Meet Eurasian Resources Group’s CEO – Benedikt Sobotka
Benedikt Sobotka is Chief Executive Officer of Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), a leading natural resources group and one of the largest employers in the industry.
Mr Sobotka, 39 years old and originally from Germany, is an experienced and respected professional in the mining and energy sector. Prior to his current role, Mr. Sobotka worked at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), advising multiple leading companies globally. Following a seven-year career at BCG and before joining ERG, Mr. Sobotka established his own firms, Minerals Values Service and Bryanston Resources. Minerals Value Service was acquired by Platts Dow Jones in 2015.
Mr Sobotka holds a Master degree in Management from the Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, and speaks German, French, Russian and English and some Chinese.
Eurasian Resources Group
Since its establishment in 2014, ERG has been overseeing all aspects of value chain, from mining to transportation. ERG is present in fifteen countries around the world, including in Eurasia, Africa and Latin America.
Current Eurasian Resources Group activities:
– Produces ferroalloys
– Mines both ferrous – iron-ore, aluminium and alumina – and non-ferrous – copper and cobalt – minerals
– Supplies the energy market with raw and processed materials for alternative sources of power
– Provides transportation and assistance along all the stages of the production chain
New projects at ERG
Under Mr Sobotka, ERG began integrating itself into China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), thus allowing the company to expand its scope of activities within Kazakhstan, Africa, and Brazil.
Alongside ERG’s commitment to the BRI, the company also began attending the World Economic Forum and soon enough, became a Strategic Partner Associate. ERG has taken part in forming the Global Battery Alliance (the Alliance) and together with leading global companies, international organisations and NGOs, it works to deliver an ethical and sustainable global supply chain for lithium-ion batteries.
In 2019, Eurasian Resources Group became a member of another global initiative, the UN Global Compact. The initiative is an agreement which encourages businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation.
What does the future hold for ERG?
In line with Benedikt Sobotka’s vision for the company, he foresees the supply of ferrochrome, cobalt, copper and aluminium as being the most crucial components for the future as countries work towards achieving a greener economy.