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Africa is where commodities are found, so it is vital that Glencore and other miners are there to develop those resources, helping Africa itself to grow at the same time.
Many people may say that luck is important, but I think you create your own luck by working hard to ensure you don’t miss opportunities.
A lot of deals are done or not done because chief executives are not fully aligned to shareholders.
You’re doing a major merger, you got to hope you didn’t get it wrong. That’s the view of any CEO.
I observed a man sourcing candle wax from South America and selling it to Japan. I thought: ‘That’s unbelievable. Talking on the phone in his office, that man made money moving candle wax from one country to another.’ It really interested me.
We want people who work for us to be entrepreneurs. We like them to look at ideas. We like them to chase ideas. We like them to not be what I call a caretaker of an asset.
We always look at opportunities. We are not aggressively looking to buy something.
I stopped focusing on people being different, and I started treating everyone the same way.
You’ll sacrifice a lot of things in the early part of your career to be successful, but to be ahead of your competitors, you have to work hard.
I’m a CEO of a public company. You have to show decorum.
It’s nice to do an IPO where your investors get value straightaway and the share price pops up; it proves you left something on the table for them.
Over two billion people in China and India need commodities to grow their economies and improve their living standards.
When the opportunities come, we may not want to buy another nickel asset, but if something comes cheap enough, we’re all about return on equity.
We’re talking to every third-party supplier every day of the week, and our traders are talking to them and buying products from them. When we’re doing that, we see opportunities which no one else sees.
I thought if we could put our hard-working culture as traders into the asset management, it will be a great combination, and we did do that.
We’re all shareholders. These guys below me, they see the CEO taking it easy, it’s their money.
The trading side of the business means a lot of travel, being out of the office a lot of time.
I’ve never opened a glass of champagne on any acquisition. Bankers do that.
What are we focused on? Return on equity. We don’t need these great big tier one assets. I’m very happy with getting tier two, tier three assets; that’s what Glencore has been good at.
I’ve said I will be CEO as long as my colleagues want me.