Belinda Labatte, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Belinda Labatte, CFA, MBA, ICD.D, has more than 15 years of senior management experience in mining and the extractive industry, and 20 years of capital markets experience, including a decade of strategic development, capital markets investment banking experience, stakeholder engagement, and asset acquisition and disposition processes. Her most recent position was Chief Development Officer of Mandalay Resources Corp.  Prior to that, Ms. Labatte was the founder and President of her own Company, The Capital Lab Inc., a leading Toronto-based consulting firm. Ms. Labatte is fluent in French, Spanish and German and graduated from the Rotman School of Management with an MBA. She holds the ICD.D designation and is CFA charterholder. Ms. Labatte serves as independent director of Star Royalties Ltd.

Gordana Slepcev, Chief Operating Officer

Gordana Slepcev, Chief Operating Officer

Gordana Slepcev, M.Sc.P. Eng, is a Professional Mining Engineer registered in Ontario with more than 25 years of global mining experience in developing, building, and leading safe mining operations. Ms. Slepcev’s extensive experience spans multiple commodities, including gold, base metals, coal, and industrial minerals. She brings considerable experience in mineral exploration, permitting, corporate and regulatory/First Nations/ Indigenous relations, and project financing to Lomiko. Before joining the Company, Ms. Slepcev held the position of COO for BMSI, a privately held company, where she was responsible for restarting the barite reprocessing facility, mitigating historical environmental impacts, and overseeing EPCM contractors. She also formerly held the role of COO of Anaconda Mining, where she was responsible for the company’s operations and development of the Goldboro project. Ms. Slepcev graduated from the University of Belgrade with a M.Sc. and is the past Chair of the Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum (CIM). She is a WTPEO committee member and a member of the Advisory Board of the OreBit platform.

Vince Osbourne, Chief Financial Officer

Vince Osbourne, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary

Vince Osbourne, CMA, CBV, is a senior finance and valuation professional with over 19 years of experience in all areas of financial management and business partnering within the retail industry. In his former position, he held the role of Real Estate finance business partner for Sobeys, contributing to significant value creation through the Real Estate portfolio and strategic partnerships.  Vince Osbourne graduated from York University with a BA in Economics.

Cindy Valence, Chief Sustainability Officer

Cindy has over 20 years of management experience, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer for Sayona Mining Ltd. In her most recent role, she led a multi-stakeholder mobilization that successfully re-launched the operations of North America’s only major producer of lithium spodumene concentrate, and ensured the development of major mining projects.

Her keen eye for sustainability, her applied knowledge of the energy transition and her ease of communication with First Nations make her an invaluable link in listening to and enhancing the interests of all parties. These qualities have paid off with First Nations, with the implementation of two negotiation tables for collaborative agreements (PDA, IBA).

Cindy has served on numerous boards, including Women In Mining Abitibi, the Rouyn-Noranda Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Propulsion Québec, the electric and intelligent transportation cluster. She holds an MBA with a specialization in management applied to the mineral industry, is a Certified International Trade Professional and is a candidate for the Certified Corporate Director (CCD) designation.