About

About

TECHNOLOGY ENABLED COMMODITY TRADE

Open Mineral Exchange is the first B2B platform empowering buyers and sellers of base metals commodities to use technology to trade more efficiently

ABOUT US

At Open Mineral we bring the trade of base metal raw materials and secondary products using technology and analytics. Our clients benefit from reaching base metals commodity sellers and buyers globally.

Open Mineral is based in Switzerland, but operates on a global basis. We have offices in Latin America, Asia, and Europe.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Our professional team has extensive experience in the trade of base metal raw materials and secondary products.

All of us share the vision of making the trade of minerals more efficient, faster, and profitable with the use of technology.

Boris Eykher
Boris Eykher
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

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 Chernilovskiy
Ilya Chernilovskiy
Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder

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. 

Wen Wang
Wen Wang
Head of China

Wen joins Open Mineral with 30 years of experience in nonferrous metal trading with specific expertise in copper, lead, zinc and gold markets. Wen brings with her in-depth concentrate market knowledge following many years as a trader at Mark Rich Co Ag, in addition to further regional experience as a result of setting up and running her own trading business, Sunny Water. In addition, Wen has lead a number of regional and global businesses including heading up the operations of Cliveden and MRI Shanghai.

Roger Steiner
Roger Steiner
Head of Traffic
Roger brings to Open Mineral over 30 years of experience in commodity trading with a deep knowledge of such products as steel, chrome ore, ferro alloys, zinc and lead concentrates/metals. Prior to joining Open Mineral Roger held several leadership positions at Glencore, Switzerland: Senior Traffic for lead and zinc concentrates and subsequently Traffic Manager and Regulation Specialist for IMO and REACH. In addition to that Roger was responsible for the world wide warehouse security and stock control for the zinc/copper department.

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.

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 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.

Nikita Yampolski
Nikita Yampolski
Head of Product

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.