Board of Directors

Iya Touré, Chairman of the Board


Mr. Touré was named Investissement Québec’s Vice-President, Business Development, Major Accounts in May 2015. He is also in charge of Ressources Québec, an Investissement Québec subsidiary. Employed by Investissement Québec since 1998, Mr. Touré has successively held the positions of Industrial Development Officer, Senior Portfolio Manager and Financing Package Coordinator at the Major Accounts Department before his appointment as Senior Director of Specialized Financing in October 2009.

In addition, he represented Investissement Québec on the Technoparc Saint-Laurent Board of Directors from 2000 to 2004.

A member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA) since 1989, Mr. Touré holds a diploma from the École Supérieure de Commerce in Lyon, France, along with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from HEC Montréal.

Marc Paquet, Secretary

Marc Paquet

Marc Paquet is Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Secretary of Investissement Québec. He practised business law for a private firm for 15 years before joining Société générale de financement du Québec in 1996.

Throughout his career, Mr. Paquet has been involved in numerous large commercial transactions, including equity investments and public issues.

Claudine Chan Weng, Director


Claudine Chan Weng was named Investissement Québec’s Director of Financial Information in March 2011. She previously held the position of Equity Investment Director at Société générale de financement du Québec.

Ms. Chan Weng, a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec since 1991, received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Université du Québec à Montréal. She possesses over 20 years of experience in managing accounting services at various multi-sectoral organizations.

Danielle Giovenazzo, Director

Member of “l’Ordre des géologues du Québec”, Danielle Giovenazzo has nearly 30 years of mining exploration experience where she was responsible for several exploration projects at various stages. She has experience in Canada as well as abroad (Argentina, Australia, West Africa, Finland, Brazil and Greenland) working for various mining exploration companies such as Newgenco Pty Ltd, Castillian Resources Corporation, XStrata Nickel, Falconbridge Ltd and the MERN (Québec’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources).

Danielle Giovenazzo holds a BSc in geology from the University of Montreal and a doctorate in geology from the University of Québec in Chicoutimi. Mrs Giovenazzo is currently president of Salda Geosciences Inc., a private geological and mining exploration consulting company.

Since 2015, Mrs Giovenazzo has been a member on the board of directors for “l’Ordre des géologues du Québec”.

Michel Gilbert, Director

Michel Gilbert holds a BEng in geology and an MSc in applied sciences from “l’École Polytechnique de Montréal”. He is currently a lecturer for applied management in the mining industry at the University of Québec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue and an administrator for a private company related to mineral exploration.

Member of “l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec”, Mr. Gilbert has nearly 30 years experience working in mineral exploration and mineral exploitation mainly in Québec and Mexico for Aurizon Mines and Cambior.

M. Gilbert was once president of the board of directors for Cartier Resources, administrator for the CONSEREM and served as an administrator for several non-profit organizations.