Marius Kloppers

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Marius Kloppers
Born Marius Jacques Kloppers
(1962-08-26) 26 August 1962 (age 52)
Cape Town, South Africa
Education BE (Chem), MBA, PhD (Materials Science)
Alma mater University of Pretoria, MIT, and INSEAD
Occupation Businessman
Years active 1986–present
Salary $9,821,351
Title Chief Executive, BHP Billiton
Term 2007–present
Predecessor Chip Goodyear
Successor Andrew MacKenzie[1][2]
Spouse(s) Carin
Children Noni, Reuben and Gabrielle

Marius Jacques Kloppers (born 26 August 1962) is a South African businessman and former CEO of BHP Billiton, the world's largest mining company.[3] He was also Executive Director and Chairman of the Group Management Committee.[4] He was asked to retire as CEO on 1 October 2013, and was succeeded by Andrew Mackenzie.[1][2]

Education[edit]

Kloppers graduated from Helpmekaar Kollege, an IEB school in Johannesburg. Kloppers graduated with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Pretoria and subsequently went on to receive a PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also graduated with an MBA from INSEAD.

Career[edit]

Kloppers worked in petrochemicals at Sasol and materials research with Mintek in South Africa. Following completion of his MBA at INSEAD, he then worked with management consultants McKinsey & Co in Netherlands before joining Billiton in 1993. In 2007, at the age of 44, he was appointed CEO of the largest resource company in the world, BHP Billiton. He officially assumed the position of CEO on 1 October 2007. In 2009 his annual compensation was $US 10,399,589, of which $2M was salary and the balance was bonus.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Russell, Christopher (20 February 2013). "BHP CEO Marius Kloppers steps down". Herald Sun. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "MARIUS KLOPPERS TO RETIRE, ANDREW MACKENZIE TO BECOME CEO". BHP Billiton. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Crikey - Another foreigner climbs to the top of the heap at BHP-Billiton - Another foreigner climbs to the top of the heap at BHP-Billiton
  4. ^ "BHP Billiton web site". 
  5. ^ "BHP chief gets $12 million paycheck, up 51pc". The Sunday Times (Australia) (The Sunday Times (Australia)). 2009-09-15. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 

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Business positions
Preceded by
Chip Goodyear
CEO of BHP Billiton
2007–present
Succeeded by
Andrew Mackenzie