Vicken Aprahamian is a visiting minerals industry specialist with the AUA Center for Responsible Mining. He is a senior process metallurgist currently on sabbatical leave from the Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa, Canada. He provides support on mine waste and tailings initiatives as well as projects related to health and safety and best practices in the extractive industries.
He has more than thirty years of metallurgical process and research experience particularly in the fields of copper and precious metals refining. He has worked for a number of metallurgical facilities in Africa, North America, and Europe and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum.
Mr. Aprahamian holds a Masters in Metallurgical Engineering from McGill University.