Full Name
Michael Schmidt
Job Title
Economic Geologist & Senior Analyst
German Raw Materials Agency (DERA)
Speaker Bio
Michael Schmidt is a research associate at the German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA) based in Berlin, which is part of the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR). He is a geologist with practical experience in exploration, global market analysis and consultancy.
Between 2009 and 2012, Michael worked for the Martin Luther University Halle – Wittenberg where he worked on CCS technology. He also worked for different Junior Mining Companies (mostly Silver and Gold but also Antimony). Since October 2012, he works in risk analysis for different commodities including Antimony, PGMs, Lithium and Boron. In this position, he is also consultant to the German
Industry in commodity related issues. Since 2015, he is the designated Lithium expert of DERA/BGR. Since 2021, he is also head of the German DIN mirror committee for ISO/TC 333 “Lithium”.
Michael Schmidt