Santo Domingo.– Santo Mining Corporation announced the appointment of Alain French as its President and CEO.
Mr. French resigned as secretary of the Company, and replaces Rosa Ruiz
in the top post.
Over the past several years, Mr. French has built one of the largest portfolios of precious and base metal claims in the Dominican Republic for his wholly owned private company, Gexplo, SRL.
With Gexplo, Mr. French assembled a team of top exploration experts, some of whom have been instrumental in making major discoveries in the mineral-rich territory. This seasoned team, with more than 100 years of combined experience, has assisted him in the assembly of numerous highly prospective claims, many of which are adjacent to properties owned and operated by Barrick Gold, Perilya Gold, Xstrata and GoldQuest.
With 13 years of experience working in the mining sector of the Dominican Republic, Mr. French has built many valuable relationships with the members of the government mining agency.
From 2005 to 2010, Mr. French was the managing partner of Corona Materials, LLC, a private company involved in the quarrying, crushing and exportation of construction aggregates in the Dominican Republic. At Corona, Mr. French managed exploration activities including sample collection, drilling, and analysis for the company's proposed $224 million super quarry and marine loading terminal.