Mark Rice

Senior Vice President

In 1985, Mark started his career at Barclays Bank in London and in 1995 joined its investment bank Barclays de Zoete Wedd (“BZW”). His role at BZW was in the metals division where he was responsible for Credit Risk Management. In 1997 Mark joined Standard Bank (“SB”) in London to run the Credit Risk Management group managing the growing Resource Banking lending and trading arm of the SB.

In 2000, Mark and his family moved to New York to work with Jim Verraster (President & CEO of Auramet) in SB’s NY based mining finance origination business. In 2007, Mark joined Auramet and was responsible for originating numerous successful debt financings and advisory services to its mining clients. Mark returned to banking in 2010 as an Executive Director with WestLB’s mining project finance team in New York, where he worked until he was recruited by Credit Suisse (“CS”) in 2011. At CS, Mark was a Director in the Fixed Income Commodities Group leading the NY group responsible for mine finance and hedging transactions. Mark rejoined Auramet in April 2014.