Ivan Akinshin has both a Mining Engineering and an Underground Engineering degree from the Moscow State Mining University in Russia. His background is oil, tunneling, mining, processing and backfill.
In 2010, he moved to Germany, and, in 2017, finished his Master of Engineering (Geoengineering and Postmining) at the Technical University Georg Agricola in Bochum, Germany.
In May 2016, Ivan joined ITASCA Consultants GmbH in Gelsenkirchen as a student employee, since June 2017 he has a part-time position as Project Engineer and since July 2018 he is employed full time.
His main focus are mining technology and project acquisition in CIS countries.