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Michel Jébrak

Mr. Michel Jébrak is widely regarded as one of the most highly published geologists in the French speaking world. He has published more than 80 journal papers and numerous books on ore deposits and innovations in the mining industry. He's a French national specialized in the geology of mineral resources with more than 30 years of mining industry experience, including with the national geological surveys of Morocco and of France (BRGM).

Mr. Jébrak has held the post of professor of economic geology at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) since 1987 and he presently holds the Chair in Mining Entrepreneurship. In 2013 his achievements in mineral exploration were recognized by the University of Lorraine (France) with the prestigious Chercheur d'Excellence Award.

His career has included the positions of Vice-Principal, Research at UQAM and President of the Science and Technology Council of Quebec (Ministry of Economic Development). Mr. Jébrak has worked in the capacity of exploration manager for various Australian, Canadian and French mining companies and he has consulted for mining companies worldwide. He is a global advocate for the mining industry and for the responsible development of mining and innovation policies in Quebec, France and several African countries and he is involved with several research networks in Canada and France.

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