About Us

Sébastien de Montessus, CEO & President

Sébastien de Montessus

Mr. de Montessus is CEO and the President of Endeavour Mining. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the La Mancha Group since 2012, and under his leadership La Mancha doubled its production through optimization efforts before undergoing a portfolio restructure which enabled the Sawiris family to become the main shareholder of Evolution Mining, a leading Australia gold miner, and of Endeavour Mining in November 2015. In September 2015, Mr. de Montessus was appointed to the board of Evolution Mining. Mr. de Montessus was previously a member of the Executive Board and Group Deputy CEO of AREVA Group (a world leader in nuclear energy) and CEO of AREVA Mining (uranium). Mr. de Montessus was a Board member of ERAMET, a world leader in alloying metals, between 2010 and 2012.

Before joining AREVA in 2002, Mr. de Montessus was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in London (M&A and Equity Capital Markets). Mr. de Montessus is a business graduate from ESCP-Europe Business School in Paris.

Adriaan "Attie" Roux, COO

Attie Roux is a metallurgical engineer with over 38 years extensive General Management experience in the mining industry, including 34 years with Anglo American, De Beers and AngloGold, specializing in the developing, commissioning, expansion, restructuring and operating of large scale mining and processing operations throughout South Africa and West Africa. Mr. Roux has been the the Chief Operating Officer of Endeavour Mining since August 2012 and is responsible for the management of the Group’s mines in West Africa. Prior to that he was General Manager of Adamus Resources and Senior Vice President Operations at Endeavour Mining. Before leaving AngloGold, he held the position of Divisional General Manager and Head of Metallurgy. Mr. Roux is a Registered Professional Scientist with the SA Council for Natural Scientific Professions.

Vincent Benoit, Executive VP, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Development

Vincent Benoit

Mr. Benoit is a seasoned executive, with more than 25 years of corporate finance, investors relations and M&A experience in the mining, energy and telecom sectors. He joined Endeavour as Executive Vice President Strategy and Business Development in November 2015 following the transaction with La Mancha. While at La Mancha during 2013 to 2015, he was Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Development where he successfully led the group’s portfolio restructuring which repositioned La Mancha as a leading private mining investor through strategic alliances formed with Evolution Mining Ltd. and Endeavour Mining. Before joining La Mancha, Mr. Benoit was EVP Mergers & Acquisitions at Orange, responsible for the development of the group’s African footprint, its European portfolio restructuring, and forming strategic partnerships. At Orange, he was also Head of Strategy & Investor Relations. Mr. Benoit previously held various finance positions including with Areva, Bull Information System, and PwC. He holds a business degree from ESC-Bordeaux Business School and is a Chartered Accountant.

Patrick Bouisset, Executive VP Exploration & Growth

Patrick Bouisset
Mr. Bouisset has over 30 years of experience in mining and oil and gas exploration and has been the Executive Vice President of Exploration since November 2015. Prior to joining Endeavour, he was Executive Vice President Exploration and New Ventures of La Mancha. He spent more than 20 years overseas during his career with Total, where he was in charge of all its exploration activities in Africa. He joined Areva in 2007 as Vice President Geoscience of its Business Group. For 6 years, as a member of the executive committee of Areva Mines, he led worldwide exploration activities and managed all its not yet producing subsidiaries. He was also board member of numerous affiliates. Mr. Bouisset holds a master’s degree in Geology from Orleans University, and graduated from ESEM and ENSPM. He was a board member of the French National School of Geology (Nancy).

Morgan Carroll, Executive VP Corporate Finance & General Counsel

Morgan Carroll

Mr. Carroll has spent over 15 years in mining finance and advisory. His experience spans a wide angle, including initially practising as a mining lawyer at a large multinational law firm in New York and London, corporate and investment banking within a number of US and European banks, and several years advising on base metals, precious metals, and oil and gas deals. During his career he has been involved in numerous prominent financings for mining assets in Africa, Latin America and the Russian Federation. His areas of focus are corporate and project finance, debt and equity capital markets, M&A, joint ventures, Board-level governance and corporate development. Having joined the company in 2008, he has been involved in the evolution of Endeavour as a mining company since inception of the strategy. Mr. Carroll is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (LL.B, Ling. Germ.), the University of London (LL.M), is admitted as an Attorney in the State of New York, and as a Solicitor in England & Wales.

Jeremy Langford, Executive VP Projects

Jeremy Langford
Mr. Langford has worked in the mining and oil and gas industries for the past 15 years and has held the position of Executive Vice President Projects since October 2008. He has extensive experience in many countries including Ghana, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Norway, Indonesia, Russia, South Korea and Australia. Most recently Mr. Langford successfully managed the construction and delivery of the Nzema and Agbaou projects for Endeavour. Currently he is managing Endeavour’s Houndé Project in Burkina Faso alongside Endeavour’s in-house Construction Services Group. Mr. Langford holds an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from RMIT University.

Henri de Joux, Executive VP People and Public Affairs

Henri de Joux
Henri de Joux joined the team in October 2016 with extensive knowledge and experience in the HR, legal and financial fields. Before joining the team Henri served as chief financial officer and chief strategy officer of Business France, a company promoting export and capital investments with presence in over 70 countries. Prior to this he served as Group deputy General Secretary and company secretary of France Telecom-Orange, in charge of governance, public affairs, real estate, insurance, group policies and supervising support functions throughout the organization. He has also served various positions within the Telecom-Orange Group, specifically in the field of mergers and acquisitions. Mr De Joux previously held a position as a Director of Mobinil Telecommunications and Jordan Telecom, and was Member of the Supervisory Board at Telekomunikacja Polska SA. In addition to holding a law degree, Mr. de Joux is a graduate of the EM Lyon Business School. He is an Auditor at the Institute of Higher National Defence Studies (IHEDN).