Roger LemaitreP.Eng., P.Geo.
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Roger Lemaitre is a Professional Engineer and Geologist with more than 20 years of professional experience, with both senior and junior mining companies. Before joining UEX, Mr. Lemaitre held the position of CEO and Executive Director of URU Metals Limited, an AIM-listed junior uranium and base metal exploration company, where he re-organized the company’s asset mix by identifying and successfully acquiring significant new exploration projects.
Prior to joining URU, Mr. Lemaitre held a variety of senior management positions with Cameco Corporation, one of the world’s largest uranium producers, and was Cameco’s Director of Worldwide Exploration Projects. In this position, Mr. Lemaitre had responsibility for overseeing the execution of Cameco’s growing international exploration programs and budgets as well as overseeing the field activities of three global exploration offices. Before becoming the Director of Worldwide Exploration, Mr. Lemaitre was Cameco’s Manager of Regional Exploration, Saskatchewan and was involved in Cameco’s strategic growth team tasked with the identification of opportunities in the uranium sector.
Mr. Lemaitre has a Masters of Applied Science in Geology from McGill University, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological Engineering from Queens University and a Masters of Business Administration from Athabasca University.
Evelyn AbbottCPA, CMA
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Abbott has more than 20 years of finance and accounting experience in senior financial roles. She was the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Valoro Resources Inc. (formerly Geologix Explorations Inc.) for eleven years. Ms. Abbott was the Chief Financial Officer of Defiance Silver Corp. once the merger was completed with Valoro Resources Inc. in December 2018 and subsequently resigned in the first quarter of 2019. Ms. Abbott has also held senior positions in the biotech, manufacturing and logistics industries.
Ms. Abbott holds a Bachelor of Science from Mount Allison University and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.
Christopher HamelB.Sc., P.Geo.
Vice President Exploration
Christopher “Chris” Hamel P.Geo., joined UEX in 2016 and held the positions of Chief Geologist from 2017 to 2020 and Exploration Manager since January 2021. Chris has been employed in mineral exploration industry since completing his B.Sc. at the University of Saskatchewan in 2001, working with DeBeers Canada Exploration and Cameco Corporation prior to joining UEX. Involved in a number of discoveries while at Cameco and UEX, Chris led the team that discovered the Powell Zone expansion at Cameco’s Eagle Point Mine on the Rabbit Lake Operation. As Cameco’s District Geologist, he was responsible for overseeing the planning and execution of exploration programs that led to the discovery of deposits at Fox Lake and Mann Lake.
As Chief Geologist and Exploration Manager at UEX, Chris has been able to participate in the planning and execution of successful drill programs at Christie Lake, West Bear, and the Hidden Bay Project in addition to the discovery at Michael Lake in 2021, all while helping to mentor junior geologists and help develop future opportunities for UEX. Chris is a Professional Geologist and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geologists of Saskatchewan.