People: Semafo Inc (SEMFF.PK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jean Lamarre

60 2008 Executive Chairman of the Board

Benoit Desormeaux

44 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

M. Benoit La Salle

57 2012 Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Martin Milette

2006 Chief Financial Officer

Eric Paul-Hus

2013 Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President - Law, Corporate Secretary

Patrick Moryoussef

2011 Vice President - Mining Operations

Alain Melanson

Vice President - Human Resources

Robert LaValliere

2012 Vice President - Investor Relations

Jean-Paul Blais

2011 Vice President - Corporate Affairs

Michel Crevier

2011 Vice President - Exploration and Mine Geology and Geo, MScA, Geology Manager and Qualified Person

John LeBoutillier

69 2008 Lead Independent Director

Terence Bowles

64 2011 Independent Director

C. Gilles Masson

67 2006 Independent Director

Lawrence McBrearty

70 2009 Independent Director

Tertius Zongo

56 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jean Lamarre

Mr. Jean Lamarre is Executive Chairman of the Board of SEMAFO Inc. He held various positions of significant responsibility with Groupe Lavalin Inc., including Vice President, Finance. From 1992 to 1995, he was Vice President, Groupe Canam Manac. Mr. Lamarre has close to 40 years of business experience in Africa. He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration (BAA) degree from École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC). Mr. Lamarre is a member of the board of directors of TS03 Inc., Technologies D-Box Inc. and Argos Therapeutics, Inc.

Benoit Desormeaux

Mr. Benoit Desormeaux, CPA, is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of SEMAFO Inc. Mr. Desormeaux had been our Executive Vice- President and Chief Operating Officer since 2004 and previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to 2004. Prior to joining SEMAFO in 1997, Mr. Desormeaux worked for Deloitte & Touche, LLP. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec and holds a Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) degree from École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC).

M. Benoit La Salle

Mr. M. Benoit La Salle is Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of SEMAFO Inc. Mr. La Salle is a Fellow Chartered Accountant, a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a Commerce Degree and a Masters of Business Administration. In 1980, Mr. La Salle founded Grou, La Salle & Associates, Chartered Accountants. In 1995, Mr. La Salle founded SEMAFO Inc. and is President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. La Salle is the former Chairman of the Board of Plan International (Canada), one of Canada’s non-governmental organizations.

Martin Milette

Mr. Martin Milette CPA, is Chief Financial Officer of SEMAFO Inc. Prior to joining SEMAFO, M. Milette was Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Chartered Accountant. Member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and Certified Public Accountant in the Untied Stated of America, Mr. Milette joined SEMAFO in 2005 and assumed his current position as Chief Financial Officed since 2006.

Eric Paul-Hus

Mr. Eric Paul-Hus is Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President - Law, Corporate Secretary of SEMAFO Inc. Prior to joining SEMAFO, he was Vice-President, Law and Corporate Secretary at Bell Aliant Regional Communications from January 2007 until January 2009 and from June 2004 until December 31, 2005 he acted as Vice-President, Law and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Bell Nordiq. Mr. Paul-Hus was Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Bell Nordiq through 2006. Before that he acted as Senior Counsel at BCE Inc.

Patrick Moryoussef

Mr. Patrick Moryoussef is Vice President - Mining Operations of SEMAFO Inc. Mr. Moryoussef is a mining engineer with 25 years of experience in exploration, mineral evaluation, mine site geology, open pit feasibility and development studies with Noranda Inc., Placer Dome Canada Ltd. (now Goldcorp Canada Ltd.), Falconbridge Ltd. and Les Mines McWatters Inc.

Alain Melanson

Mr. Alain Melanson is Vice President - Human Resources of SEMAFO Inc. Prior to joining SEMAFO, he was Vice-President, Human Resources, Communications and Public Affairs at Bell Aliant Regional Communications from January 2007 until October 2009 and from 2001 until December 2006, he was Vice-President, Human Resources, Communications and Public Affairs at Bell Nordiq.

Robert LaValliere

Mr. Robert LaValliere is Vice President - Investor Relations of SEMAFO Inc. Mr. LaValliere has over 25 years of investor relations experience in the mining industry and knowledge of exploration, project assessment, mergers and acquisitions and communications at both national and international levels. Prior to joining SEMAFO, Mr. LaValliere held investor relations positions as Vice-President Corporate Affairs for Anvil Mining and Manager, Investor Relations at Cambior. Mr. LaValliere (P.Geo) has a bachelor's degree in geology and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Jean-Paul Blais

Mr. Jean-Paul Blais is Vice President - Corporate Affairs of SEMAFO Inc. Since 2000, he has been a consultant for companies.

