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Jonathan Oppenheimer

Head, Diamond Division
De Beers Group of Companies
Johannesburg, South Africa
Jonathan Oppenheimer
Head, Diamond Division
De Beers Group of Companies
Johannesburg
South Africa
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1. What does it mean to you to have been selected as a "Global Leader for Tomorrow"?

Being selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow is an enormous honour. Standing in the same group as so many successful individuals is an honour and privilege. The doors it opens and the opportunities it creates cannot be measured

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2. You have been selected by the World Economic Forum for what you have already done in your life, "holding positions of considerable power, influence and responsability". What are the 3-5 things you are most proud of?

1. My wife and children
2. Respect of my peers and colleagues.
3. Being part of a team that has an important role to play in the world diamond industry.
4. Continuing my family's involvement in the development of the African economic and political agenda

3. The World Economic Forum is "committed to improving improve the state of the world". You will participate in shaping tomorrow's world. What impact would you like to have?

Have a global impact in increasing Africa's profile in a positive and developmental light

4. The World Economic Forum is also a forum to discuss the present state of the world economy. What is the analysis you would give?

Globalism is the reality of the 21st century. Managing the challenge of globalism in the context of the developed versus the developing world will be the challenge that we all need to embrace


Jonathan Oppenheimer
Head, Diamond Division
De Beers Group of Companies
Johannesburg
South Africa

Nationality: South Africa

Professional Profile: Largest diamond mining group in the world, producing about half of the world's gem diamonds by value from its own mines in South Africa and in partnership with the governments of Botswana, Namibia and Tanzania

Personal Profile: Heir to South Africa's largest industrial and mining empire; Insiders in De Beers say Jonathan has a warm, expansive personality similar to the late Harry and that, in time, may emerge forcefully in a closely guarded business culture. He is showing signs of an independent-minded philanthropic bent. This month he co-authored, with the head of the South African Institute for International Affairs, a paper on the African Recovery Plan, for which President Thabo Mbeki is seeking international support; plays Cricket for ZA Team

Dieser Artikel ist erschienen am 31.01.2002