Mr. Lemasson is a Senior Mining Executive with over 30 years of experience in mining construction and operations within Canada, the United States and South America. He is a bilingual Professional Engineer and a graduate of the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program. Throughout his career, Mr. Lemasson has been responsible for multiple aspects of both open-pit and underground gold mining projects, from advanced exploration, through development, to production and full operations.
Since April 2016, he is the President & CEO, and a Director, of Eastmain Resources Inc., an exploration company advancing 3 key gold projects in James Bay, Northern Quebec. Other than all technical aspects, he is also directly involved in marketing, investor relations, capital markets and financing.
From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Lemasson served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Guyana Goldfields. He was directly involved in the strategic direction of transitioning from an exploration company to a developer, moving a major core gold asset, the Aurora Gold Mine, from an early resource-estimation stage to the pre-development phase, through the processes of advanced exploration, resource estimations, preliminary economic assessment and feasibility study.
From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Lemasson was an Executive with Goldcorp, where, as the Mine General Manager at Goldcorp’s Red Lake operations, he was largely responsible for production growth to 600,000 ounces per year through the development of the mine’s high-grade zone. He then became the General Manager of Projects for Canada and the United States, and was specifically responsible for the Éléonore Project, located in James Bay, Northern Quebec. In his capacity as General Manager, he was responsible for all project management activities at the Éléonore Project, leading to pre-feasibility studies for the project, particularly as they related to geology, mining and processing, infrastructure and economic analysis.
Prior to Goldcorp, Mr. Lemasson was a Project Construction Manager with Merit Consultants International, where he oversaw engineering, construction and commissioning of various projects, including Goldcorp’s Red Lake Mine in Northern Ontario.