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Golden International - Executive Management



Rafael Hernandez Ortega is President of Golden International Mining Corporation and is responsible for devising and leading our overall strategy. Rafael has over 25 years experience in the mining industry, and before founding Golden International worked as Chief Negotiator for Brazilian company Meridian Mining. A native of the Chilean capital, Rafael holds a B.Sc. in Mining and Minerals Engineering from the University of Santiago.


Chief Executive Officer

Graham Watkins holds the position of Chief Executive Officer for Golden International, and brings a wealth of experience having worked at executive level in the mining industry for over 15 years. Originally from the UK, Graham has spent the majority of his career in South America, firstly in Peru before moving to Chile in 2008. Graham holds a B.Sc in Engineering from the University of Manchester.





Chief Operations Officer

Manuel Flores García is the Chief Operations Officer at Golden International, and oversees the staff, logistics and operations associated with our projects. Manuel has more than 20 years experience in the gold, silver and platinum mining industries, having previously held management positions in Argentina, Peru and South Africa. Argentinian by birth, Manuel is a US citizen and has degrees in Physics and Geology from MIT.