Our Team


Our Team - Christian VALLIER

Christian VALLIER

President

Born in 1961, Christian is a Mining Geologist and Environmental Engineer. He graduated from Orléans Polytechnic and specialised in Natural Resources at the Ecole Supérieure de L'Energie et des Materiaux.

Endowed with an inexhaustible energy, he founded 'Géo-Plus-Environnement', an Engineering Counsultancy Company in 2001, and also created the gold mineral network “AURISPHERE” in 2002  

Christian has been working in the mineral industry for the past 30 years, and brings to SUDMINE extremely valuable skills with his experience in exploration, project development, together with his knowledge and expertise in company management. He is aiming to develop successfully a new mining activity in France, as well as in some countries where he used to live and work.

Our Team - Pierre CHEVALIER

Pierre CHEVALIER

Born in 1967, Pierre has been involved in mining exploration for more than 20 years, as a Senior Geologist, in Gold, Uranium and base metals fields.

He has had the experience to actively participate in major deposits recognition or discoveries : 

  • 1996 : Gold deposit discovery in Kenyasi (Ahafo, Ghana)
  • 1999 : rich mineralized column recognition in Tasiast gold mine (Mauritania)
  • 2007 : Copper, Zinc and Gold sulfurs recognition in Hassaï district (Soudan)
  • etc...

Pierre is Sudmine expert for Exploration and IT

Our Team - Michaël LALOUA

Michaël LALOUA

Executive Manager

Born in 1986, Mickael is a Mining Geological Engineer who graduated from ENSG at Nancy; Valedictorian, he was awarded the 2009 Youth Prize of the French Mineral Industry Association, for his works in Ore Dressing. .

Michael is very efficient carrying out metal–bearing and geological reviews of complete countries, and making feasibility studies in mining environments .

To-day Mickael's enthusiasm symbolizes Sudmine’s vital force.

Our Team - Laetitia BARRIER

Laetitia BARRIER

Executive Committee member

Born in 1969, Laetitia is a mineral industry environmentalist who graduated from the Environment Engineering University at Lyon;

In particular, Laetitia worked on the closing down of the Salsigne gold mine (France) as well as the opening of gold mines in French Guiana;

She is the coordinator of SUDMINE activities in Guinea.

Our Team - Benoît GIROUSSE

Benoît GIROUSSE

Executive Committee member

Born in 1959, Benoit is a Mining Geological Engineer, as well as an IT specialist and wine-maker (!)

In particular, Benoit has worked on mining summary reviews regarding some African countries. 

He is the coordinator of SUDMINE activities in Cameroon.

Our Team - François KIRRMANN

François KIRRMANN

Executive Committee member

Born in 1960, François is a Mining Geological Engineer who graduated from Orléans Polytechnic and specialised in Natural Resources at the Ecole Supérieure de L'Energie et des Materiaux.

In particular, he has undertaken explorations in Brittany, Morocco, and Madagascar.

He is the coordinator of SUDMINE activities in Madagascar.

Our Team - Justo TORRES

Justo TORRES

Executive Committee member

Born in 1960, Justo is the technical supervisor of a CNRS French research laboratory based in Orléans;

He is the coordinator of SUDMINE activities in Argentina.

Our Team - Nadine CANALI

Nadine CANALI

Associate


Born in 1962, Nadine combines experiences as a Logistics supervisor in mining companies, as well as an administrative and accounting manager in the mineral industry.

Our Team - Rodolphe METAYER

Rodolphe METAYER

Associate

Born in 1980, Rodolphe is an environmental geologist who graduated from Environment Engineering University at EGID Bordeaux; he is the executive manager of TEREA, an Engineering Consultancy Company based in Gabon, specialized in the forest environment and mineral industry.

Our Team - Aline MAGRA

Aline MAGRA

Associate

Born in 1981, Aline is an environmental geologist who graduated from the Environment Engineering University at EGID Bordeaux and Perpignan; she has been the environment manager of SEURECA Gabon (VEOLIA Subsidiary) for 7 years. Aline combines skills and knowledge in risk analysis and security environment management systems.