A Unique Value Proposition

The energy revolution is accelerating as the world transitions towards a CLEANER FUTURE. While water, wind and the sun provide renewable power solutions, minerals and advanced materials are the cornerstone of cleantech to capture and store these energies.

NOUVEAU MONDE GRAPHITE is striving to become a key contributor to the sustainable energy revolution. The Company is working towards developing a fully-integrated source of carbon-neutral battery anode material in Québec, Canada for the growing lithium-ion and fuel cell markets. With low-cost operations and enviable ESG standards, Nouveau Monde aspires to become a strategic supplier to the world’s leading battery and automotive manufacturers, providing high performing and reliable advanced materials while promoting sustainability and supply chain traceability.

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Drive the transition to a green future through sustainable Zero-Carbon Solutions

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Produce the greenest advanced graphite materials with a carbon-neutral footprint for a sustainable world

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Safety │ Responsibility │ Openness │ Integrity │ Entrepreneurial spirit

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Our Story

Reconciling Energy and the Environment

A geophysicist by trade, Eric Desaulniers ventured to explore NEW TERRITORIES overlooked by the mining industry: a new world, Nouveau Monde, to be discovered with novel technologies. Some 20,000 km2 of helicopter-borne exploration led our destiny to Saint-Michel-des-Saints, 150 km north of Montréal, Québec, where nature had sprung a world-class graphite deposit.

Since this discovery in 2015, Eric and the Company have always taken very seriously this unique privilege of developing a finite resource. The team, in partnership with the community and key stakeholders, have worked to re-imagine the traditional practices of the sector to catalyse an INNOVATIVE AND BOLD PROJECT focused on sustainable development.

Natural resources constitute a collective wealth. While Québec prides itself on clean, renewable hydroelectricity, the minerals in our bedrock merit the same appreciation by offering an alternative to fossil fuels and creating social, environmental, and economic value.

Beyond natural resources, Québec is also rich in talent, research and development platforms, world-renowned environmental standards, infrastructure, innovative SMBs that weave a dynamic economic framework and, lastly, leadership.

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Management Team

With a proven track record and innovative mindset, Nouveau Monde’s leadership has secured the right skillset of STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND IN-HOUSE TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE. Our extended team is dedicated to elevating the Company’s performance at every level, from mining and processing to R&D, environmental stewardship, and governance.

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Eric Desaulniers

Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer

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Charles-Olivier Tarte

Chief Financial Officer


David Torralbo

Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

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Patrice Boulanger

Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Business Development


Alain Breton

Senior Vice President, Projects & PMO

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Alain Dorval

Vice President, Process & Metallurgy

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Philippe Legault

Vice President, Human Resources

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Julie Paquet

Vice President, Communications & ESG Strategy

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Martine Paradis

Vice President, Engineering, Environment & Matawinie Project

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Board of Directors

To guide Nouveau Monde’s corporate development and growth, we have recruited INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED DIRECTORS in the fields of mining development and exploration; health, environment and safety; legal and intellectual property; finance, investor relations and financing; business administration and corporate governance; technology development and innovation; sustainability, diversity and inclusion; manufacturing and construction; indigenous relations; as well as sales and marketing.

Arne H Frandsen


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Daniel Buron

Lead Independent Director

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Yannick Beaulieu

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Eric Desaulniers


Nathalie Jodoin


Dr. Jürgen Köhler


Nathalie Pilon


James Scarlett


Andrew Willis


Solid Governance

Nouveau Monde’s management team and Board of Directors recognize the value of good corporate governance and the need to adopt best practices in terms of social, economic, and environmental responsibility.

The Board of Directors has six committees: the Audit Committee; the Human Resources, Nomination and Remuneration Committee; the Governance, Compliance and Legal Committee; the Safety, Health and Well-Being Committee; the Project and Development Committee; as well as the ESG, Community, Sustainability and Diversity Committee.

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