Deputy General Director, Business Development
Institute of Geotechnology
Mikhail Leskov, Deputy General Director in Institute of Geotechnology (Russia), is metallurgist with more that 35 years’ experience in management, engineering and consultancy for the wide range of project for exploration, mining and extracting of different mineral commodities. Recently he is working also as a Board Member and Advisor to the Board in a number of Russian and international companies in mineral sector.
Previously he worked on top positions inside large mineral holdings in Russia such as Atomredmetzoloto (ARMZ), Russian Platinum Group, Severstal Group, Gazprombank Group and Renova Group and GV Gold.
Mr. Leskov has a broad consulting and engineering experience, spending a decade in one of largest Soviet institutes (VNIPROzoloto/Ginalmazzoloto), been running his own consulting company (NBLgold) two more decades and also co-operating many years with various other local and international consultancies and engineering companies.
Graduated initially as mineral processing engineer in Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, with speciality on an Engineering and Design for Mineral Processing/Beatification Plants.
Head of Section for Evaluation and Valuation for Mineral Properties in Russian Society of Experts for Sub-soil Use/OERN (Russian RPO&NRO under CRIRSCO).
Member (with “Director” status) of Association of Independent Directors (Russia).
One of MINEX Forum’ founders, Chairman of MINEX FAR EAST Committee.
Choice of directions for the development of companies in a rapidly changing environment
Exploration and mining sphere is an inertial, complex and rather high-risky kind of business. Against the backdrop of increasing volatility in the metals and currency markets, as well as the growing geopolitical and economic instability in the world, business development in this area requires ever greater forces, means and skill from managers who make decisions in this business now and in the future.
How can their past experience in other circumstances help the work in the future? What can remain useful, and what can interfere?
How do companies cope with new challenges and how to continue to make profit to shareholders in new environment?
What should be taken into account for mining veteran companies and for newcomers?