Speakers & Panelists
President and CEO of Rule Investment Media
Kelsey Gunderson, MBA, B.Sc.
Chief Executive Officer of Laurentian Bank Securities and Executive Vice President, Capital Markets
Kelsey Gunderson, MBA, B.Sc.
Chief Executive Officer of Laurentian Bank Securities and Executive Vice President, Capital Markets
Kelsey Gunderson was appointed as CEO of Laurentian Bank Securities and the EVP, Capital Markets of Laurentian Bank of Canada in 2019. From 2007 to 2019 he was in various roles at BMO Capital Markets including Global Head of Trading Products where he was responsible for the trading-related businesses for the bank. He also held the role of co-Head of Global Equity Products where he was responsible for Cash Equities and Equity Derivatives, Research and Economics. Prior to joining BMO Capital Markets in 2007, Mr. Gunderson was at Credit Suisse Group in New York and at CIBC in Toronto. He has been a member of United Way of Toronto and York Region Major Individual Giving Cabinet and currently sits on the Board of the Bishop Strachan School Foundation as well as the Loran Scholarship Foundation, where he chairs the Investment Committee. He holds an MBA from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia.
M. Kelsey Gunderson, MBA, B.Sc.
Chef de la direction de Valeurs mobilières Banque Laurentienne et vice-président exécutif, Marchés des capitaux
Kelsey Gunderson a été nommé Chef de la direction de Valeurs mobilières Banque Laurentienne et le VPE, Marché des capitaux de la Banque Laurentienne du Canada en 2019. De 2007 à 2019, il a rempli divers rôles chez BMO Marché des capitaux, notamment celui de chef mondial - Produits négociés, où il était responsable de l’ensemble des affaires relatives à la négociation de la banque. Il a aussi agi à titre de co-responsable - Actions et produits dérivés, et de la Recherche économique.
Avant de se joindre à BMO Marché des capitaux en 2007, M. Gunderson a été à l’emploi du Credit Suisse Group à New York et de la CIBC à Toronto. Il a fait partie du Cercle des Grands donateurs de Centraide, région de Toronto-York et il siège actuellement au conseil d’administration de « The Bishop Strachan School » ainsi que la Fondation Boursiers Loran, dont il préside le comité d’investissement.
Il détient un MBA de l’Université McMaster et un baccalauréat ès sciences de l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique.
Head of Metals & Mining Investment Banking, Stifel GMP
Egizio Bianchini joined Stifel GMP in January 2021 as Head of Metals & Mining Investment Banking. Egizio was Executive Vice-Chairman and Board Member at Ivanhoe Mines from March 2018 to September 2020. Prior to this, Egizio served as Co-Head of the Global Metals & Mining Group, and as Vice Chairman from April 2011 to March 2018. With more than 30 years’ experience in the metals and mining financial services sector, Mr. Bianchini has an extensive track record in advising a wide range of metals and mining companies around the world and in structuring and executing initial public offerings and other capital raisings.
President & CEO, SOQUEM Inc.
Mr. Brisson joined SOQUEM in January 2021. With a bachelor’s degree in geology from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Mr. Brisson has held several senior positions with exploration and mining companies in Quebec, Ontario and North Africa.
A member of the Order of Geologists of Quebec, Mr. Brisson has 30 years of experience in precious and base metal exploration, mine development and mining operations. He has worked for several public companies, notably Goldcorp, Iamgold, Breakwater Resources, Cambior, Focus Graphite and Cogitore Resources. Prior to join SOQUEM, he was an exploration consultant for junior and major mining companies in Quebec and Ontario since 2015.
Mr. Brisson has served on the boards of directors for several junior exploration companies and the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association.
President and Founder of Clear Skies Investment Management
Michel Brutti est président et fondateur de Clear Skies Investment Management, une firme de gestion de placements d’impact à Montréal. Professionnel expérimenté de la finance, il a été pendant plus de 25 ans gestionnaire de portefeuilles de placements chez Jarislowsky Fraser où il a géré des placements pour des institutions financières et des investisseurs privés. Michel est également passionné par l'investissement d'impact et l’investissement responsable.
