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NanoXplore appoints new board member to Board of Directors

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Hélène V. Gagnon is Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement at CAE Inc. and is a member of the Executive Management Committee.

MONTREAL — NanoXplore Inc., a graphene manufacturer, announces the nomination of Ms. Hélène V. Gagnon to its Board of Directors.

Hélène V. Gagnon is Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement at CAE Inc. and is a member of the Executive Management Committee. She leads CAE’s sustainability, health & safety and social impact strategy across CAE’s worldwide operations. She is accountable for CAE’s global communications with employees, media and other stakeholders as well as collaboration, government programs (R&D) and academic partnerships. She also oversees CAE’s diversity, equity and inclusion corporate strategy and indigenous relations.

Prior to joining CAE in 2015, she worked in senior and executive roles in Public Affairs, Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility in the mining industry (Noranda/Falconbridge) and in manufacturing (Bombardier Transportation and Bombardier Aerospace). She began her career in 1995 with the law firm Fasken as a specialist in environmental law.

Ms. Gagnon is an independent member of the Board of Directors of Hydro Quebec since 2015 and Chairs its Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.

Ms. Gagnon holds two law degrees from McGill University Law School (B.C.L. and LL.B) and a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Public Policy from the London School of Economics (M.Sc).

Cameron Harris, Lead Director of NanoXplore, stated: “I’m delighted to welcome Hélène to our Board. I have no doubt that she will play a vital role in guiding NanoXplore to achieve its goals. Her broad range of expertise in Sustainability, Stakeholder Engagement and Cultural Transformation will be beneficial to NanoXplore future growth plan.”

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