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Directors

Victor Bradley Victor H. Bradley, CPA-CA
Director and Chair of the Board of Directors

 

Mr. Bradley brings over 45 years of experience in the international mining sector. He is currently Chair of Osisko. A Chartered Accountant, he began his career with positions such as Chief Financial Officer at a number of mining companies. In 1994, he founded Yamana Gold Inc. and worked as CEO, Director, Chairman and Lead Director. Mr. Bradley was a director of Rio Verde Development Corp. (formerly known as EM Resources Inc.) until March 2013 and currently serves on the board of directors of Nevada Copper Corp. Over the last five years, Mr. Bradley was a Director of mining companies including AIM Resources Limited (now Blackthorn Resources Limited), Aura Minerals Inc., Castillian Resources Corp., Frontier Pacific Mining Corporation, Meridian Gold Inc., Nevoro Inc. and Nortec Minerals Corp.

 

Educated in England, Mr. Bradley began his professional career as a member of the Quebec institute of Chartered Accountants in 1960.

John Burzynski John F. Burzynski, P.Geo., M.Sc.
Vice President, Corporate Development and Director

 

Mr. Burzynski holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in geology from Mount Allison University, and a Master of Science in exploration and mineral economics from Queen’s University. He is a registered P.Geo. in the province of Québec, and has over 25 years experience as a professional geologist on international mining and development projects.  He currently serves as a Director with Condor Petroleum Inc. (CPI:TSX) and is Chairman of the Board of Directors with Braeval Mining Corporation (BVL:TSX).  He is one of the three founders of Osisko Mining Corporation and currently serves as Vice President, Corporate Development.  Mr. Burzynski is also a founding member of EurAsia Resource Holdings AG, a private resource fund based in Europe.

Marcel Côté Marcel Côté, B.Sc. Physics, M.Sc. Economics
Director and Vice-Chair of the Board of directors

 

Mr. Côté is the founder of Secor Inc., one of Canada’s largest management consulting firm, where he was a senior partner until July 31, 2012, when it merged with KPMG Canada. Mr. Côté currently serves as consultant of the firm.  Mr. Côté was appointed Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Corporation in December 2012.  He has taught at University of Sherbrooke and Université du Québec à Montréal before founding Secor in 1975. A native of Malartic, where he grew up, Mr. Côté brings over 35 years of experience in business and has a wide exposure to a variety of issues and several industries. As a consultant, Mr. Côté is particularly known for his strategic insights in business situations. Mr. Côté is currently a director of Intact Financial Corporation and Empire Company Limited. He previously served as Chairman of Engenuity Technologies Inc. and as a director of several other public corporations. Over his career, Mr. Côté has also been involved in the public policy arena as an economist. He has worked as a senior aide in both the Prime Minister’s Office in Ottawa and the Premier Office in Québec City. Active in community affairs, Mr. Côté serves on the Board of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the McCord Museum, the National Art Center and Compagnie de danse Marie Chouinard, which he chairs. In the past, he has served on the Boards of various public policy think tanks and has chaired the Board of the Public Policy Forum and of the Greater Montreal Community Foundation. For the past 15 years, Mr. Côté has also written the back page column in the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ monthly magazine.

 

Mr. Côté holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Ottawa, a Master of Science degree in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University and is a Fellow of the Center of International Affairs of Harvard University.

Michele Darling Michèle Darling, BA, M.Ed.

Director

 

Ms. Darling has over thirty years of global business experience with particular expertise in Human Resources Management and Corporate Governance. She is the President of Michèle Darling and Associates Inc. and provides human resources and strategic planning consulting services to Canadian and American businesses. Prior to establishing her consulting practice, Ms. Darling was the Executive Vice President, Corporate Governance with Prudential Financial, Inc. from 1996-2002. She played a very significant role in the transformation of Prudential Financial from a mutual company into a public company, and was honored as Human Resources Executive of the Year in 2000. From 1991-1996 she was the Executive Vice President Human Resources at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, having joined the bank in corporate banking. Ms. Darling also held various Human Resources positions during her ten years with The Oshawa Group Limited. Ms. Darling is currently a member of the Board of Advisors for Hewitt Equipment Limited, The Denihan Hospitality Group (New York) and The Pickseed Group of Companies. She is the Chair of The Credit Hospital Foundation, and is the Founder and Chair of The Halo Foundation. She is the Benefactor of The Darling Home For Kids, and is a Governor of The Shaw Festival Theatre. Ms. Darling holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Sydney and obtained her Master’s degree in Education from the University of Toronto. She is a Certified Human Resources Professional.

Joanne Ferstman Joanne Ferstman, CA
Director

 

Joanne Ferstman is a corporate director, sitting on both public and private company boards. Ms. Ferstman was most recently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dundee Capital Markets Inc., a full service investment dealer with principal businesses that include investment banking, institutional sales and trading and private client financial advisory.  Prior to taking this position on January 31, 2011, Ms. Ferstman was Vice-Chair and Head of Capital Markets of DundeeWealth Inc., a diversified wealth management public company that managed and advised over $75 billion of assets under management and administration, including the Dynamic Funds family, at the time it was sold to the Bank of Nova Scotia in early 2011.  Prior to 2009, Ms. Ferstman was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DundeeWealth Inc. and Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Dundee Corporation.  In these senior financial roles, Ms. Ferstman was intimately involved in all corporate strategy, including acquisitions and financings, and had ultimate responsibility for all public financial reporting.  Additionally, Ms. Ferstman was regularly Dundee’s nominee on investee company boards and audit committees in both the resources and real estate sectors.

