About

About

Power of Information and Technology
Open Mineral is a cloud-based solution that makes it easy to competitively tender metal concentrate and ensure efficient trade execution. Platform offers access to services supporting trade execution, including freight, surveying, financing, and insurance.
Technology and Analytics
Integrating industry knowledge, technology, and advanced analytical tools to make concentrate trading more profitable and data-driven.
Most valuable options
Streamlining metal concentrate trade by providing intuitive and powerful tools to select the most valuable options around the world for each party and unique quality of concentrate.
Global reach
Connecting each producer with the global community of industry participants to identify the best business partners.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Boris Eykher
Boris Eykher
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
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 Chernilovskiy
Ilya Chernilovskiy
Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder
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 Molina
Diego Molina
Head of Business Development
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 SHU
WEN SHU
Head of Business Development China
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 Robinet
Paul Robinet
Head Platform Architect
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 Gomez
David Gomez
Head of Operations Latin America
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
Gary Livshin
Chief Technology Officer
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.

Media Coverage

Former Glencore traders launch metal trading platform A group of former Glencore traders have announced plans to launch an eBay-style marketplace for metals, the latest attempt to shake up the
Ex-Glencore traders eye a piece of $50 billion metal concentrates market with new trading platform A group of former Glencore traders have set their sights on disrupting the often opaque world of 
Zurich-based startup incubator opens with Open Mineral On July 5, Thomson Reuters Labs™ celebrated the official launch of its Incubator, a program that provides select startups with office space 
Former Glencore traders launch concentrates trading platform A team of former traders from Glencore (LON:GLEN) will launch Wednesday an online platform to connect miners with 
Ex-Glencore traders aim to cut out middlemen with online concentrate platform A group of former traders from commodity house Glencore are set to launch an online platform on Wednesday 
That’s where the mines and smelters are losing the most money A group of ex-Glencore (LN:GLEN) commodity traders have set up an online metal concentrate trading platform saying it will simplify 
Ex-Glencore traders launch ‘eBay’ platform for metals concentrate transactions A group of ex-Glencore traders is launching a new digital platform called Open Mineral aimed at  
Ex-Glencore Traders Aim to Cut Out Middlemen With Online Concentrate Platform A group of former traders from commodity house Glencore are set to launch an online platform on Wednesday 
Concentrates exchange Open Mineral launches with tonnages on offer. Since metal-concentrates trading platform Open Mineral Exchange was launched at the start of September, a significant chunk 
Electronic tenders, a shortcut to the mining global market Through a B2B platform, the tender is offered to the best bidder and the trader’s imposition is evaded. Thompson Reuters sees a great potential 
Technological disruption in the metals industry Mexico and Peru are two of the countries that lose large amounts of money in the metal concentrate industry due to inefficiency and lack  
About a third of global concentrates now trade on this new exchange Open Mineral Exchange, launched on Sep. 1, has managed to attract some heavyweight customers.