Mr. Bureau obtained his bachelor’s and Master’s Geological Engineering degree from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. He is a member in good standing of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Quebec (OIQ). Mr. Bureau brings over 30 years of mining industry experience related to the exploration, delineation, development and mining of ore deposits. This includes over 25 years in gold and polymetallic mining projects, both in underground and open-pit operations. His duties involved evaluations, feasibility studies, mine construction and operation management on numerous projects.
During his expansive career, Mr. Bureau was tasked with supervising the Engineering and Geology Departments of the Bousquet, Doyon and East Malartic mine for the Barrick Gold Corporation. Mr. Bureau was also involved in supervising the El Indio Mine in Chile, and the Alto Chicama – Las Lagunas Norte mine in Peru. As part of Barrick’s Business Development Group for the Peru region, Mr. Bureau was also involved in supervising other technical projects there. Serge Bureau also served as Barrick’s Director of Capital Projects for Russia and East Asia and as Manager of Technical Services for the feasibility study at Pueblo Viejo. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Bureau was involved as President and CEO of Crevier Minerals Inc. and MDN Inc.
Nouveau Monde has mandated Mr. Bureau to perform as an advisor and work with the management of Nouveau Monde to supervise all phases of mining development for the Matawinie project. Serge Bureau’s tasks will also comprise of coordinating the multiple subcontractors involved in the project with the goal of delivering a Feasibility Study, as well as an Impact and Benefit Assessment report in a timely fashion.