Benedikt Sobotka

Chief Executive Officer, Eurasian Resources Group (ERG)

Chief Executive Officer of Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), a leading diversified natural resources producer with integrated mining, processing, energy, logistics and marketing operations across 20 countries. With more than 80,000 people working for the Group, ERG is one of the largest employers in the industry. Involved across a number of industry groups and wider initiatives within the World Economic Forum. Co-Chair of the Global Battery Alliance, a Steward of the Shaping the Future of Economic Progress system, Co-Chair of the Forum’s Next Generation of Leaders – Industry Transformation Group for Mining and Metals, and sits on the Governors Steering Committee for the Metals and Mining Community and the Steering Committee for the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI). Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Investor in high-tech start-ups, including Mineral Value Service, which was acquired by Platts Dow Jones in 2015. Degree in management; studied in Europe, Russia and China. Author of "China Champions", a Financial Times publication. Speaks five languages proficiently and also a little Chinese.

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