Alain Bureau, P.Eng.
Mr. Alain Bureau is a Canadian professional engineer with over 20 years of experience in the mining and construction sector, having worked in 11 countries across the Americas. Mr. Bureau brings to the company significant experience in the junior mining industry through his roles as President & CEO of Pershimco Resources and President of Atico Mining Corporation. He also received numerous important industry acknowledgements, including TSX's Top 10 exploration companies award in 2012 and the prestigious PwC's Top performing mining explorers award in 2013. As a third-generation miner, his early career led him to be involved in numerous large construction projects including the Glencore's Raglan Mine located in the extreme limit of Northern Quebec.
While with Agnico Eagle, he was the plant construction manager for the Pino's Alto mine in the remote Mexican mountains as well as in the Atacama desert working on BHP's Escondida mine expansion, currently the largest copper producer in the world. His exploration and construction abilities as well as his M&A experience and understanding of the capital markets allowed him to successfully deliver growth through the development of logistically challenging projects by providing technical solutions and financial alternatives to create value for shareholders.
Alain graduated with high honours in Mechanical Engineer from the Royal Military College of Canada and is a member of the OIQ "Ordre des Ingénieurs du Quebec". He also currently serves on the Mining Chamber of Ecuador Board of Directors.