GoldQuest is led by a strong management team with mining experience in the Dominican Republic. [View Our Projects]
Luis Santana, Chief Executive Officer
Position: Chief Executive Officer
Luis is a Citizen of the Dominican Republic and is a Qualified Engineer from the Santo Domingo Technological Institute. Luis has more than 25 years of experience in mining and mineral processing and has worked in senior management and executive positions in the design, construction and operation of gold processing plants and mines globally.
Luis has an impressive history having worked with Glencore – Falcondo and Altonorte Mines in Dominican Republic and Chile, BHP Billiton – Olympic Dam Mine in Australia, Barrick – Pueblo Viejo Mine in Dominican Republic, Barrick & Shandong Gold – Veladero Mine in Argentina and most recently as CEO for Shandong Gold – Cardinal Resources Namdini Project in Ghana.
Luis’s approach to value creation is through awareness, engagement, and accountability of three key strategic objectives: Collaboration by developing a strong culture, Community by strengthening sustainable license to operate, and Company by maximizing economic productivity (production, profitability, and asset value).
Paul Robertson, CFO
Position: Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Robertson is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in the mining sector, including assisting junior resource companies with their financial reporting and regulatory requirements. He has over sixteen years of accounting, auditing, and tax experience including working with Ernst & Young from 1999 to 2005. Currently, he is the managing partner of Quantum Advisory Partners LLP, a professional services firm dedicated to assisting publicly listed companies with their financial reporting, taxation and regulatory requirements. He was previously the CFO of Grayd Resource Corporation that was acquired by Agnico Eagle in 2011. Mr. Robertson holds a BA from the Universty of Western Ontario (1993) and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation from the British Columbian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1997.
Felix Mercedes, Country Manager
Position: General Manager (Dominican Republic)
Felix is a Dominican geologist with more than 20 years of experience in the Dominican Republic mining and exploration sector. Felix has worked for several companies as project and general manager and was previously the Caribbean representative for Energold International Drilling. Felix has a Degree in Geology and a Masters Degree in Business administration and is currently a director of the Mining and Petroleum Chamber of the Dominican Republic.