Management and Directors
Georges Bodnar Jr.
Mr. Georges Bodnar Jr. is the President and Chief Financial Officer and Director of Yorbeau Resources. A veteran of the natural resources industry, was president of Yorbeau Resources from 1997 to 2007. He is also a C.A. and was a founding partner of Côté Bodnar, Chartered Accountants (since acquired by Samson Bélair Deloitte & Touche). He also founded the management consulting firm of G. Bodnar & Associés Inc. His involvement with natural resources began in 1974 with Ayrhart Mining, which later became Meston Lake Resources Inc. Through Meston Lake Resources, Mr. Bodnar Jr. reorganized the bankrupt Chibex Limited, owner of a property that became the gold and copper producing "Joe Mann Mine" in Chibougamau, Quebec. Meston Lake Resources was subsequently acquired by Campbell Resources Inc. He became a major shareholder of Yorbeau Resources in 1997, when Yorbeau purchased from Société Minière Alta (owned 100% by Georges Bodnar Jr.) the Augmitto and Cinderella properties. Mr. Bodnar Jr. has served as a director of numerous private and public companies, and as a director of several charitable and non-profit organizations.
Mr. Terry J. Kocisko
Mr. Terry J. Kocisko is Director and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Yorbeau Resources. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University in Montreal specializing in Accounting & Finance. He has over thirty years of business experience and has been the Chief Executive Officer of many corporations. Over the years he has founded and successfully operated several insurance brokerages and has sold them to multinational public corporations.
Board of Directors
Mr. Amit Gupta has over 30 years of experience in consulting related to real estate, related financing and corporate structuring. Throughout his career, his operations have included residential units, industrial sites, power centers, commercial and corporate finance. Mr. Gupta has both a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) finance, strategy, and a Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.) from McGill University. He also has a real property valuation degree from the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Gérald Riverin obtained his Ph.D. from Queen's University in 1977. He has been involved with the development of several properties including the discovery of Inmet's Troilus open pit gold-copper mine near Chibougamau. Dr. Riverin is internationally renowned as an expert on the geology of volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits and is routinely invited as a speaker and lecturer on various aspects of the geology of volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits, and on exploration technology. He served as President of Yorbeau from 2014 to 2019 and also as president of the Association de l'Exploration Minière du Québec on a two-year term.
Mr. Pierre Gagnier is the past mayor of the Montreal borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville. Before entering municipal politics, he built his own company that is now in the hands of his sons. He has a degree in junior engineering from the Montreal Technical Institute. Mr. Gagnier is also a director of the Montreal Transport Company (‟STM”). He is engaged in many community programs and organizations as well as not-for-profit.
Mr. Marcel Lecourt is a retired accountant whose career spanned over 40 years. During this period Mr. Lecourt spent nearly 15 years in practice including as a partner with the firm Maheu Noiseux. He then went on to become a business manager for a few years before serving as an investment advisor for nearly 20 years.
Mr. Gélinas has over 50 years of experience in the construction and infrastructure industry. From 1965 to 1972, Mr. Gélinas worked at the Ministère des Transports du Québec, where he participated in the construction of the Trans‑Canada Highway between Québec City and Rivière-du-Loup. In 1972, Mr. Gélinas founded Construction Gely Inc., a construction company specialized in the construction of bridges, roads, docks and airports in remote regions. In 1984, Mr. Gélinas expanded Construction Gely Inc.’s operations into the Nunavik territory in Northern Québec, and again into Nunavut in 1987. Mr. Gélinas is also the President and founder of Kudlik Construction Inc., a construction company founded in 1993, and Kudlik Aviation Inc., a regional air transport company founded in 2007. Mr. Gélinas holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Metallurgy) from the University of Laval.
Mr. Gendron has extensive experience as an investment advisor, with a career spanning over 50 years with Nesbitt, Thomson and Company (now BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.). Mr. Gendron holds both a Bachelor of Administration and a Bachelor of Engineering (Metallurgy) from the University of Laval, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Ivey Business School.