Michel est titulaire d'un MBA de l'Université de Toronto et de la charte CFA. Il est diplômé de l'Institut des administrateurs de sociétés (IAS) et titulaire du titre SASB FSA. Michel est membre du conseil d’administration du Fonds d’action québécois pour le développement durable (FAQDD). Il est membre du groupe local du Québec SASB. Michel est aussi membre d’Anges Québec, et fait partie du comité de revue des placements de la société inuit Makivik. Il siège au comité d'investissement du Fonds climat du Grand Montréal, au comité de placement du Fonds municipal vert à Ottawa, au comité d'investissement du fonds d’amorçage en énergie propre Ecofuel. Michel est membre de l’association CAFIID (Canada Forum for Impact Investment and Development).
Michel Brutti is passionate about responsible and impact investing. He is currently the President and Founder of Clear Skies Investment Management, an impact investing firm in Montreal. Up until recently, Michel Brutti was a Senior Partner and Portfolio Manager at Jarislowsky Fraser, where he served as a member of the firm’s Investment Strategy Committee and the Sustainable Investment Committee, promoting the Principles of Responsible Investing. He managed the firm’s Global and International Equity portfolios for over 20 years, as well as investments for financial institutions and family offices.
Michel holds a CFA Charter, an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Computer Engineering degree from the University of Compiègne. Michel is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), and a SASB FSA Credential-holder.
Michel is a board member of the Fonds d’Action Québecois pour le Développement Durable (FAQDD). He sits on the Investment Committees of the Ottawa Green Municipal Fund and the Greater Montreal Climate Fund; the Investment Review Committee of the Inuit Makivik Corporation and the Investment Committee of Ecofuel, a clean tech accelerator fund; Michel is a member of the Canada Forum for Impact Investment and Development (CAFIID) and is a member of the Quebec SASB group.
Matthew Gordon got his grounding in private equity before moving into investment & merchant banking. He now runs a family office in London UK. He has worked across Africa, India and South America on private equity, M&A transactions and SWF structures. Although starting off in the technology space, he found himself drawn to natural resources because of his time in Africa, and is now investing in a variety of sectors. Following the introduction of MiFID 2, he started Crux Investor with the aim of making it easier for family offices (& retail investors) to get accurate and unbiased information with which to make better investment decisions, something he thought might last 6 months. Three years later it is one of the largest natural resource investment platforms in the world.
GM JV-Aluminum, Rio Tinto
Angelina MEHTA, P.Eng., MBA,
Ms. Mehta is a professional engineer registered in Quebec, and a founding member of Women in Mining (WIM) Montreal. She is the General Manager of Joint Ventures at Rio Tinto Aluminium and has served on the Azimut Board since 2018.
Ms. Angelina Mehta has over 20 years’ experience in the fields of finance and engineering and is currently working as General Manager of Joint Ventures at Rio Tinto Aluminium. She was previously Director, Mining Investment Banking at Laurentian Bank Securities Inc and Senior Mining Advisor with Paradigm Capital Inc. in Investment Banking, as well as Vice President of Operations for North American Nickel. Over the years, she served as Investment Manager for Sentient Asset Management Canada and held various operational positions for multiple mining companies, including Rio Tinto’s subsidiary, Iron Ore Company of Canada.
Ms. Mehta holds a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering and an MBA from McGill University, as well as a Master of Law degree from the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. Ms. Mehta has served on the Board of Directors for several publicly listed junior mining companies including Pershimco, Meridian Mining, Stornoway Diamond, and Falco Resources. She also served on the Women in Mining Canada Board for five years and is currently a Director for Fondation du Grand Montreal.
Angelina MEHTA, ing., MBA,
Mme Mehta est une ingénieure professionnelle enregistrée au Québec et membre fondatrice de Women in Mining (WIM) Montréal. Elle est directrice générale des coentreprises chez Rio Tinto Aluminium et siège au conseil d’administration d’Azimut depuis 2018.
