Benny Oeyen

28th June 2019

By: Martin Creamer

Creamer Media Editor


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Full Name: Benny Oeyen

Position and Company Name: Executive head of market development: platinum-group metals, Anglo American

Main Activity of the Company: Global diversified mining company

Date and Place of Birth: November 3, Werl, Germany

First Job: Assistant professor of economics at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, in Belgium

Size of First Pay Packet: €950 a month net, in 1985

Career Path to Date: I have held senior positions at Daimler Chrysler, Hyundai, Kia and General Motors spanning Belgium, the US, Switzerland, Germany and China

Number of People under Your Leadership: Eight

Management Style: Approachable, open, honest

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My parents

People You Would Most Like to Meet: Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump – all around the same table

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Henry Ford

Philosophy of Life: Life is too short to be miserable

Hope for the Future: Personal – good health and many friends, and family; world – solving global warming without giving up our lifestyle

Favourite Reading: News magazines

Favourite TV Programmes: None

Favourite Food/Drink: Japanese and Korean

Favourite Music: Everything except heavy metal

Favourite Sport: Football, basketball, ice hockey, tennis

Hobbies: Travel, politics, working out

Car: None – I live in the centre of London

Pets: None

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Dishonest people; backstabbing

Married: To Martine van Roey for 28 years

Children: Tom, 21; Sophie, 20

Clubs: BVB Dortmund (Germany); the Belgium Red Devils – we should have won the World Cup!

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor



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