Benedikt Sobotka
Benedikt Sobotka

CEO , Co-chair

ERG , Global Battery Alliance


Benedikt Sobotka is Chief Executive Officer of Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) and has extensive experience in the mining and energy sectors, having previously held management positions at BCG advising multinationals, including in Germany, Russia, South Africa and the UK.

Benedikt works in close partnership with the World Economic Forum, taking an active role in many industry groups and wider initiatives. He sits on the Governors Steering Committee for the Metals and Mining Community and the Steering Committee for the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative.

He is co-chair of the Global Battery Alliance and founding member of the ReSource initiative, which work towards establishing ethical and sustainable value chains for batteries and renewable energy systems. In addition, Benedikt serves on the executive committee of the Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI), and is co-representative of the SMI energy storage and metals and mining industry task force.

Benedikt also advises the Hainan International Energy Exchange, invests in high-tech start-ups, and is co-author of the Financial Times Top 10 bestseller China Champions.He holds an MA in Management from the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management and has also studied at the Rotterdam School of Management, CEIBS Shanghai, and the Moscow Finance Academy.