Jean-Marc Lulin, PhD, P.Geo., based in Montreal, Quebec
President and Chief Executive Officer, Director
Mr. Lulin is a senior mining executive and professional geologist with more than 30 years of experience in North America, Africa and Europe. Since June 2003, he has served as President, CEO and Director of Azimut Exploration. Mr. Lulin designed the mineral potential targeting methodology that constitutes the cornerstone of the Company's activity.
Prior engagements include President and COO for Channel Resources (1996-2001), Vice President West Africa for Channel Resources (1995-1996), Chief Geologist for SOQUEM (1992-1995) and the Vior-Mazarin Group (1986-1992), and Geologist for the BRGM (1981-1984).
Mr. Lulin was a director of the Australian company West African Resources (WAF) from 2014 to 2015, following WAF’s acquisition of Channel Resources for which he was a director from 1996 to 2014.
His field of expertise covers prospective mineral resource analysis, risk analysis and global challenges related to the mining industry. At SOQUEM, Mr. Lulin initiated and led a predictive mineral resource assessment program covering the province of Quebec. He has visited more than 190 mines and advanced mining projects in 16 countries, and was very active in strengthening the initial wave of exploration in Burkina Faso during the 1990s.
Mr. Lulin was instrumental in the discoveries of several important deposits:
- In Quebec: Douay (gold), Rex & Rex South (gold, copper, tungsten), North Rae (uranium) and Lac Knife (flake graphite)
- In Africa: Burkina Faso with Channel Resources – Bombore (gold), Bouroum (gold), Goulagou (gold) and Tanlouka (gold), for a total resource of 2.5 million ounces in 2001 (now standing at 10 Moz in 2016); and Mozambique – Meponda (uranium, niobium, tantalum, rare earths).
Mr. Lulin was also President of the Mineral Exploration Association of Quebec (AEMQ), co-founder of the Burkinabe Mining Association and president of the Technical Commission of the World Bank-MIGA 6thAfrican Mining Symposium. He currently sits on the Mining Committee for the Fédération des Chambres de Commerce du Québec, and on the Geosciences Committee for the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). Mr. Lulin was also Associate Professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal (1992-1995) and was a consultant for The World Bank.
Mr. Lulin holds a Doctorate in Economic Geology from the Université d'Orléans (1984), and a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Mineral and Energy Resources (1981), a Master's degree in Applied Geology (1980) and a Licence in Earth Sciences (1979) from the Université de Paris VI, France.
Moniroth Lim, CGA, based in Montreal
Moniroth Lim is a highly experienced financial and auditing professional with more than 20 years of experience. Since April 2006, she has been Secretary Treasurer of Azimut Exploration. Her area of expertise includes the preparation of statutory reports for publicly traded mining companies, conventional and flow-through share financing, management of financial audits, and review of internal controls. From 1986 to 2006, she worked as a supervisor and financial auditor for the accounting and business advisory services of Montreal-based Bratt Fremeth Star.
Mrs. Lim graduated in Business Administration from the Université du Québec à Montréal (1987) specializing in accounting sciences. She is a member of the Ordre des comptables généraux accrédités du Québec.