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
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.