Boris Ivanov of Gazprom: The Brains behind GPB Global Resources

Boris Ivanov founded GPB Global Resources, and he is the current Managing Director. GPB is an international firm that deals with oil production and exploration. It has a global presence in over 50 countries, with offices in Amsterdam and emphasis in Africa and South America. GPB established in different legal environment, like Ethiopia, that has legal framework for all the best practices. Mozambique recently discovered natural gas. They are working on getting the legal structure to meet the extraction requirements.

New rules strengthened Cote D’Ivoire, with clear regulations established in South Africa and Namibia. Under the leadership of Boris Ivanov, the company has managed all their projects locally and regionally. They have managed to handle all the challenges in the industry. Problems like physical ones mostly deal with working in remote areas with poor infrastructure and insecurity issues.

Boris Ivanov has managed to ensure that they have built roads, power plants, community enrichments like health centers, and water systems. He started his career working as a diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and later on moved to Unibest as their vice president from 1993 to 2000 before transitioning to the global energy sector. Boris Ivanov has been a long-term resident of Monaco. At GPB, Boris manages all the business development and operations, which includes having a positive relationship with all the investors in Africa. He has enjoyed his growth from managing the demands of running an international firm.

Their original plans are on high demand projects, and apart from GBP, his interest is in exploration of minerals and oil production and extraction. Their biggest challenge is the increase in renewable sources. They are looking into better way to improve efficiencies like having software for geology that is more accurate, better safety, new surveying, and inspection approaches. Their communication has enhanced because of modern devices and improved deployment.

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