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 2011

Mark D. Wallace

New York, USA

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

Ambassador Mark D. Wallace serves as Senior Advisor 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. 

Director since 2015

Guy Arbour

Québec, Canada

Member of the Audit Committee

Mr. 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.

Director since 2018

Guy Charrette

Québec, Canada

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

Mr. Charette is a lawyer with over 30 years experience in securities law with an emphasis on structuring resource industry transactions as well as exploration and development finance in North America, Europe and in developing nations. Mr. Charette is a member of the Barreau du Québec.

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

Hubert Vallée

Senior Vice President, Development

Our projects

Niocan's projects