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Marie-Soleil Lacoursiere

Global Account Manager

Sandvik

Yellowknife, CA


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Marie-Soleil Lacoursiere’s Biography

Marie-Soleil Lacoursiere is a highly regarded, sustainability-focused leader with over a decade of multinational management experience, yet with Northern expertise.

Marie-Soleil is firmly rooted in Canada’s North while having a solid background in international business and current responsibilities on a global scale, thus enabling her to have a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities faced North of 60. She is also a certified Board Candidate with CDI.D designation from Corporate Directors International.

As Global Account Manager at Sandvik, a leading Swedish high-tech and engineering group, Marie-Soleil currently manages Sandvik’s global business with three of the world’s largest gold miners and most strategic Sandvik customers, Newmont, Agnico Eagle and Kinross. Previous roles at Sandvik include Regional Commercial Manager for North America and Project Manager for the highly strategic, transnational integration of Newtrax Technologies into the company, following its acquisition by Sandvik.

Marie-Soleil has extensive experience leading and closing domestic,...
Marie-Soleil Lacoursiere is a highly regarded, sustainability-focused leader with over a decade of multinational management experience, yet with Northern expertise.

Marie-Soleil is firmly rooted in Canada’s North while having a solid background in international business and current responsibilities on a global scale, thus enabling her to have a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities faced North of 60. She is also a certified Board Candidate with CDI.D designation from Corporate Directors International.

As Global Account Manager at Sandvik, a leading Swedish high-tech and engineering group, Marie-Soleil currently manages Sandvik’s global business with three of the world’s largest gold miners and most strategic Sandvik customers, Newmont, Agnico Eagle and Kinross. Previous roles at Sandvik include Regional Commercial Manager for North America and Project Manager for the highly strategic, transnational integration of Newtrax Technologies into the company, following its acquisition by Sandvik.

Marie-Soleil has extensive experience leading and closing domestic, international and global transactions and contracts in the resource sector and managing a complex supply chain in remote Northern mining.

Innovation, continuous improvement, inclusion, strategic business and sustainability are common threads throughout Marie-Soleil’s career.

Committed to lifelong learning, her professional experience is complemented by university studies in business, operations management, mining technologies, Arctic affairs and currently a Master’s in Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas. She recently completed her Master’s thesis on the emerging topic of the Social License to Automate in the mining industry, a concept that she is pioneering globally.

Marie-Soleil has worked in Mexico, Germany, Australia, West Africa and across the Americas and Asia. She is trilingual French, English and Spanish, and proficient in German.
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Government of Canada
Minister Ng announces appointments to BDC Board of Directors

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the BDC, announced the appointment of Marie-Soleil Lacoursiere to the BDC’s Board of Directors, effective June 22, 2023.

Marie-Soleil Lacoursiere’s Background

Sandvik
Global Account Manager
2020 - Present
Yellowknife, CA
Sandvik is a high-tech and engineering company with 2022 revenue of US$10.4bn. As Global Account Manager Marie-Soleil manages Sandvik’s global business with Newmont, Agnico Eagle and Kinross. Her responsibility spans 14 countries over 4 continents and includes oversight on the roll-out of cutting-edge technology in the areas of automation, electrification, digitalization and Internet-of-Things.
 
Sandvik
Various roles
2017 - 2020
Yellowknife, CA
Marie-Soleil has acted as Sandvik's Regional Commercial Manager for North America where she was responsible to the management of a commercial portfolio exceeding $600M per year. She was also Project Manager for the integration of Newtrax Technologies into Sandvik following its acquisition. Newtrax is a leading provider of Internet-of-Things and analytics technology for the mining industry.
 
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Other Business Interests

Morin's Fisheries
Partner
Yellowknife, CA
Morin’s Fisheries is a new, innovative commercial fishery on Great Slave Lake whose mission is to empower Indigenous Northerners and strengthen Northern Indigenous cultural identity through fish. The business harvests and markets premium fish caught in some of the world’s most pristine waters by an operation that incorporates Traditional Knowledge.
 

