEO in February 2020.