Dominic Roberts has been working in the Balkan’s natural resource sector for 10 years. As Operations Director of Mineco he has responsibility for the deployment of new projects, opening the Olovo lead mine in 2017 and the optimisation of the group’s three operating base metal mines in Serbia and Bosnia. After a geology degree Dominic joined the British Army, deploying on operations across the globe including tours in both Bosnia and Kosovo. Following a policy secondment to the Cabinet Office in London and a very successful command in Iraq, Dominic left service in 2007. He completed the first commercial waste retreatment project in the region (ferro-chrome) after-which he joined the Mineco team in 2014. Believing in both the potential and the absolute future requirement for European metal mining Dominic has been a driving member of the H2020 IMP@CT consortium from fruition.
Dragan Djordjevic (EurGeol), Mineco’s Chief Geologist, has over 15 years of experience in the international geology & mining industry. After completing his studies, Dragan has worked for many Western exploration companies including Cambridge Minerals, Ivanhoe, Dundee Precious Metals &Prosperity Ltd. Most of his work has been on epithermal and porphyry systems as well as base metal explorations. Additionally, he has worked on uranium, REE and molybdenum projects. Dragan also has experience in the management of both exploration and project evaluation working throughout Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. Dragan has been actively involved in some world class projects such as; Chelopech (Bulgaria), Oyu Tolgoi (Mongolia) and Reko Diq (Pakistan). He joined the Mineco team in 2014 as Chief Geologist, responsible for the development of several mineral exploration projects throughout the Balkan Peninsula and the implementation of best practices into geological exploration.
Richard is a recent geology graduate with 2 years industry experience across mining, processing and exploration sectors. He holds an MSc in Mining Geology from Camborne School of Mines and a BSc in Geology from TU Bergakademie Freiberg in Germany. Richard has successfully completed his MSc thesis at Mineco’s Pb-Zn mine in Rudnik and has been working at Mineco’s headquarter in London since January in 2017.
Mineco is one of the core industrial partners of the Horizon 2020 IMP@CT project. It is an international group focused on the natural resources sector. Established in 2003, Mineco operates in three key areas: commodities trading, base metal mining and the smelting & refining of metals. Privately owned, Mineco employs some 2,000 people in Europe and operates three base metal mines in Bosnia and Serbia.
As Mineco is also actively engaged in several mineral exploration projects, its prime function in the project is to provide case study sites, putting the project’s cutting edge research of social, environmental and mining technological aspects into practice. The western Balkans host many known small but high grade complex deposits, which represent ideal proof of concept sites, taking the result of the project far beyond theoretical viability.