Belgian industrialist Thomas Leysen tells us about his upbringing and early interest in business, media and environmental issues. As the chairman of businesses in a range of different sectors, we also hear about the strategic decisions that informed Union Miniere’s transformation into Umicore, the expansion of Mediahuis into a significant player in the European news media sector and his experience overseeing the board of the Dutch multinational Royal DSM. He also shares his views on the European project and his golden rule for managing his time.
Episode 8 – Show Notes
21st Century Industrialists is produced by ERT and presented by Robert O'Meara. Audio Production by Laure Balcaen and Tessa Torrekens at Uitgesproken. Mixing & Editing by Benjamin Hertoghs at House of Media. Music by Tom Soetaert. Special Thanks to Wouter Van Driessche at Uitsgesproken.