Board of Directors


Chairman, CEO and Director
Jonathan Fitzgerald
CFO and Director
Jacques Levesque
Marcel Faucher
Claude Poulin
Jean-Pierre Landry
Robert Schafer
Dany Cenac Robert

Jonathan Fitzgerald, Chairman, CEO and Director

Previously Mr. Fitzgerald co-founded Stope Capital Advisors, Inc. where he undertook merchant banking transactions in the mining, energy and agriculture sectors.   Mr. Fitzgerald has more than 25 years of investment banking experience in which he sourced and executed a wide variety of complex transactions across multiple industries.  Mr.  Fitzgerald served as the Interim-CEO of Harvest Wind Limited, a development stage wind turbine manufacturer based in Oregon and as a Board member and/or adviser to Boston Poly Corporation, Epcylon Technologies, DayStar Technologies, Hesat Acquisition Corp., iSense Corporation and Trustwater PLC.   Mr. Fitzgerald received a B.A. with Distinction from Bowdoin College, a MSc. (Econ) from The London School of Economics and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.  Mr.  Fitzgerald is a Canadian and British citizen and lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Robert Schafer, Director

Robert Schafer is a Professional Geologist with 35+ years of experience, working internationally with major and junior mining companies. He is currently President of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (“PDAC”).

Marcel Faucher, Director

Marcel Faucher began his career with Noranda Inc.’s Horne Smelter as project engineer.  He subsequently held various management positions with that company (later Falconbridge and Xstrata) in engineering, maintenance, logistics and operation.  In 1998, he was promoted General Manager of the Gaspé mine in Murdochville and later of Noranda Recycling U.S..  In 2006, he returned in Quebec as General Manager of the Horne Smelter.  In October 2008, Mr. Faucher was appointed General Manager of the CCR refinery of Glencore-Xstrata in Montreal East and of recycling plants in California and Rhode Island.  Following the reorganization of metallurgical plants of Xstrata Copper in February 2012, he added to his responsibilities towards the CRL refinery in Australia.  He was President and General Manager of Xstrata Recycling U.S. when he retired in the autumn of 2013.  

Jacques Levesque, CFO and Director

Jacques Levesque has been a chartered accountant and income tax specialist since 1971. From 1975 to 1988, he was an associate and the director of the income tax department of Maheu Noiseux, Abitibi-Temiscamingue. Since 1988, he has been acting as an independent chartered accountant and income tax specialist. Mr. Levesque was a director of Orex from December 1991 to October 2007 and served as President from March 1993 to October 2007. In December 2009, he rejoined the board of directors of the Company and became its Chief Financial Officer.

Claude Poulin, Director

Claude Poulin has been a director of Orex since December 1999. Mr. Poulin is a chartered accountant and income tax specialist, with over 30 years of professional experience. From 1979 to 1998, he held a number of positions in the income tax department of KPMG in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. Since 1998, Mr. Poulin has worked as an independent consultant in strategic planning, finance, accounting and tax planning with companies in the resource sector.

Jean-Pierre Landry, Director

Jean-Pierre Landry is an engineer and a project manager with experience in different type and size of projects. He has over 20 years’ experience for different companies as Noranda Mines, Falconbridge, Aurizon and Goldcorp in mining project like Kidd Creek, Raglan and Eleonore. At Goldcorp (Eleonore) and Aurizon (Johanna) he was in charge of the feasibility.  Mr. Landry acts as independent consultant on mining project analysis and construction planning.

Dany Cenac Robert, Director

Dany Cenac Robert is a specialist in sustainable motivation, training and the creation of sales forces. He is currently head of Promarket Network Inc. and serves on the board of directors of several companies in various fields such as management, human resources and general marketing. Following his B.B.A. degree and with a specialization in Entrepreneurship at HEC Montreal, he consulted with several emerging companies and SMEs. He also personally created or helped to create sales networks for national and international companies in telecommunication, healthcare/wellness, retail trade, banking and f travel sectors.  As a certified trainer, he created various innovative approaches to increase team productivity and sales as well as the overall profitability.