Holding a graduate degree in Mining and Mineral Engineering from Laval University, Ilias Atwani is a well-educated professional who holds an additional bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Sciences too. In addition to being a skilled engineer, he is an exceptional photographer who has won quite a few photography contests to bring home great rewards.
One of these winning moments allowed Ilias Atwani to pay a visit to two Inuit villages with a local guide and eventually turned out to be the most rewarding experience he has had in his lifetime. It was during this experience that Ilias realized the actual significance of Inukshuk, a symbol his company derives its inspiration from. While interacting with the local people, he came to know that Inukshuks, which were earlier used for navigation and marking sacred places, were now used as commemorative signs and that destruction of Inukshuk is forbidden in their culture.
Ilias Atwani has a lot of respect for the Inuit and their culture.
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.