Patrick Schein

Patrick Schein

Member of the Board of Directors at the Alliance for Responsible Mining

Patrick is a French entrepreneur graduated in Finance/Marketing. Since 1992, Patrick has been active in the precious metals Industry. Based in Paris, he runs a Precious Metal Trading & Refining Company that brought him to be in contact with Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) networks around Africa and South America.

In 2004, he started working on how to adapt Fair Trade Principles to Gold in order to increase the revenues of the small producers. Patrick is working today towards defining the industry standards for Fair Trade gold refining and processing. His aim is to create a Small-Scale Gold Commodity. Patrick assisted the UNIDO as an expert analyzing how this new Commodity could help alleviate poverty in the Artisanal and Small-scale Mining sector.