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Isabelle Proulx, President & CEO


Isabelle Proulx, BBA

President and CEO

Ms. Isabelle Proulx holds a Bachelor in Business Administration. She is the co-founder of Petrolia (PEA-TSXV), society for whom she has acted as Vice-President of Business development for 10 years. During this period, she was also responsible for the social acceptability of the projects. Ms. Proulx has been president of Stelmine since December 2016.

André Proulx, M.A.

Chairman of the Board

André Proulx has a Master’s degree in ethnology (1974). He is a businessman known for developing Quebec’s resources. He is currently President and General Manager of Résolve Énergie, a private company that aims to establish a 2nd generation ethanol biorefinery, fueled by sawmill residues and agricultural production. Since 1991, he has founded and listed two mining companies (Ressources Appalaches, Exploration Puma) and one oil company (Pétrolia). In recent years, André Proulx has been a director of six public companies including Sirios and Khalkos. He has been a director of Stelmine since November 30, 2016.

Friederich Speidel, P.Geo. (PGO and OGQ), M.Sc., FSEG


Mr. Fred Speidel, holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology from McGill University, and a Master’s degree (Mineral Exploration) from Queen’s University. From 2017 to 2023 Fred held the position of Vice President Exploration for Maple Gold Mines while at the same time holding the position of General Manager for the Agnico-Eagle Mines – Maple Gold Mines partnership. Between 2013 and 2015, Fred served as Regional Exploration Manager (North America) for Antofagasta Minerals. Between 1993 and 2013, as Regional Exploration Manager he was involved in the discovery of several copper-gold deposits, including one of the deposits forming part of the Cobre Panama complex (currently in production), and the Atlantida deposit in Chile. Earlier in his career, Fred explored for gold in Ontario and Quebec, forming part of the Troilus mine discovery team.

Katia Légaré

Financial Controller

Katia Légaré studied accounting and business administration at Laval University. Over the years, she has acquired various skills as a controller, auditor in accounting standards and in the financial world working in accounting and financial planning firms. In 1996, she co-founded and managed, for more than 16 years, a food production plant developing a province-wide distribution system and optimizing logistics while setting up a human resources department. Since October 2021, Ms. Légaré has joined Stelmine’s administrative team as controller. With her experience in accounting, quality control, logistics and human resources, she is a great asset to the team.

Normand Goulet, P.geo. , Ph.D.

Director - Geology Advisory Committee

Dr. Normand Goulet (Bsc, Université de Montréal; DEA and Doctorate, Université de Grenoble, France and PhD, Queen’s University, Kingston) was, until recently, a tenured professor in geology at the Université du Québec, Montréal. Dr. Goulet brings a vast expertise in the domain of structural geology, tectonics, petrology and deformation of metalliferous deposits.

Julie Lemieux, BSc. in geomatics


Mrs. Lemieux brings 25 years in strategic management and business development. She is an experienced executive with a proven track record across a broad range of industries. Mrs. Lemieux currently serves on several boards of direction, notably on Durango Resources. Since 2017, she supports companies transitioning to the public market and acted as the driving force behind numerous transactions. She also worked for several years as a project manager and GIS specialist for Québec’s Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles.

Michel Boily, P.geo., Ph.D.

Director – Geology Advisory Committee

Dr. Boily is an expert geochemist and metallogenist specializing in the interpretation of precious and rare metal deposits in Precambrian volcano-plutonic terranes for the last 25 years. Since 1992, Dr. Boily has conducted exploration and technical evaluation of gold, base metals and rare metal properties located in Archean greenstone belts and the Grenville Province of Quebec. Dr. Boily holds a PhD in geochemistry from the University of Montreal and did postdoctoral studies at the University of Chicago. Dr. Boily has been the author of various publications in international scientific journals and has written numerous technical reports.

Emmanuel Goulet, MBA, LLM


Me Emmanuel Goulet holds a Bachelor of Law and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Sherbrooke as well as a Master of Law from the University of Cambridge. Since 2009, he is a member of the Quebec Bar and has served as a commercial lawyer with a prominent law firm and as legal counsel and sales manager for a major oil company. Me Goulet is also the founder, the owner and the President of Équipements Halt Inc. a company that distributes urban furniture and cycling infrastructure products. Since 2014, he has been teaching the law of obligations at the Quebec Bar School.

Alexandre Cruz

Geologist in Training

Mr. Cruz holds a Master’s degree in Geology from the University of Orléans. Before joining Stelmine in 2019, he worked for Harfang Exploration, BRGM and Laurantia Exploration. He has lead Stelmine’s field crew and conducted much of the exploration at Mercator and Courcy.

James Guiraud, P. Geo., PH.D.


Dr. James Guiraud holds a master’s degree in geology from the University of Orléans and a Ph.D. from the Université du Québec à Montréal. He specialized in gold deposits, volcanic environments, and Proterozoic terranes. For three years, Dr. Guiraud worked as an exploration geologist for Orea Guyane, a mining company prospecting and developing projects on lode gold deposits in French Guiana. Since 2023, he has lend his skills and expertise at the disposal of Stelmine.