Dr. Claudia Jimenez is Independent Director of Continental Gold Limited. Dr. Jimenez is a Colombian-based lawyer with extensive experience in economics and mining in Colombia and internationally. Dr. Jimenez is currently CEO of Jimenez & Asociados S.A.S., a private company based in Medellin, Colombia specializing in fiscal, financial and economic advisory services. Dr. Jimenez was formerly the Executive Director of the Association for the Large-Scale Mining Sector – SMGE (now the Mining Colombian Association), an organization created in 2011 which, under Dr. Jimenez’s leadership, helped facilitate the rapid growth that the Colombian mining sector has experienced in recent years to become an important economic and social industry in Colombia. She was the Minister-Counselor of the President of Colombia between 2009 and 2010, and the Director of the Colombian Presidential Program for the Reform of the Public Administration (PRAP) at the National Planning Department (2002-2005). Dr. Jimenez graduated with a degree in Law and Political Science from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin, Colombia, and later pursued a Doctorate of Law at the Universite of Paris II (Pantheon-Assas) in France.