People: 5N Plus Inc (VNP.TO)

VNP.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jean-Marie Bourassa

63 2014 Chairman of the Board

Jacques L' Ecuyer

53 2000 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Richard Perron

2014 Chief Financial Officer

Bertrand Lessard

2014 Chief Operating Officer

Jean Mayer

2013 Vice President - Legal Affairs, Corporate Secretary

Nicholas Audet

2010 Vice President - Business Unit, Electronic Materials

Sean Fuller

2012 Vice President - Strategic Supply

Sebastian Voigt

2011 Vice President -Business Unit, Eco-Friendly Materials

Zhang Wen

2012 Vice President - Commercial Activities China

James Fahey

50 2014 Director

Jennie Hwang

66 2014 Director

Nathalie Le Prohon

51 2014 Director

Pierre Shoiry

56 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jean-Marie Bourassa

Mr. Jean-Marie Bourassa serves as Chairman of the Board of 5N Plus Inc. He is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Bourassa Boyer Inc., an accounting firm. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Savaria Corporation, which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and is involved with various private companies as a shareholder and a director. Mr. Bourassa has been a Chartered Accountant since 1976 and attained corporate governance certification at Université Laval in 2009.

Jacques L' Ecuyer

Mr. Jacques L' Ecuyer is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of 5N Plus Inc. Mr. L’Ecuyer previously acted as the pure metals and compounds Business Unit Manager within Noranda Inc. Mr. L’Ecuyer holds BS and MS degrees in metallurgical engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal and a PhD in materials science from the University of Birmingham in England.

Richard Perron

Mr. Richard Perron has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of 5N Plus Inc., effective March 17, 2014. Mr. Perron has nearly 20 years of international experience as a finance professional. From 2006 to present, Mr. Perron has held progressively senior roles and has gained valuable experience within ArcelorMittal and more recently as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Strategy Manager of Long Carbon Americas, one of ArcelorMittal's most important business units. In this role, he was responsible for all countries of the Americas generating a total of $11 billion in annual sales, with 17,900 employees and more than 25 key operations and plants among countries like Canada, USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil and Argentina. From 1999 to 2006, he served as Director, Finance and Control and Chief Information Officer of Danfoss Turbocor Compressors Inc, part of The Danfoss Group. Mr. Perron holds a B.Com. degree in Accounting from Concordia University, a M.Sc. in Administration, Management and Accounting and an M.B.A. from the University of Sherbrooke and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the United-States (IL & DE) and Chartered Professional Accountant in the Province of Quebec, Canada.

Bertrand Lessard

Mr. Bertrand Lessard has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Company effective April 28, 2014. Mr. Lessard has nearly 30 years of experience in technical, operational and leadership positions. Prior to joining 5N Plus, Mr. Lessard was General Manager of SEC Bloom Lake Iron Mine of Cliffs Natural Resources. He has worked for over 25 years at Xstrata (formerly Noranda and Falconbridge now Glencore Xstrata). His career started in 1985 at the Canadian Copper Refinery in Montreal where he held several technical and management positions to eventually take the lead of Operations in 1998. He also served as Director - Recycling, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, and, in 2008 as Director - Copper, of the Kidd Creek metallurgical site in Timmins, Ontario, until 2010 when he joined the ranks of Cliffs Natural Resources. Mr. Lessard holds a degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal, and graduated from the Western Executive Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business of London, Ontario.

Jean Mayer

Mr. Jean Mayer is Vice President - Legal Affairs, Corporate Secretary of 5N Plus Inc. Mr. Mayer brings 15 years of business and legal experience. Admitted to the Québec Bar in 1998, he has served as general counsel, has held senior executive positions and has served as director with various public companies in the mining and technology sectors. Mr. Mayer also practiced law with the firm Desjardins Ducharme Stein Monast and has a Bachelor in law (LL.L.) from the University of Ottawa.

Nicholas Audet

Mr. Nicholas Audet is the Vice President - Business Unit, Electronic Materials of 5N Plus Inc. Mr. Audet joined 5N Plus in 2003 as Manager of Research and Development and he was then promoted to Vice President. Previously, Mr. Audet acted as a lead engineer for EMS Technologies Inc. Mr. Audet holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the Université Laval in Québec City as well a M.Eng. degree from the University of Victoria in British Columbia.

Sean Fuller

Mr. Sean Fuller has been appointed as Vice President - Strategic Supply of 5N Plus Inc with effect from August 20, 2012. Mr. Fuller has served at MCP/5N Plus for 12 years as he initially acted as General Manager in the United Kingdom for 7 years and then acted as Director in Hong Kong for the last 5 years. Mr. Fuller holds a degree in Production Engineering from the University of Aston, UK and brings more than 20 years of experience in metal sourcing and international experience.

Sebastian Voigt

Mr. Sebastian Voigt serves as Vice President -Business Unit, Eco-Friendly Materials of 5N Plus Inc. Mr. Voigt has experience in chemical products sales and management across Europe. Mr. Voigt joined MCP Group in 1996 as Sales Director and was promoted in 2008 to Managing Director of MCP HEK in Germany. Mr. Voigt previously acted as Product Manager/Trader for Helm AG one of the world's independent chemicals marketing enterprises for nearly a decade. Mr. Voigt is a graduate of the European Business School.

Zhang Wen

Mr. Zhang Wen has been appointed as Vice President - Commercial Activities China of 5N Plus Inc with effect from August 20, 2012. Mr. Wen has served as General Manager, CIR since the acquisition of MCP by the Company in April 2011 and is based in Shenzhen. Mr. Wen has been intensely involved in metal sourcing and commercial activities in China over the last decade.

James Fahey

Mr. James T. Fahey is Director of the Company. He has over 20 years of experience in the Electronics Industry in various roles including scientist, engineering (manufacturing and product development), marketing and sales and senior management, including 17 years in senior executive positions with Rohm and Haas and The Dow Chemical Company. Mr. Fahey is a dynamic leader with demonstrated strategic and operational strengths across various functions (Operations, Engineering, Research and Development, Sales and Marketing, and Business Leadership), and across various businesses (Microelectronics, Circuit Board Technologies, Optics and Ceramics). Mr. Fahey successfully directed global teams and supported business development in Asia, North America & Europe. Mr. Fahey holds a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honors) from St. Francis Xavier University, a Masters in Science and a PhD in Chemistry (Area of Research: Polymers for Microelectronic Applications) from Cornell University. Mr. Fahey is currently serving on the Semiconductor North American Advisory Board, was a member of the Board of NEMI (National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative) and has produced numerous technical publications and patents in the semiconductor industry related to both materials and semiconductor processing.

Jennie Hwang

Dr. Jennie S. Hwang, Ph.D., is a Director of the Company. Ms. Jennie S. Hwang has over 30 years of experience in materials, electronics, chemicals and coatings through her management and/or ownership of businesses. She currently serves as the president of H-Technologies Group, encompassing international business, worldwide manufacturing services, intellectual property management and global strategy advisory. Ms. Hwang was Chief Executive Officer of International Electronic Materials Corporation, a manufacturing company she founded. Prior to founding these businesses, Ms. Hwang held senior executive positions with Lockheed Martin Corp., Hanson PLC (SCM Corp.) and Sherwin-Williams Company. Ms. Hwang holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering and M.S. degrees in liquid crystals and in chemistry. She has served as National President of the Surface Mount Technology Association and in various other global leadership positions and is an international speaker and author of more than 400 publications and several textbooks on leading technologies, advanced manufacturing and global market thrusts. Ms. Hwang has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering and International Hall of Fame (Women in Technology). Ms. Hwang is a board member of Ferro Corporation (a U.S. NYSE-listed global manufacturer) and Case Western Reserve University, and serves on the U.S. National Materials and Manufacturing Board and chairs the Board of Assessment Panels on Army Research Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Defense. Ms. Hwang formerly served on the board of Second Bancorp, Inc. and she attained certificates in corporate governance from Harvard Business School Executive Program and from Columbia University Corporate Governance programs, and is a guest contributor to the AGENDA of Financial Times and Corporate Board Member of NYSE Euronext on corporate governance issues.

Nathalie Le Prohon

Ms. Nathalie Le Prohon is Director of the Company. Ms. Nathalie Le Prohon is a professional board member with over 30 years of extensive experience in management and consulting including 20 years in senior executive positions at IBM in Montreal, Québec City, Toronto and Paris including her last position as Vice President Strategic Outsourcing Sales, IBM Global Services. Ms. Le Prohon was President of Nokia Canada from 2003 and 2004. Since 2007, Ms. Le Prohon is a full time director for various public and private entities and not-for-profit organizations. She is currently a director of ACCEO Solutions, BlackRock Metals and Casavant Frères. Ms. Le Prohon is also currently Chairman of the Board of Groupe Conseil OSI and Chairman of the Board of the Québec Breast Cancer Foundation. She was a director of Bentall Kennedy LP and Hydro-Québec and was a member of the external audit committee of the Department of National Defence (Canada). She has a BCOM (Major in MIS) from McGill University, a MBA from Concordia University and was named Concordia University 'Alumna of the Year' in 2009. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and has attained corporate governance certification at McGill University in 2009.

Pierre Shoiry

Mr. Pierre Shoiry serves as an Independent Director of 5N Plus Inc., since January 2008. Mr. Shoiry has been President and Chief Executive Officer of WSP Global Inc., a leading Canadian engineering company, since 1995. Mr. Shoiry has more than 30 years of experience in the engineering services industry. He began his career in 1980 with a major engineering services firm in Quebec. Employed by Genivar since 1989, he was previously Senior Associate Engineer in Municipal Infrastructure and Vice-President of Business Development. Mr. Shoiry is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec since 1980. From 2002 to 2003, he was Chairman of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Canada and actively participated in promoting the engineering services industry in Canada and abroad. He was also President of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Quebec from 1998 to 1999. He holds a Bachelor's degree in applied science with a major in civil engineering, as well as a Master's degree in applied science, from Laval University.

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