Santiago J. Dondo

Regional Director

Santiago J. Dondo is an expert in law and public policy related to the extractive industries. He is the Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the EITI.

Before joining the EITI, he was Undersecretary of Mining Policy in the Argentine National Government under Administration of M. Macri. Previously, he was a consultant to the Mining Committee in the Argentine National Congress and coordinator of mining area for a think tank called Pensar Foundation. In the private sector, he acted as external legal counsel within top-tier firms in Argentina and the United States, assisting multinational extractive companies. In 2013, he was awarded a scholarship by the Australian Government and completed a masters on mining policies in the University of Queensland, Australia. He was also appointed as industry fellow for the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland.