Laurent Raskin is a speciality engineer with more than 25 years of experience in minor metals production and sales on the global stage. He was a director of several companies active in production and trading of minor metals, specifically bismuth, selenium, cobalt, tellurium, indium, germanium and gallium. Mr Raskin was one of the founders, a major shareholder, and chief executive of MCP Group, a company which controlled eight operations active in the refining and processing of minor metals in Europe, North America and Asia. In 2011, MCP Group was sold to Toronto Stock Exchange listed 5NPlus and Mr Raskin subsequently became a board member. Since 2013, Mr Raskin has been active in the physical trading of minor metals commodities worldwide, and has supported various companies active in minor metals through consulting services and investments. His activities in the minor metals industry have allowed him to develop an extensive network in the base metals industry.