Management

Jonathan Hamel

Chief Executive Officer (Interim)

Mr. Hamel joined Vanstar’s Board of Directors in 2018 and subsequently contributed to various projects and roles related to business development and public relations. During this period, the company experienced strong growth to position itself as one of the most promising gold projects in Canada. In August 2020, he was appointed interim CEO of the company to lead the company in its period of management transition.

Mr. Hamel is an Associate Researcher at the Montreal Economic Institute, an independent public policy think tank focused on proposing reforms based on market principles and entrepreneurship. He is also an invited lecturer at ESG+ UQAM and École des Dirigeants HEC Montréal.

Mr. Hamel is a member of the Advisory Committee on Technological Innovation of L’Autorité des Marchés Financiers (Quebec Financial Markets Regulator) since 2017.

Martin Nicoletti, CPA, CGA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Nicoletti is a chartered professional accountant (CPA) with more than 31 years of experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting specialization. Mr. Nicoletti is also president of Corporation Financière SKTM Ltée and chief financial officer of several other mining companies.

Gilles Laverdière, P.Geo.

Consulting Geologist & Qualified Person under NI 43-101

Gilles Laverdiere is a consulting geologist to exploration mining companies, since 2013. From 2011 to 2013, he was senior consulting geologist for Merrex Gold Inc. where he was in charge in developing a gold project in Mali within a joint-venture with Iamgold Inc. From 2006 to 2010, he was a consulting geologist in charge of planning and supervising drilling projects in Northwestern Quebec and writing 43-101 geological reports. From 1998 to 2006, he was CEO of HMZ Metals Inc. where he acquired mining assets in China and listed the Company through an IPO on the TSX. From 1985 to 1997, he has been part of senior management and on the Board of many public mining companies where he evaluated mining prospects, negotiated and structured financing for various mining companies in Canada, the Philippines, Brazil, Nevada. From 1978 to 1984, he was a geologist with a focus on gold exploration in Northwestern Quebec.