 

Over the past 18 years, Ms. Ferstman has held a variety of executive positions with the Dundee group of companies until her retirement in June 2012 and in early 2009, assumed leadership of Dundee Capital Markets.  Prior to joining the Dundee Group of companies, Ms. Ferstman spent four years as Chief Financial Officer for a national securities firm and five years at a major international accounting firm.  Ms. Ferstman currently serves as the Chair of Dundee Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust, a director of Dundee Real Estate Investment Trust, and a director of Aimia Inc., where she is Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

 

Ms. Ferstman holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate degree in Public Accountancy from McGill University and is a Chartered Accountant.

Staph Leavenworth Bakali Staph Leavenworth Bakali, MBA
Director

 

Mr. Leavenworth Bakali has over 23 years of global business experience and is currently Chief Business Officer and a member of the Management Board of Intercell AG, having served formerly as a Director of Intercell’s Supervisory Board. He is the co-founder and currently a member of the Advisory Board of LeapFrog Investments. Mr. Leavenworth Bakali previously was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Genocea Biosciences from February 2009 to September 2010, and currently is an advisor and member of Genocea’s Board. From 2004 to 2006 he was the Chief Operating Officer of ID Biomedical, where he played a significant role in transforming the company from an R&D organization into a fully-integrated biotech company and its subsequent acquisition by GlaxoSmithKline. Mr. Leavenworth Bakali was also formerly Chief Operating Officer of PowderJect Pharmaceuticals plc, Director of Worldwide Sales and Marketing of Chiron Corporation’s Vaccines Division and member of the Supervisory Board of Napo Pharmaceutical Inc. Mr. Leavenworth Bakali holds a Master’s degree in Management from the University of London.

William A. MacKinnon William A. MacKinnon, B.Commerce, CA
Director

 

Mr. MacKinnon is the former Chief Executive Officer of KPMG Canada, serving from April 1999 to December 31, 2008. He first joined KPMG Canada in 1971, serving the company in numerous roles of increasing leadership for 37 years, including his membership on the Board of Directors of each KPMG Canada, KPMG International and KPMG Americas. Mr. MacKinnon is currently a Director of Telus Corporation, PSP Investments, Novadaq Technologies Inc. and Pioneer Petroleum (a private gasoline retail company). He also serves as a Board member for several non-profit organizations. Mr. MacKinnon is Chairman of The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and was Vice Chairman from September 2008 to October 2010. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Toronto East General Hospital and as Director of the Roy Thomson Hall since June 2009 and the Toronto Community Foundation since August 4, 2009. Mr. MacKinnon obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba in 1967. He became a chartered accountant in 1971 and obtained his FCA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 1994.

Charles E. Page Charles E. Page, P.Geo., M.Sc.
Director

 

Mr. Page was appointed to the Board of Directors of Osisko on February 21, 2013.  Prior to his appointment, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Queenston Mining Inc. until its acquisition by the Corporation.  He has over 30 years experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry.  Mr. Page also sits on the Board of Directors of the following publicly listed companies: Alexandria Minerals Corporation and Unigold Inc.  He also served as a Board member of Thundermin Resources Inc. until May 2011.  Mr. Page, P. Geo., M.Sc., is a Professional Geologist who graduated with a Master Science degree from the University of Waterloo.

Sean Roosen Sean Roosen
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

 

Mr. Roosen is President and Chief Executive Officer of Osisko Mining Corporation since August 2006. He has led the transition of Osisko from a junior exploration company to a leading intermediate gold producer. He is responsible for leading the strategic development of the Corporation and was instrumental in securing the necessary financing to fund the development of the $1 billion Canadian Malartic Mine, the Corporation’s flagship asset. Mr. Roosen is a Supervisory Board member of EurAsia Resource Holdings AG - a European based venture capital fund - and a director of EurAsia Resource Value SE which is a shareholder of Osisko. Mr. Roosen also sits on the Board of Directors of the following publicly listed companies – Astur Gold Corporation, Bowmore Exploration Ltd., Condor Petroleum Inc. and Dalradian Resources Inc. Mr. Roosen is a graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines and has had various progressive positions in the mining industry both domestically and internationally.

Gary Sugar Gary A. Sugar, B.Sc. Geology, MBA
Director

 

Mr. Sugar has recently retired as a Managing Director, Investment Banking at RBC Capital Markets, where he worked since 1979. He specialized in the mining sector, particularly in equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions and other advisory services for a wide range of Canadian and international mining companies. Effective March 21, 2012, he was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of Romarco Minerals Inc. He is also a Director of Stillwater Mining Company since August, 2012. Prior to joining RBC Capital Markets, he spent 10 years in the mining industry as a geologist, analyst and consultant. Mr. Sugar graduated in 1971 from University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences and obtained his Master’s degree in Business Administration also from the University of Toronto in 1973.

Serge Vézina Serge Vézina, P.Eng, Ph.D.
Director

 

Mr. Vézina is a consultant and engineer with over 40 years experience in the mining industry. From March 1988 to June 2006, he served as Vice-President of Industrial Engineering and Environment of Cambior Inc. Mr. Vézina has also been a Director of Stornoway Diamond Corp. since March 2009. He is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, a member of the American Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, a former Chairman of the Québec Mining Association, a former Chairman of the board of COREM and a member of numerous advisory panels and professional bodies within the Canada and Québec mining industry. Mr. Vezina serves as an adjunct professor at McGill University in Montreal. He graduated in 1966 from Laval University with a Bachelor of Science in Mining and obtained his Ph.D. in Metallurgical Sciences in 1972.