Hughes Périgny, P.Eng
Senior Project Director
Mr. Hughes Périgny, P.Eng. has over 29 years of experience in engineering, construction and project management in the industrial and mining sectors. He has participated in several industrial and mining projects with IAMGOLD (Boto project, Senegal), Mason Graphite (Lac Guéret, Quebec) as well as several projects with the Rio Tinto group (QMM Madagascar, QMP Metal Powders Suzhou, China and QMP, Sorel-Tracy). He also participated in the construction of the Renard mine with Stornoway from 2014 to 2019. He held the position of France & Asia Project Director for Loop Industries from 2021 to present. Mr. Périgny holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal.
Michel Clément, P.Eng., PMP
Senior Project Control Director
Mr. Michel Clément, P.Eng., PMP has a vast experience in project control and risk analysis acquired in Québec and internationally. Mr. Clément has also more than 25 years of experience in engineering, construction, project management and control, as well as project risk analysis in the industrial and mining sectors. He has been involved in numerous projects, notably with Stornoway Diamonds, Rio Tinto Alcan, the Iron Ore Company of Canada, and Mason Graphite (Lac Guéret, Québec). He also held different engineering positions, including Project Leader, with Rolls-Royce. Mr. Clément holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Université de Sherbrooke and also holds the Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute.
Senior Process and Commissioning Director
Mr. Andy Fortin holds a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Laval University in Québec City. Mr. Fortin brings to the Company a solid operational experience acquired in Northern Québec and Nunavut. He has over 25 years of experience in leading continuous improvement of metallurgical processes, asset management, health and safety culture and risk management. He has been involved in numerous projects in process design, commissioning to achieve production capacity and operational improvement, notably with Québec Iron Ore, Newmont / Goldcorp, Agnico-Eagle Mines and Inmet Mining Corporation.
Mr. Bonneville has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry in Canada. He is a graduate of Queen’s University in Mining Engineering. He was Vice President Operations for Scorpio Mining and Vice President Mines for Cadiscor Resources. He worked for Dumas Contracting as Project Manager at the Lapa and Goldex shaft projects and for Ross-Finlay Ltd., where he held a range of positions, including Project Manager at the Bell-Allard shaft project and the Silidor project, and at Pan American Silver Corp. He has also managed a number of overseas operations.
Mrs. Gabor has several years of experience in administration and project management. She has been involved with the company from the beginning of the analysis process of the environmental impact assessment. During her career, she has mainly worked in the field of healthcare. She has a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Independent Studies in Environmental Engineering from Concordia University.
Patrick Laperrière, CFA
Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Development
Mr. Laperrière is an investment professional with over twenty years of experience in portfolio management and capital markets. Prior to joining Critical Elements Lithium Corporation, he was responsible for portfolios specializing in natural resources as well as Canadian and American small-cap public shares at la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec from 1998 to 2003. He then held roles at major brokerage firms, such as Canaccord, RBC, Industrial Alliance and Macquarie, where he developed close relationships with institutional asset managers. These experiences allowed him to acquire excellent knowledge of company analysis and investment portfolio structure. He graduated from the University of Montreal with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and a Certificate in Economics. He is also a CFA charter holder (Chartered Financial Analyst) from the CFA Institute.
Mrs. Gravel has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry. She is currently working for Ecomine, in permitting, project management and project planning. She has previous experience managing studies and project development for ArcelorMittal Mines Canada and several consulting groups in the mining industry. She obtained her Bachelor in Geological Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal.
Cree relation coordinator
Mr. Lloyd Mayappo has more than 30 years of experience as a foreman, project manager and contact person within the Eastmain Cree Nation. He has served 12 years in the political field as Councillor and Chief for Cree Nation of Eastmain with an excellent knowledge of the New Relationship Agreement with the Gouvernment of Quebec and Canada. Worked for Hydro-Québec/Société d’énergie de la Baie-James as an advisor of Cree Relations on the EM-1 A/Sarcelle/Rupert diversion project. Recently, was the Director of construction operations in civil works for Wechidodao a Cree company in partnership with Excavation Michel Paradis Inc. in Eastmain. Mr. Mayappo speaks fluently French, English and Cree.