Mark Rachovides

Euromines, Brussels

Euromines is recognised as the representative body of the European metals and minerals mining industry. Mr Rachovides is currently in his second term as President and is also the Chairman of the Euromines Gold Group. 

Most recent prior appointments include as Chairman of Deva Gold in Romania and as an Executive Vice President and Director of European Goldfields a Gold Mining company listed in London and Toronto. 

Other posts include Vice President, Europe at Dundee Resources Limited and 11 years at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD.) Mr Rachovides has been involved in a wide variety of projects in the Former Soviet Union, Southern and Eastern Europe. He was also a director of Uzhuralzoloto, one of Russia’s largest gold producers until recently and remains on the Boards of Eurogas International and Sky Petroleum both listed companies developing oil and gas projects.

He has been involved with a number of public companies and natural resource projects both as a company director and a financier over the last 18 years.  He has also written a number of articles and conference  presentations for Euromines, the LBMA, the World Gold Council, PDAC, the Mining Journal, the Russia-Canada mining group and other bodies. 

Mr Rachovides has an MA from Oxford University and an international career in finance and industry spanning 29 years.