OPEN MINERAL AT A GLANCE

At Open Mineral, we advance the trade of base metal raw materials and secondary products using technology and analytics. Our clients benefit from reaching sellers and buyers of base metals commodity on a global scale.

Open Mineral is based in Switzerland but operates worldwide. We have offices in Latin America, Asia, and Europe.
1
2018
Open Mineral is "the" industry
innovation
. Finalist of 2018 #DisruptMining competition
2
2019
Open Mineral was selected by World Economic Forum (WEF) as 2019 Technology Pioneer
3
2020
Open Mineral wins Rising Star Company award at S&P Global Platts Global Metals Awards
4
2021
Open Mineral is a finalist in the New Technology for the Metals and Mining Industry award at S&P Global Platts Global Metals Awards

OPEN MINERAL IN INTERNATIONAL MEDIA

  • "The marketplace is the latest attempt to bring the world of commodities into the digital age and lower the transaction costs of physical trading, which is still mostly done using paper documents."
  • "Former Glencore traders launch an eBay-style marketplace for metals, the latest attempt to shake up the way commodities are bought and sold."
  • "When this disruption becomes a reality in the metals market, this industry will finally take its great step towards the 21st century."
  • "A group of former Glencore traders have set their sights on disrupting the often opaque world of metal concentrates trading with a new platform, aiming to digitize tenders and procurement."
  • "The concentrate market is traditionally a very closed environment, in the hands of large trade houses who have undisclosed methods of pricing."
  • "Smelters and miners could potentially boost returns by millions of dollars by dealing directly in the concentrate market, which is inefficient and opaque."
TEAM AND ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS
  • Boris Eykher
    Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
  • Kareem Barbir
    Head Of Commercial
  • Nico Paraskevas
    Senior Advisor
  • Winston Ma
    Chairman, Advisory Board
  • Ryan Cochrane
    Head of Research
  • Trevor Skidmore
    Head of Strategy
  • Alejandro Skidelsky
    Head of Legal & Compliance
  • Natig Ganiyev
    Head of M & A
  • James Rilett
    Chief Product Officer
  • Christina Augustyns
    Chief of Staff
  • Sergei Plakida
    Business Development CIS
  • David Chlebecek
    Derivatives Trader
  • Edouard Pénot
    Business Development EMEA, Risk Committee
  • Dmitri Lemos
    Senior Trader - Global

  • Vinnie Yu
    Business Development China
  • Alaa' Ahmad
    Trade Finance Director - UAE

  • Elizavata Iakubets
    Battery Metal Trader
  • Maxim Smarus
    Head of Ferrous and Refined Metal
  • Benjamin Cox
    Head of Mining and ESG Solutions
  • Vijay Philip
    Business Development Australia
  • Juan Sanchez
    Business Development Colombia
  • Tonguç Coşkun
    Managing Director - Turkey
  • Angelina Yuzhen Zhang
    Senior Traffic
  • Nurkhan Aktayev
    Senior Traffic
  • Hugo Bravery
    Principal, Research and Analytics
  • David Gomez
    Head of Operations South America
  • Roger Steiner
    Head of Traffic
  • Sabah Zekhnini
    Business Manager UAE
  • Sara El Ali
    HR Manager
  • Johan Knapp
    Senior Business Lead - ESG