Current Board Positions

BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada)
Board Director
Jun 2023 - Present
Montreal, CA
BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada) is a financial institution that supports Canadian entrepreneurs by providing capital, advisory services, and resources to help them grow and succeed in their businesses. Marie-Soleil is a member of the audit and investment board committees where she oversees Canada's largest and most active venture capital portfolio worth several billion dollars.
 
Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation
Board Member; Vice-Chair of Audit Committee
2021 - Present
The BDIC is a Crown Corporation that provides credit facilities and contributions to Northwest Territories businesses in addition to venture investment. The BDIC is a key engine of economic development that also owns and manages several companies.Its credit facilities portfolio exceeds $40M. Marie-Soleil was appointed by the Minister for Industry, Tourism and Investment.
 
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Previous Board Positions

NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines
Board Director
2021 - 2023
Since 1967 the Northwest Territories & Nunavut Chamber of Mines has lobbied on behalf of Northern mining, promoting the industry and the north to the world.
 
Canadian Parents for French
Board Member
2014 - 2019
Yellowknife, CA
Canadian Parents for French is a non-profit organization actively promoting the inclusion of French in institutions of learning in Canada. The group is responsible for extracurricular programs of learning and in-school activities which advocate for linguistic duality in Canada.
 

Media

Meet Marie-Soleil Lacoursiere, Global Customer Manager
Podcast interviewee
Nov 2021
Marie-Soleil talks about her role as Global Customer Manager at Sandvik, and suggests more women should consider a career in mining.
 

Accreditation

Corporate Directors International / ACE LLC
Board Certification
Jun 2021
Denver, CO, USA
Marie-Soleil is a qualified and certified Board Director that has been tested on the aspects of the rules and responsibilities of public board directors in the areas of board governance, committee member roles, conflicts of interest and financial acumen, establishing her efficiency in all operations related to board operations.
 

Memberships

Specialist Courses

Harvard University
Certificate in Finance & Accounting
Cambridge, MA, USA
Marie-Soleil expects to complete her certificate in finance and accounting in summer 2024.
 
ESG Designation Program
Oct 2023
Competent Board’s ESG Designation Program enables board members, executives, investors, and their advisors to identify and act upon the most material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects of their businesses. Marie-Soleil is due to complete the course in October 2023.
 
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Speaking Engagements

British Columbia Institute of Technology
Guest Speaker, Department of Mineral Exploration and Mining
Jan 2022
Marie-Soleil was a Guest Speaker at the British Columbia Institute of Technology's Department of Mineral Exploration and Mining. The talk she gave was on lessons learned from the implementation of mining technologies.
 

Community Engagement

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IserveU
Volunteer
Yellowknife, CA
Marie-Soleil was a volunteer at IserveU in 2015. IserveU is an organisation promoting open source collaborative decision-making and e-democracy to help governments engage and involve those they serve, and demonstrate accountability and transparency in the decision-making process.
 

Mentoring

UNLEASH
Mentor
Aug 2022 - Aug 2022
UNLEASH is an initiative that brings together young leaders, entrepreneurs and experts to find solutions to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Marie-Soleil participated as an expert to provide insights, targeted knowledge, and mentorship in the areas of renewable energy, resource extraction, Indigenous relations, Indigenous self-governance and entrepreneurship in the circumpolar context.
 
The International Women in Mining Mentoring Programme
Mar 2022 - Present
As a mentor on the International Women in Resources Mentoring Programme Marie-Soleil acts as a role model for women in mining, and uses her experience as a senior professional in the industry to inspire and support her mentees.
 

Marie-Soleil Lacoursiere’s Education

University of the Arctic
Arctic Studies Program
2012 - 2015
McGill University
Graduate Diploma in Operations Management
2007 - 2010
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