Julian Ogilvie Thompson

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Julian Ogilvie Thompson "is a director of De Beers Consolidated Mines and De Beers SA. He is a Rhodes Scholar, and after leaving Oxford joined Anglo American Corporation in London. After his return to Johannesburg he was appointed Personal Assistant to Mr Harry Oppenheimer. He later became an Executive Director of Anglo American. He succeeded Mr Oppenheimer as Minorco SA of Luxembourg as Anglo American plc, becoming Chairman and Chief Executive until July 2002, after which he continued as non-executive Chairman until November 2002. He has received several honours. He was Vice Chairman of The Urban Foundation and is now a director of The National Business Initiative. He was a member of President Mbeki's Big Business Council. Mr Ogilvie Thomson has been a founding Trustee of The Mandela Rhodes Foundation since 2003." [1]


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  1. Trustees, Mandela Rhodes Foundation, accessed May 31, 2010.
  2. Rhodes Trust Trustees, organizational web page, accessed April 9, 2013.