Alexey Panov is a geologist by education. Graduated from the Moscow State University by M. V. Lomonosov with a Master’s degree in Geochemical prospecting of mineral deposits. Has experience in exploration and mining of gold, silver, copper, zinc, iron and bauxite. Throughout his work time, he took part in geological work in Russia, Indonesia, Guinea, Ukraine, Sierra Leone.
Since 2010, he has been working on bauxite deposits in West Africa. Since 2014, he has been a member of the Vimetco SMHL team and groves from Senior Geologist up to Chief Operating Officer.