– CANADA, Montreal – NioBay Metals Inc. (TSX: NBY | OTC: NBYCF), a company focused on exploration, development, and use of critical green metals with an Environmentally, Sustainable, Governance, and Indigenous focus today announced the appointment of the current board member Jean-Sebastien David as President & CEO to succeed Claude Dufresne who will be leaving the Company on September 30, 2021.
“Claude and his team brought one of the finest mining projects in Canada to NioBay (the James Bay Niobium Project). Now he wants to focus on developing the utilisation of niobium in batteries, we can’t really be disappointed with his decision. We are pleased to have him on the advisory board and getting his commitment to promote the use of niobium as a green metal to decarbonize the economy,” said Board Chair, Serge Savard.
He added: “We are pleased that Jean-Sebastien will be joining NioBay as President & CEO. His current knowledge of the Company activities combined with project development expertise and relationship with key stakeholders will be an asset in bringing the James Bay Niobium Project to production.”
About Jean-Sebastien David
Mr. David was recently COO of Arianne Phosphate Inc. He was instrumental in advancing the Lac à Paul phosphate project, a fully permitted, best of breed project. Before joining Arianne, Mr. David was VP, Sustainable Development at Osisko Mining Corporation where he was influential in obtaining authorization for construction and development of the Canadian Malartic Mine.
He earned his B.Sc. Geology and master’s degree in project management from Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.
About NioBay Metals Inc.
NioBay will be a leader in the Environment, Sustainability, Governance and Indigenous inclusion supporting the development of smart mine(s) with low carbon consumption and responsible water and wildlife management practices. Critical to our success will be the consent and full participation of the Indigenous communities in whose territories we operate.
The Company holds a 100% interest in the James Bay Niobium Project located 45 km south of Moosonee, in the Moose Cree Traditional Territory of the James Bay Lowlands in Ontario. NioBay also holds a 72.5% interest in the Crevier Niobium and Tantalum project located in Quebec and on the Nitassinan territory of the Pekuakamiulnatsh First Nation and a 48% direct participation in mineral titles situated in the Chibougamau region, Quebec, under a joint venture agreement with SOQUEM.
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