Ruben Arratia

Director, Base and Precious Metals


  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Metals costs
  • Metals markets

Ruben has more than 40 years of experience in the mining industry and is an expert on mineral economics, mineral policy, valuation of mine assets, benchmarking and competitive analysis, particularly in the Latin America region.

Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Ruben was a member of the board of directors of state mining companies in Peru, and mill superintendent of copper and gold mining operations. He was part of the team that advised the government of Ecuador on pragmatic mineral policies to attract investment to the Ecuadorian mining sector.


MSc. Eng, Mineral Processing Engineering, University of Montana School of Mines

MBA, Pacific University

Ruben is an honorary professor of University of San Agustin