Prof. DSc. Eng. Tzolo Voutov was elected as Non-Executive Director in June 2018.
Since 1999, he has been the President of Geotechmin OOD, a leading private company, which has implemented some of the most successful and significant projects in mining industry, construction, road infrastructure and environmental protection in Bulgaria. As President of Geotechmin OOD, Tzolo Voutov has been leading professional teams in advising mining companies and investors on the technical and commercial aspects of mineral property assessment and development.
Throughout his professional career, Tzolo Voutov has held several positions in Ellatzite-Med AD and is now Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Firstly, he started working as a mine surveyor in Ellatzite Copper Mining Company, then he consequently worked as a chief mine surveyor, a chief engineer and a deputy director of the Production and Technical Department at Ellatzite Copper Mine. In 1982 he was appointed as a Research Fellow at Niproruda Institute of Mining and Ore Dressing, Sofia where he worked until 1990.
Tzolo Voutov is Professor of Mining Sciences (World Accrediting Expert Committee at the International Inter-Academic Union, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2009), Doctor of Science Honoris Causa (Soligorsk Institute of Resource Saving Problems with Pilot Production, Minsk, Republic of Belarus, 2012) and Honorary Professor (University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2014).
The research and engineering contributions of Prof. DSc. Eng. Voutov have placed him among the most renowned mining professionals in the sphere of surface mining of non-ferrous metals. His most significant research findings are related to solving integrated technological and transport problems in open-pit mining. He also participated as a designer in a number of case studies, engineering expert assessments and mining projects.
As Chairman of the Bulgarian Scientific and Technical Union of Mining, Geology and Metallurgy, Vice Chairman of the Balkan Academy of Mining Science and Honorary Member of the International Organizing Committee of the World Mining Congress, he has been working in close collaboration with various research and academic institutions.