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Paul McGuigan

Interim Chief Executive Officer

PaulMr. Paul McGuigan, P.Geo, is a Professional Geoscientist registered with the Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, with 45 years of international experience in mineral exploration, deposit evaluation, mine operations, and corporate governance. As a geochemical researcher, he developed mineral separation techniques commonly employed in exploration and heavy mineral sands mapping. First employed by Resource Associates of Alaska, Pechiney Ugine Kuhlmann, and Esso Minerals Canada, he operated in Canada and the USA. For the last 34 years, Mr. McGuigan has managed the Cambria group of consulting companies in North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the SW Pacific. In civic service, he has served as a member of the Consulting Practice and the Geoscience Committees of the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, as a director of the BC Neurological Centre, and, lately, as past-president / director of the BC Centre for Ability Foundation.

Gilles Dupuis

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Gilles Dupuis, P.Eng., is a well-respected engineering professional with 49 years of experience in the design, finance, construction, and operation of major engineering projects in Quebec and worldwide. He held senior leadership positions in the engineering firm BPR Inc. and, upon a merger, with Tetra Tech Inc. Mr. Dupuis focuses on the valorization of residues, alternate energy production, energy & process heat audits, and process technologies for battery metals, such as lithium. He brings his years of productive experience in industry joint ventures and government collaboration to the Company.

Dr. Gilles Y. Champagne

Chief Technology Officer

Gilles Y. ChampagneDr. Gilles Champagne is an Electrochemical / VRFB Engineer with over 25 years’ experience driving innovations to market. Dr. Champagne’s key role will lead development of new vanadium energy technologies for VanadiumCorp. He has held several positions in mature and early-stage companies in Canada, the US and Europe, structuring organizations, directing technical activities and managing teams that develop and build energy storage products and analytical equipment. Dr. Champagne’s previous position was VP Engineering and Development at Imergy Power Systems Inc. in Silicon Valley, which was developing a unique high efficiency, stationary energy storage battery using innovative vanadium “V/V” flow battery technology. Under his leadership, Imergy delivered its first commercial shipment of vanadium based ESP units to India Telecom customers.

Tony Giuliano

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Giuliano is a seasoned, multilingual professional finance executive with extensive experience with both Canadian- and US-listed public companies and privately-held companies. He holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA/CA) designation and has 40 years of post-graduate experience. He demonstrates a progressive career advancement with operational expertise in financial management, controls, and transactions.
Mr. Giuliano has spear-headed strategic planning and major restructurings, resulting in cost-effective and efficient operations. VanadiumCorp will value his leadership as it transitions to industrial operations in Q1 2024.

Stephen Pearce

Independent Director

Stephen PearceMr. Stephen Pearce has 28 years experience in mining and law. His current focus is on corporate and securities work and past experience includes mine management and operations. He received his law degree from the University of British Columbia and an Honours Bachelors Degree in economics from York University with an emphasis on corporate finance. Stephen was instrumental in his role in transitioning the Company by proxy in 2013. Stephen is passionate about corporate responsibility, sustainability and innovation which which he integrates into every aspect of his work. He is active in his community and serves as President of WRAGS Western Regional Advocacy Group Society, a non-profit organization which works in partnership with Sleep Country Canada to provide free mattresses to those in our community most in need.

Christian Paradis

Independent Director

Christian Paradis is an Independent Director who has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1997. He served as a Member of the Parliament of Canada for Mégantic-L’Érable, Quebec from 2006 to 2015 and held various positions as a Federal Minister between 2008 and 2015, including Public Works and Government Services, Natural Resources, Industry and International Development, and La Francophonie. During his tenure in public office, Mr. Paradis spearheaded critical initiatives both in Canada and globally. After leaving his office, he worked at GardaWorld for four years as Senior Vice President, Strategic Development and Protective Services. Currently, he is a senior advisor and board member of various companies in Canada.

Mario Drolet

Independent Director

VanadiumCorp is pleased to announce that Mr. Mario Drolet has joined the company as an Independent Director. With a 30-year history of finance, derivatives trading, and corporate communications, Mr. Drolet is a well-known figure in the Québec financial and University communities. He has previously served as an advisor to all mining industry sectors, including vanadium and iron ore companies.

Peter Besenovsky, P. Eng.

CEO of VanadiumCorp GmbH

A multilingual engineering and financial executive with a successful track record of $3 billion in development, engineering and non-recourse senior debt financings of clean and renewable greenfield power projects, including M&A activities. Past executive positions in Canada, Germany, and the United States. Citizen of Canada, the US, and the EU. He speaks five languages. B.S.M.E., MBA, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

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