Punit Kumar

Senior Analyst, M&M, Copper Assets


  • Western Australia
  • Metals costs
  • Copper mining
  • Metals markets
  • Copper markets

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Punit Kumar, senior analyst for Copper Mines at Wood Mackenzie, possesses over a decade of diverse experience across the global mining sector. His experience spans mine cost analysis, commercial analysis, exploration geoscience, supply plan optimization, continuous improvement and data science application in the mining industry.

Punit joined Wood Mackenzie's assets team in August 2022, primarily focusing on copper mine costs, based in Perth.
Prior to joining, Punit worked as a professional geoscientist for over a decade with Rio Tinto Group, leading exploration programs across various commodities and geographical regions. His expertise in developing cutting-edge exploration technologies, leveraging mineral chemistry and data science applications, greatly enhanced Rio Tinto's exploration initiatives. Punit also worked on development of optimized quarterly supply plans for Rio Tinto Iron Ore as part of the Integrated Operations Planning team.


Integrated M.Sc.Tech, Applied Geology, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad, India.