Mme Angelina Mehta a plus de 20 ans d’expérience dans les domaines de la finance et de l’ingénierie et travaille actuellement en tant que directrice générale des coentreprises chez Rio Tinto Aluminium. Elle était auparavant directrice, Services bancaires d’investissement minier chez Valeurs mobilières Banque Laurentienne Inc et conseillère minière principale chez Paradigm Capital Inc. en Services bancaires d’investissement, ainsi que vice-présidente des opérations pour North American Nickel. Au fil des ans, elle a occupé le poste de gestionnaire des placements pour Sentient Asset Management Canada et a occupé divers postes opérationnels pour plusieurs sociétés minières, dont la filiale de Rio Tinto, Iron Ore Company of Canada.
Mme Mehta détient un baccalauréat en génie minier et une maîtrise en administration des affaires de l’Université McGill, ainsi qu’une maîtrise en droit de l’Osgoode Hall Law School de l’Université York. Mme Mehta a siégé au conseil d’administration de plusieurs petites sociétés minières cotées en bourse, notamment Pershimco, Meridian Mining, Stornoway Diamond et Falco Resources. Elle a également siégé au conseil d’administration de Women in Mining Canada pendant cinq ans et est actuellement administratrice de la Fondation du Grand Montréal.
Resource Policies and Strategies, TSO Research.
President & CEO, Group Ten Metals Inc.
Michael Rowley has over 25 years executive experience in the exploration, mineral testing, and mine environmental industries, including capital markets and operations. One of Group Ten’s founding shareholders and Directors, Mr. Rowley is active in additional publicly traded companies, including fellow Metallic Group member, Granite Creek Copper.
Founder of Canada Nickel Company
Mr. Selby is a founder of Canada Nickel Company and was formerly President & CEO of RNC Minerals (Royal Nickel Corporation) where he led a team that successfully raised over $100 million and advanced the Dumont nickel-cobalt project from initial resource to a fully permitted, construction-ready project. He has held several senior management roles with Quadra Mining, Inco, and Purolator Courier, and was a partner at Mercer Management Consulting.
Since 2001, Mr. Selby has been recognized as one of the leading authorities on the nickel market. He graduated from Queen's University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and has also served on the boards of multiple junior mining companies.
President, The Northern Miner Group
As President of The Northern Miner Group, Anthony has overall responsibility for some of the mining industry’s most distinguished media brands including: The Northern Miner, Canadian Mining Journal and MINING.com. He also oversees essential industry data and education brands such as Costmine, Mining Intelligence, EduMine and CareerMine. Anthony holds the CFA designation, has an MBA in Investment Management and serves on the Boards of the Resource Innovation Group and The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.
Michael F. White
President and CEO IBK Capital Corp.
Mr. White has been with IBK Capital Corp. since 1991. During this time, he has been involved in private placement financings totalling over $600 million for emerging companies in mining and metals and technology. He has also been active in financial advisory assignments and industry developments including: advisory and financing services to Great Bear Resources Ltd. (now Kinross Gold Corp.) regarding its Red Lake gold discovery and partnership with Rob McEwen; advisory and financing services to create Canada Nickel Company Inc. and its pursuit of future net-carbon-zero nickel production from its nickel deposits in Timmins, Ontario; advisory and financing services to POET Technologies Inc. for its disruptive photonics solutions for data communications; advisory and financing services to Eagle Hill Exploration Corp. (now Osisko Mining Inc.) on its purchase and development of the Windfall gold project in Quebec; advisory and financing services to Western Goldfields Inc. (now New Gold Inc.) on its purchase and development of the Mesquite gold mine in south-eastern California; advisory and financing services to Noront Resources Ltd. in the wake of a major nickel discovery at its Double Eagle Project in Northern Ontario, Canada; and, advisory services to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador with respect to its arrangements with Inco Ltd. over the development of the nickel deposit at Voisey’s Bay.
Mr. White’s professional experience includes the following:
Active member of the TSX Venture Exchange Local Advisory Committee
Active founding member of the Private Capital Markets Association (PCMA)
Active member and External Committee member of the Morrissette Entrepreneurship Advisory Board at Western University
Active member of the Ivey Business Plan Competition at the Ivey Business School
Former member of the Ivey Entrepreneurship Advisory Council
Former member of the Hawthorn School Board of Directors
Mr. White graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology from the University of Western Ontario in 1994, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 2000.