Boris has more than 16 years experience in management, commercial and financial roles. Prior to founding Open Mineral AG, he was with Glencore for 8 years in various functions including CFO of Kazzinc, Asset Manager for their base and precious metal mines and smelters, in addition to working as a trader of zinc, lead, copper, gold and silver concentrates. Boris also has extensive experience in finance – particularly private equity and venture capital – having spent a number of years at Pacific Corporate Group. Boris obtained his MBA from Harvard Business School and holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley.
Ilya has more than 12 years experience in metals & mining and commodities trading in addition to experience in finance. Prior to founding Open Mineral, Ilya was with Glencore as an Asset Manager in their base and precious metals and concentrates department working in Switzerland, USA and Kazakhstan. His experience also extends to executive positions in the mining services industry with AV Group in addition to work as an investment-banking associate with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Ilya holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MSc in Chemical Technology from Mendeleev University.
Diego is Head of Business Development in the America’s at Open Mineral. Prior to that, he worked at Glencore for 5 years in Lima, Baar, and Stamford, having had assumed the roles of zinc/lead trader, traffic, and having been in charge of blending/ logistics operations in Peru. He also has experience in management consulting, specifically in logistics and cost optimization. Diego obtained his B.A in International Relations at Lehigh University.
Wen has more than 10 years experience in mining & metals and commodities trading. Prior to joining Open Mineral, Wen was a Deputy General Manager at CITIC metal supervising their copper concentrates business. Wen’s experience also extends to work as a Marketing Manager at Antofagasta Minerals China, wherein he was in charge of sales and marketing for copper concentrates and cathodes. Additionally, Wen worked as a concentrates trader at LG international, and also as a Traffic Operator at Glencore Beijing. Wen holds a MA in management from Capital University of Economics and Business and a BA in Economics from Beijing Technology and Business University.
David has more than 8 years of experience in commercial and management roles. Before Open Mineral AG, he worked at Glencore for 4 years in Perú in the roles of zinc/lead trader, traffic, and in charge of zinc blending/ logistics operations. Prior to that, he worked at Hochschild Mining in their commercial and finance departments; he has also experience in consulting, specifically in risk management and cost optimization. David obtained his MBA at I.E. Business School and his B.A in Business at Universidad del Pacífico in Lima.
Gary Livshin leads Open Mineral's software development and operation teams. Gary is an expert in building highly scalable and agile teams in addition to developing B2B and B2C technologies that require speed to market. Gary has more than 15 years of software development and technology management experience. Prior to joining Open Mineral as CTO, he held various senior engineering and management positions at TimeTrade, Anysoft and Wellogic. He earned his BA in Computer Science from Brandeis University.
Ilona is a member of the senior management team and is in charge of Strategic Projects and Partnerships. She brings to Open Mineral extensive experience in strategy consulting and business development. She started her career at McKinsey&Co in Moscow and Buenos Aires and subsequently held a range of leadership positions in financial institutions such as BBVA and Credit Suisse driving corporate programs in product development, procurement and marketing. Ilona has rich international experience having lived and worked over the last 20 years in Russia, USA and several European and Latin American countries. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MA in International Commerce from MGIMO (Moscow).
Nikita heads Open Mineral's product team and has two decades of IT/software and business expertise. Something of a serial entrepreneur, Nikita has also founded and managed a number of start-ups over the years. In addition, he has experience working with Gemalto, Sicap (Swisscom), Yandex Europe (assignments in Ukraine, Russia, France and Switzerland). Nikita also worked on the development of a platform connected to the NASDAQ stock exchange (automated-algorithmic trading). Nikita holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering.
Max has around ten years experience across commodities and dry-bulk shipping in Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Open Mineral, Max worked as a Shipbroker at Howe Robinson Partners in London and Shanghai. More recently, Max was a Chartering Manager for ship owner Torvald Klaveness, during which he serviced a broad portfolio of industrial clients from multi-national traders to Chinese state owned mining conglomerates. Max studied Chinese language and literature at East China University and obtained an MBA with Distinction from Warwick Business School. In addition to his native English, Max is a fluent speaker of Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.