Nio Strategic Metals


Our board of directors

Director since 1999

Hubert Marleau

Ontario, Canada

Chairman of the Board of Directors between 2005 and May 2010, and since January 12, 2011

Mr. Hubert Marleau is the Economist and Co-Founder of Palos Management. With over 50 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. 

Director since 2022

Julie Lemieux

Alberta, Canada

Member of the Audit Committee and the Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committee

Mrs. Lemieux has hands-on experience in managing large complex projects uniting teams focusing on essential business requirements. Previously Ms. Lemieux managed strategic projects, including working with the Metis Nation of Alberta and its regions.

Director since 2023

Christoph Ebeling


Member of the Audit Committee and the Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committee

Mr. Ebeling brings over 20 years of experience in Marketing & Sales of ferro alloy products, he is specialized in Ferro-Niobium and Bauxite, among others. He is co-founder and director of the Canada-based trading house Vega Metals Trading Inc. and the Swiss-based company Camet AG. He also represents Canadian companies at the TIC (Tantalum and Niobium Association) and the REIA (Rare Earth International Association).

Director since 2023

Bruno Dumais

Québec, Canada

Mr. Dumais is the current Chief Financial Officer for Nio Strategic Metals Inc. since 2013, Mr. Dumais has been involved with various publicly-traded companies as Chief Financial Officer including Emergia, Maya Gold & Silver Inc. and KDA Group Inc. amongst others.

Director since 2021

Hubert Vallée

Québec, Canada

Member of the Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee

Mr. Vallée graduated from Laval University in Engineering. He joined Québec Cartier Mining as Project Engineer and was promoted to Director of Operations for its Pellet Plant in 2001. He managed the Iron Ore Company of Canada’s Pellet Plant in Sept-lies before joining Domtar Inc. as Manager of its pulp mill in Lebel-sur-Quévillon. He joined Consolidated Thompson in 2006 and was one of the key people who made this project happen.  After the sale of Consolidated Thompson Cliffs, Mr. Vallée acted as Vice President Project Development for Phase Il of Bloom Lake operation. He has also been involved as Senior Vice President, Project Development, at Century Iron Mines. From February 2014 to September 2016, Mr. Vallée acted as President and CEO of Lamelee Iron Ore Ltd.

Our executive team

Hubert Marleau

Chief Executive Officer

Bruno Dumais

Chief Financial Officer

Guy arbour

Geologist consultant

Our projects

Niocan's projects