Management Team

Benoit Desormeaux , , CPA, CA , , President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Desormeaux became President and Chief Executive Officer on August 8, 2012. Mr. Desormeaux had been our Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer since 2004, and previously held the positions, successively, of Corporate Controller as well as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining SEMAFO in 1997, he was in the employ of Deloitte LLP involved principally in corporate audits in the manufacturing sector. Mr. Desormeaux is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a member of Ordre des Comptables Professionnels Agréés du Québec and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration (BBA) from HEC Montréal.

Martin Milette , , CPA, CA , , Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Milette was appointed Chief Financial Officer of SEMAFO in May 2006. Mr. Milette has been with the company since 2005 when he joined as Director, Development and Special Projects. Previously, he worked for eight years as Senior Manager, Assurance and Advisory Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he was principally active in the high-tech and mining sectors. Mr. Milette is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a member of Ordre des Comptables Professionnels Agréés du Québec, and a Certified Public Accountant in the USA. Mr. Milette oversees all aspects of the Finance and IT functions of the company.

Eric Paul-Hus , , LL.L , , Vice-President, Law, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Paul-Hus is Vice-President, Law, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of SEMAFO and has been with the company since September 2009. Prior to his appointment, he spent five years in private practice, including one year in secondment with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (former Québec Securities Commission) in the Corporate Finance and Continuous Disclosure Group. Subsequently, he held several positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice-President, during his 12-year tenure with a major Canadian telecommunications company where he continued to practice business law, specializing in securities, M&A and corporate law. Mr. Paul-Hus is a lawyer and member of the Québec Bar since 1993.

Michel Crevier , , PGeo., MScA , , Vice-President, Exploration and Mine Geology and Qualified Person

Mr. Crevier has held the position of Vice-President, Exploration and Mine Geology since 2006. He has over 30 years of exploration and mine geology experience in Canada, Russia and Africa. Prior to joining SEMAFO, Mr. Crevier was in the employ of Bema Gold Corporation/OMGC and Julietta Mine (Russia), Mines McWatters and Placer Dome Canada. Mr. Crevier has a master’s degree in geology from Université du Québec à Chicoutimi and is the recognized “Qualified Person” as defined in the NI 43-101. A member of the Ordre des géologues du Québec, Mr. Crevier is a member of the Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists.

Sylvain Duchesne , , Eng. , , Vice-President, Engineering & Construction

Mr. Duchesne is Vice-President, Construction and Engineering. He has held this position since November 2014 and prior to his appointment, was General Manager, Construction and Engineering and Director of Metallurgy. Mr. Duchesne has over 20 years of experience in managing gold and polymetallic operations. Prior to joining SEMAFO in 2005, he served as mill superintendent at Campbell Resources, Aur Resources and Noranda, respectively. Mr. Duchesne graduated as a mining engineer from Polytechnique Montréal in 1987 and is a member of Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec.

Robert LaVallière , , PGeo., MBA , , Vice-President, Corporate Affairs & Investor Relations

Mr LaVallière is Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations, and joined the company in October 2012. Mr. LaVallière has over 25 years of investor relations experience in the mining industry and extensive knowledge of exploration, project assessment, mergers and acquisitions and communications at both national and international levels. Previously, Mr. LaValliere served as Vice-President, Corporate Affairs for Anvil Mining and Director, Investor Relations at Cambior. He holds a B.Sc. degree in geology from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and an MBA from Université de Montréal-HEC Montréal. Mr. LaVallière is a member of Ordre des géologues du Québec and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.

Alain Mélanson , , CHRP , , Vice-President, Human Resources

Mr. Mélanson joined SEMAFO as Vice-President, Human Resources in September 2009. Prior to this appointment, he spent two and a half years at Bell Aliant Regional Communications as Vice-President, Human Resources, Communications and Public Affairs. Previously, Mr. Mélanson served as Vice-President, Human Resources, Communications and Public Affairs, Bell Nordiq from 2001 through December 2006. He has also served in senior management and executive positions at Groupe Laperrière & Verreault, Coca-Cola and Labatt Breweries. Mr. Mélanson is a graduate of the University of Laval in industrial relations and is a member of the Quebec Order of Certified Human Resources Professionals and Industrial Relations Counsellors.

Patrick Moryoussef , , Eng. , , Vice-President, Mining Operations

Mr. Moryoussef has served as Vice-President, Mining Operations since joining in September 2004. Prior to his appointment, he was general manager and administrator at South-Malarctic Exploration and previously senior project engineer at Mines McWatters. Following graduation, he served as junior mining engineer at the Campbell Mine of Placer Dome Canada and held the position of Open Pit Captain, Engineering at Placer Dome Canada’s Sigma Mine. Mr. Moryoussef is a mining engineering graduate from McGill University and a member of Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec. He also acts as administrator for Canadian Metals Inc.

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