Benoit Desormeaux is a seasoned mining executive with over 12 years of board experience, including as audit committee chair, with public and private companies and charitable organizations. He is also a proven mining CEO, having risen through the ranks of SEMAFO from 1997 to 2020, including as COO and CFO. During his career, he established a reputation for value creation, respecting guidance and timelines and delivering on commitments. He has a strong operations background, having operated four mines in three West African countries, and a proven ability to take exploration and development projects through the full cycle of technical studies, permitting, financing, construction and operations. He also has excellent mining capital markets experience, having participated in multiple equity and debt financings and various M&A transactions.
Mr. Desormeaux was with Deloitte LLP prior to joining SEMAFO and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.