21st Century Industrialists

Thomas Leysen, Chairman of Umicore, Mediahuis & Royal DSM

January 12, 2022 ERT Season 1 Episode 8
21st Century Industrialists
Thomas Leysen, Chairman of Umicore, Mediahuis & Royal DSM
Show Notes

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.