Elizabeth Mena Fernández has over 20 years of experience advising multinationals in both greenfield and brownfield projects in highly regulated sectors. Mena joined Corporación Minera Dominicana (Cormidom) in 2013, to work as a legal advisor and government relations manager. It remains the only mining company in the Dominican Republic that does not have a special arrangement with the state. Her duties as legal manager involve anticipating the legal issues that may have a material impact in the project or the proposed timetable for its operation. In October 2017, she was promoted to vice-president of the company, continuing with the responsibilities of the legal department and also assuming a more active role in institutional relationships.
Ms. Mena is also President of the Dominican Association of Exporters (ADOEXPO) and a member of the board of directors of the Dominican Chamber of Mining and Fuel (CAMIPE) as well as the National Commission for EITI-RD, which promotes transparency in the extraction industry. These roles demonstrate her integration with and contribution to the wider mining sector in the country.