Boris has more than 16 years of experience in management, commercial and financial roles. Before Open Mineral AG, he was with Glencore for 8 years in various functions, including CFO of Kazzinc, asset manager for base and precious metal mines and smelters, as well as trader of zinc, lead, copper, gold, and silver concentrates. He also has extensive experience in the financial field, particularly in private equity and venture capital during his years in Pacific Corporate Group. Boris obtained his MBA from Harvard Business School and B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley.
Ilya has more than 12 years of experience in metals & mining, commodity trading and finance industries. Before founding Open Mineral, Ilya was with Glencore as Asset Manager in base and precious metal concentrates and worked in Switzerland, USA, and Kazakhstan. His experience also includes executive positions in the mining services industry with AV Group and investment banking associate role with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Ilya holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and 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 and commodity trading industry. Prior to joining Open Mineral, he was a Deputy General Manager at CITIC Metal, where he oversaw copper concentrates business. He also held positions as Marketing Manager at Antofagasta Minerals China, in charge of marketing and sales of copper concentrates and cathodes, and concentrates trader at LG International Beijing, and traffic operator at Glencore Beijing. Wen holds a MA in Management from Capital University of Economics and Business, and BA in Economics from Beijing Technology and Business University.
Paul joined Open Mineral from Bluequest Resources, where he spent three years in the concentrates trading team. Prior thereto, Paul was an asset manager in the Zn / Pb department at Glencore, where he began his career as a traffic operator. Paul holds a MS in Management from HEC Paris and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.
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 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. Expert in building highly scalable agile teams and developing B2B and B2C technologies focusing on fast time to market. Gary has more than 15 years of software development and technology management experience. Before Open Mineral, he held various senior engineering and management positions at TimeTrade, Anysoft and Wellogic. He earned his BA in CS from Brandeis University.
Ilona is a member of senior management team 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 offices 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, US, several European and Latin American markets. She hold MBA from Harvard Business School and MA in International Commerce from MGIMO (Moscow).