In addition to having a degree in mining and mineral engineering from Laval University, Ilias Atwani also has an additional bachelor's degree in Mathematical Sciences from the Prince Mly Abdallah High School – Casablanca.

Ilias Atwani had started his professional journey back in the year 2008 in Meknes, Morocco as an intern in the mining engineering department of a very well-established company. In this role, he used to assist operators underground in their daily activities, handle and get familiar with the equipment used underground under the supervision of foremen and operators. Not just that, he also got to learn a lot about underground supervising.

Other than being an exceptionally skilled mining industry professional, Ilias Atwani is also a passionate photographer who has won several photography competitions such as The Art of Mining and 20 Years of Engagement. When not working, he enjoys going out with his friends, hiking, exploring different cultures and customs, playing outdoor sports and games, learning new languages, and more.

About Ilias Atwani

Ilias Atwani is an experienced Mining Engineer working with a senior Canadian gold mining company as a Mine Operations Coordinator (Mine Operations Dept.). He is skilled in mining oriented operational Analysis/Modeling: Surpac®, Whittle®, Talpac®; Programming: Matlab®, C/C++, VB; Management and Logistics: SAP®, JD Edwards®; and CAD Software like AutoCAD® (Amine &Promine), SolidWorks®, Silverscreen® (CAMP), 3DReshaper®.

Ilias is an alumnus of Laval University from where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Mining and Mineral Engineering in July 2012. He also attended Institut Polytechnique privé de Casablanca from Sept 2006 to Dec 2008 for his preparatory classes for engineering school. Currently, Atwani is pursuing his Executive Master of Business Administration (E-M.B.A) degree from Laval University.