Michel Crevier

Mr. Michel A. Crevier is Vice President - Exploration and Mine Geology and Geo, MScA, Geology Manager and Qualified Person of SEMAFO Inc. Prior to joining SEMAFO in August 2006, he was Geology Manager (Julieta Mine) at Bema Gold Corp.

John LeBoutillier

Mr. John LeBoutillier is Lead Independent Director of SEMAFO Inc. Since May 2005, Mr. John LeBoutillier is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Industrial Alliance, Insurance and Financial Services Inc., a life and health insurance company conducting activities in the insurance and wealth management sectors. He was also President and Chief Executive Officer of the Iron Ore Company of Canada, the largest iron ore producer in Canada, from 1996 to 2000, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sidbec-Dosco Inc. (now ArcelorMittal Montreal Inc.) from 1983 to 1996. Mr. LeBoutillier is a director of Industrial Alliance, Insurance and Financial Services Inc., Mazarin Inc., Asbestos Corporation Limited, Stornoway Diamond Corporation and NovX21 Inc.

Terence Bowles

Mr. Terence F. Bowles is Independent Director of SEMAFO Inc. Mr. Bowles is President and Chief Executive Officer of the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation since November 1, 2010. He had prior roles as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Iron Ore Company of Canada, the manufacturer of iron ore pellets in Canada, from 2001 to 2010. Following his 1971 graduation as a Chemical Engineer from Laval University in Québec City, Mr. Bowles joined Quebec Iron and Titanium (QIT). During his 27-year career at QIT, he progressively more senior assignments which culminated with his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer in 1996, a position he held until 2001. Along with his Engineering Degree, he obtained a Masters in Business Administration from McGill University, completed an Advanced Executive Program at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Chicago, a Strategic Leadership Program at the London Business School and McGill’s Institute of Corporate Directors Program, where he received the ICD.D designation. Mr. Bowles is a Member of the Québec Order of Engineers. He is on the Board of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and the Chamber of Marine Commerce.

C. Gilles Masson

Mr. C. Gilles Masson is an Independent Director of SEMAFO Inc. Mr. Gilles Masson was elected to the Board of Directors and joined its Audit committee in January 2006. In May 2007, he was appointed Chair of SEMAFO’s Audit committee. Mr. Masson is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec and of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He spent 36 years with the firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chartered Accountants, including 25 years as partner. His clientele included, among others, large national and international companies with operations in the mining sector. Mr. Masson retired from PwC on December 31, 2005. He served on the board of directors of several publicly-traded companies over the years and currently sits on the board of directors of Royal Nickel Corporation.

Lawrence McBrearty

Mr. Lawrence I. McBrearty is an Independent Director of SEMAFO Inc. Mr. McBrearty business experience includes a 40-year career with the United Steelworkers of America, the industrial labor union in North America. From 1974 to 1994, Mr. McBrearty held positions of responsibility, including Staff Representative, Regional Coordinator, Assistant to the District Director (Québec and Atlantic Canada), and District Director (Québec and Atlantic Canada). Mr. McBrearty was Canadian National Director USW from 1994 to 2004. Mr. McBrearty received a PhD Honoris Causa for his international humanitarian involvement from Université du Québec in 2003. He is a labour relations consultant since 2004. Mr. McBrearty was a member of several Canadian associations and international committees in the steel and mining sectors and a director of WCI Steel Inc. from 2006 to 2008.

Tertius Zongo

Mr. Tertius Zongo is Independent Director of SEMAFO Inc. Mr. Tertius Zongo was Prime Minister and Head of Government of the Republic of Burkina Faso from 2007 until 2011. From 2002 until 2007, he was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Burkina Faso to the United States of America. From 1988 until 2002, Mr. Zongo had increasingly important positions within the government of Burkina Faso including as Minister of State for Planning and Budget and as Minister of Economy and Finance. As such, he held the office of Governor of Burkina Faso to the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the African Development Bank, the Islamic Development Bank and also held various positions at the West Africa sub-regional level. Mr. Zongo was a member of the board of directors of a number of institutions, including the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) and the West African Development Bank (BOAD). Prior to his career with the government of Burkina Faso, Mr. Zongo was an Academic at the University of Ouagadougou and the National School of Financial Controls where he taught accounting, business economy and financial management. Mr. Zongo holds a B.A. and a Master’s degree in Economy – Business Management – from the University of Dakar, Senegal and a degree of Higher Studies in business management from the Institute of Business Management of Nantes, France.
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