Niocan’s Board of Directors include specialists from a myriad of backgrounds including mining exploration, project assessment, operations, finance and marketing.
President & Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Hubert Marleau is the Economist and 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 notably, Nesbitt Thomson Inc., Levesque Beaubien Inc. and Marleau, Lemire Inc. During his career, Mr. Marleau 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. Since January 2011, he became Interim Chairman and CEO of the Niocan, and since October 29, 2012, he has been Chairman and CEO of the company.
Mr. Remo Mancini is a former Canadian and U.S. senior corporate executive and former Ontario Government Cabinet Minister. As a distinguished member of the Ontario Legislature for 18 years, Mr. Mancini was a Member of the Cabinet, serving in both economic and social portfolios. He also held the notable positions of: Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier, and Official Opposition Party House Leader. In the business world, Mr. Mancini served as Executive Vice President at The Canadian Transit Company and the Detroit International Bridge Company, the private companies that own, manage and operate the Ambassador Bridge, the world’s busiest commercial border crossing. Mr. Mancini is a graduate of the Directors Education Program offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, and he has earned the internationally recognized designation of ICD.D. Mr. Mancini is the President/Owner of Sandstone Strategies, established in 2004.
Ambassador Mark D. Wallace serves as the Chief Operating Officer of The Electrum Group LLC, a New York City-based investment, advisory and asset management firm that focuses on natural resources and the natural resources sector. Most recently, he served as United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Representative for U.N. Management and Reform. Ambassador Wallace was the chief U.S. negotiator to the world body on matters relating to reform and budget and he was the chief of U.S. oversight into matters relating to U.N. mismanagement, fraud and abuse. Prior to his service at the United Nations, Ambassador Wallace served in a variety of government, political and private sector posts including in the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency. During the 2008 U.S. Presidential campaign he was a senior advisor to McCain-Palin 2008 and led the debate preparation team for Governor Sarah Palin. During the 2004 Presidential campaign, Ambassador Wallace served as the Bush-Cheney 2004 Deputy Campaign Manager. Ambassador Wallace also has extensive experience in the private sector. He was of counsel in the Washington DC office of Akerman Senterfitt, one of Florida’s largest law firms, as it established and grew its presence in Washington D.C.
Mr. Joel Bell was founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Development Investment Corporation (CDIC). He was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PetroCanada. He was jointly responsible in Northbridge Inc. for the establishment of two US TV networks and served as a Director. He was Executive Chairman of Power DirecTV. He founded the Maxlink Group of Companies as its President and CEO. He has served as President of a real estate development company in Paris. He has worked as a business development and financial advisor and served on the boards of a number of companies in natural resources, financial intermediation services, manufacturing, telecommunications and broadcasting. He was Senior Economic Advisor to Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau and held a variety of positions with the Government of Canada, including: Special Advisor to the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources; Special Counsel to the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission; Chairman of the Working Group on Foreign Investment; Special Advisor to the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs; Staff Consultant to the Canada Department of Labour; Consultant to the Economic Council of Canada; and Research Officer with the Prime Ministerial Task Force on Labour Relations. He has served as Chairman of the Council for Canadian- American Relations based in New York, as a Director of the Canada-France Business Council and is currently Chairman of the Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership, an activity he founded. Mr. Bell was educated in economics, political science and law at McGill University and did graduate studies in business, economics and law at Harvard University.
Guy Arbour is a Professional Engineer and a Geologist registered in Quebec. Trained as a mining geophysicist, Mr. Arbour now works as a consulting engineer on deleterious materials and ionizing radiation. Between 2004 and 2011, Mr. Arbour was President of the Institut Supérieur de Formation Continue, a professional development organization for engineers. He previously served as Executive Director for various technical associations. He was recently welcomed as a Fellow of Engineers Canada. Mr. Arbour holds a B.Eng. and a M.Sc.A. from École Polytechnique de Montréal.