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Marie-Soleil Lacoursiere

Global Customer Manager

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions

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 by businesses operating North of 60. She is also a certified Board Candidate with CDI.D designation from Corporate Directors International.

As Global Customer Manager at Sandvik, a leading Swedish high-tech and engineering group, Marie-Soleil currently manages Sandvik’s global business with two of the world’s largest gold miners and most strategic Sandvik customers, Newmont 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.

An expert negotiator, 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.

Marie-Soleil has lived and worked in Mexico and Germany for six years and is trilingual French, English and Spanish, and proficient in German.

Marie-Soleil’s Background

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Global Customer Manager
2020 - Present
Yellowknife, CA
Sandvik is a high-tech and engineering company with 2020 revenue of US$10.6 billion. As Global Customer Manager Marie-Soleil manages Sandvik’s global business with Newmont and Kinross. Her responsibility spans 11 countries on four continents and includes oversight on the roll-out of cutting-edge technology in the areas of automation, electrification, digitalization and Internet-of-Things.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
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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Current Board Positions

Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation
Board Member
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. In this capacity Marie-Soleil reports onto the Northwest Territories Minister for Industry, Tourism and Investment.

Previous Board Positions

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

Contract negotiator Marie-Soleil Lacoursiere is running for council
Feature
Sep 2015
Yellowknife, CA
Marie-Soleil talks about her association with the IserveU e-democracy platorm, and the reasons for her decision to run for council. EdgeNorth is an online community posting platform that informs the local Yellowknife community on all developments in the area.

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.

Specialist Courses

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Leading Sustainable Corporations Programme
Oxford, UK
The Leading Sustainable Corporations Programme aims to equip corporate leaders with the ability to drive sustainability and shift the traditional methods of value creation towards the concept of the triple bottom line. Marie-Soleil is on track to complete this programme by September 2021.
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Master’s in Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas
Tromsø, NO
One half of the Master’s in Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas is delivered by the Arctic University of Norway; Marie-Soleil has attended several courses and field schools in Northern Norway from Bødo to Kirkenes in addition to time on campus in Tromsø.
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Business Interests

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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 and whose workforce is 100% Indigenous.

Community Engagement

IserveU
Volunteer
2015 - 2015
Yellowknife, CA
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.

Marie-Soleil’s Education

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