Direct Descendant of Christopher Columbus Still Looking For Gold
A direct descendant of Christopher Columbus is still looking for gold. In a press release from May 10 2012, Petaquilla Minerals, a gold producer in Spain and Portugal announced that Colon de Carvajal joined their company.
Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. is pleased to announce that Don Cristobal Colon de Carvajal has accepted a position on the Company’s Advisory Board effective immediately.
Mr. Colon de Carvajal is a direct descendant of Cristobal Colon, one of the great mariners in history more commonly referred to as Christopher Columbus. Like his ancestor, Mr. Colon de Carvajal holds the titles of Duke of Veragua, a territory located in Panama, Duke de la Vega, Marquis of Jamaica, and Admiral of the Ocean Sea, a title bestowed on the discoverer.
Don Cristobal Colon de Carvajal was formerly an officer, helicopter pilot, and commander of a naval vessel in the Spanish Navy and he holds several awards in Spain and abroad, including a medal bestowed by the Republic of Poland “for sacrifice and courage” following the rescue of Polish sailors after the sinking of their ship. He is recognized for his various activities in different regions of the world and has been honoured with appointments such as Special Mission Ambassador, whereby he has represented Spain at events held in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Following a successful military career, Mr. Colon de Carvajal joined a major Spanish insurance company as Executive Vice President (Executive Vice Chairman), a post he held for 15 years, overseeing matters of insurance, loans and other financings.