Board of Directors
Elias Scafidas was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Oyu Tolgoi LLC in September 2018. Elias is Chief Financial Officer of Copper & Diamonds in Rio Tinto. Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer at Rio Tinto’s mine in Simandou, Guinea. Elias has been with Rio Tinto for 10 years in Iron Ore, Diamonds & Minerals, Energy & Minerals and Group Finance in Corporate Development. Prior to Rio Tinto, Elias worked in corporate finance.
In his previous role at Simandou, Elias led JV relationships and negotiations with a consortium of Chinese SOEs including Chinalco. Elias has worked actively in China since 2008 relating to mergers and acquisitions, divestments, China strategy, JV structuring and negotiation, project finance and fund raising activities, feasibility studies and EPC arrangements.