Mick Adams

Group CEO

CEng, MICE, MA (Engineering), MBA

Has over 40 years of business experience in the development and financing of major projects and new business initiatives in both sponsor and advisory roles, having worked for several multinational corporations and advisory firms. He is a past Chairman of the Shanghai Chapter of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. Mick holds an MBA from  INSEAD (Fontainebleau) and a Masters degree in Engineering from Cambridge University.

Charles Taschereau


MSc (Mining Engineering),
MSc (Sustainability),

Mr Taschereau is both an Engineer and a CPA. Previously, COO at Orbite Technologies.
Prior to that, was CEO of Congo Equipment, CEO of Bartrac Logistics and President at Canada Lithium, where he led the feasibility study, financing and construction of its lithium project in Québec.

Daniele Fregonese

Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing

PhD (Polymer Science)

Daniele has over 20 years of experience in Marketing, Sales and R&D in Europe and Asia. Before joining AEM, Daniele was Head of Global Marketing at Almatis GmbH and Evonik Industries. Previously, Daniele was President of Degussa NTECH in Italy, where he expanded the company’s business internationally with a strong focus on Asia. Daniele brings extensive experience across the materials and chemical sectors and has a strong track record of successful product launches to increase revenues, developing and executing commercial and marketing strategies and expanding operations of marketing departments. He holds a PhD in Polymer Science and has business education in Marketing and Finance from the London Business School and Oxford Business School. Daniele is Italian by birth but has spent much of his working life in Germany and currently is based near Frankfurt.

Rachel Girard

Group CFO

B.Sc Acc, CPA, CPA Audit

Over 20 years of experience.
Previously CFO of a startup, Controller and Financial Manager of public corporations of different sizes and 8 years for Deloitte.

Erick Labrie

Human Resources Manager

Bachelor of Business Administration (Human Resources)

Specialized in management, staffing and labour relations, Erick has worked for 20 years within the Government of Quebec (Ministry of Public Security), mainly as a manager and human resources generalist.  He joined the AEM team in May 2022 after honing his skills in organizational leadership at Harvard Business School and in international recruitment. The diversity of his background allows him to have a global vision of the company and to properly advise the management team.  Erick has a human approach based on respect and communication

Rachel Wong

Group Company Secretary

BCom, MCom, CPA

Rachel began her career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and served as CFO and Company Secretary with two publicly listed Australian companies for over 10 years.

Neal White

Senior Battery Specialist

PhD (Chemistry)

More than 35 years’ R&D experience with several UK and USA companies in the battery industry covering fundamental electrochemistry along with anode, cathode, and separator development of many primary and secondary battery chemistries Implementation of research results to battery production for performance improvements and cost reduction.
Has held many senior scientist positions within the battery manufacturing industry.

Sylvain Seyer

Engineering Manager

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineer, with over 35 years’ experience in metallurgical production, plant designs and plant commissioning.
Process specialist with recognized skills in engineering of complex or innovative projects, designing and implementing new technologies, developing, commissioning and optimizing processes, including the commissioning of the AEM Cap-Chat plant.

Michel Arseneault

Cap-Chat Plant Manager

With more than 35 years of experience in process plant production and maintenance, initially appointed as operation superintendent at Cap-Chat in Nov 2012. The Cap-Chat plant has achieved an enviable 8-year LTI free period at while under his supervision. Several start-ups to his credit in pulp and paper, magnesium, and alumina.

Ebrahim Alizadeh


PhD (Chemical Engineering)

Over 15 years’ experience in engineering, mostly in research and development. Has spent over 9 years working on all aspects of HPA production with Orbite and latterly AEM.

Belkacem El Idrissi

Global QA

BSc (Industrial chemistry),
MSc (Environment & industry)

18 years of experience in commercial and private analytical labs in Morocco, France and Canada; including 3 years for Orbite and latterly AEM.