VP Exploration & Acquisitions, Company's "Qualified Person"
Mr. Riopel, a graduate in geology from Université de Montréal with a Masters in Business Administration from Université du Québec - Montréal, is a senior mining exploration professional with more than 20 years experience, mostly with major mining companies. Prior to joining Adventure Gold, he was the Director of Geology and Exploration with Richmont Mines, a Quebec-based mining company, where he acquired expertise in all aspects of mineral mining management. During his 6 years with Richmont, Mr. Riopel acquired a vast experience in mine site management & production as well as exploration of advanced and grass-roots projects including resources and reserves calculations, mining asset evaluation and project generation. His accomplishments include the discovery of new gold resources at Francoeur (West), Wasamac, Beaufor, Valentine Lake and Island Gold resulting in an increase of Richmont's reserves and resources by approximately 1.7 million ounces of gold. In addition, Mr. Riopel was instrumental in the development and the production of two new gold mines namely Island Gold and East-Amphi. Prior to Richmont, he was employed by Cambior and Noranda. Mr. Riopel also acts as the Company's ''Qualified Person'' as defined by NI 43-101.