2024 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum


Mark Robinson

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

Executive Director


Mark Robinson is Executive Director of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), which brings together governments, companies, and civil society organisations in national multi-stakeholder platforms to promote governance reforms in the energy and mining sectors. Mark is responsible for leading the organisation, managing the International Secretariat, fundraising and financial management, and oversight of implementation in EITI’s 57 member countries. He also serves as Secretary to the EITI International Board, comprising the Chair and twenty members from government, industry and civil society. Since assuming the role in 2018, Mark developed a strategic framework for the EITI grounded in the energy transition, anti-corruption and revenue mobilisation, supervised the production of the 2023 EITI Standard, and promoted a sustained growth in country and company membership. His current priorities for the EITI focus on embedding data-driven approaches into country reporting and a greater focus on outcomes and impact. Mark has over 30 years' experience in governance, extractives, climate and international development, and a career spanning the worlds of policy, operations, research and philanthropy. Prior to joining EITI, Mark served as Global Director for Governance at the World Resources Institute in Washington D.C. He previously held senior positions at the Department for International Development, the Institute of Development Studies, the Ford Foundation, and the Overseas Development Institute. Mark has held several board and advisory roles and currently serves as an Envoy for the Open Government Partnership. Mark was a founding member of the OGP Board of Directors and the first Board Chair from 2016-2020. He holds a DPhil and MA in Comparative Politics from the University of Sussex, and a first-class BA honours degree in Social and Political Science from the University of Cambridge.

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