MintMatrix is led by Dr. Prabir De.

Dr. Prabir De is highly respected by his global minting industry peers for the breadth and depth of his minting knowledge, experience and expertise acquired over a 30 year period.

In 1987, Dr. De brought his engineering degree and doctorate in management qualifications as well as production knowledge from the defence industry to the Royal Australian Mint (RAM). His technical background proved invaluable in negotiating through successive challenging management roles from Production manager to Operations Director to Chief Operating Officer. Finally, as the Business Development Director, Dr. De refined and perfected his marketing expertise, increasing RAM revenue from negligible in 2011 to over 50% of the total RAM revenue in 2016.

During this time Dr De has developed skills across the entire minting industry including through mint modernising projects, coinage reform for six countries, introduction of coin security features, joint venture numismatic projects, advising on Business Continuity and advising Central Bank Governors on coin policy. Over the years, he was instrumental in winning over 25 prestigious coin, engineering excellence and export awards for RAM.  Dr. De has mentored senior personnel from several official mints.

In 2002 Dr. De was elected as Chair of the International Mint Directors Conference Technical Committee (MDC-TC), a role which he held for 14 years, being elected unopposed by his peers on a biannual basis. During his tenure he was instrumental in bringing together technical personnel from over 30 mints and minting industries to discuss creative ideas, conduct cutting edge research, develop innovative products and write key guidelines for the minting industry. On his retirement from this committee, Dr. De was made a lifetime Honorary President of the MDC-TC.

Since 2015, he has been a regular guest speaker at the Coin Management Training Program organised by the Royal Mint.

For his contribution in the Minting Industry, Dr. De was awarded the World Money Fair’s inaugural ‘Innovation’ award in February 2017