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Benoit J.P. Flammang is a Family Office investor and a serial entrepreneur, currently focusing on Blockchain Fintech initiatives in the diamond industry. Ben spent the first five years of his career at IBM Belgium. He moved to the US in 1988 and restructured a money losing R&D/Manufacturing telecom company in Raleigh, NC, made it profitable, structured and implemented a management buy-out.
He created Beninvest in 1992 in New York for alternative investments. The Family Office now opened their private Luxembourg domiciled funds to non US investors. He raised money and did strategic business development for many companies and investment fund managers in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Japan. He was a partner in the establishment of the merchant bank of the Indian Hinduja Group in NY and an advisor to the Antwerp Diamond Bank for a private equity fund.
He created, published, and distributed in 48 countries, the first English buyers guide in the world for new prestigious wristwatches. He sold the company in 2000. He also crossed the Sahara in a VW-combi at age 17, did NY-LA on the motorbike, is a car aficionado, airplane pilot, skier and runs at least 10 miles a week.
He received his degree in Applied Economics from ICHEC Management School in Brussels. He is fluent in English, Dutch/Flemish, French and conversational in German. He is a frequent speaker at LP/GP, Family Office and Blockchain events. He was the 2016 Keynote speaker at the Arabian Venture Forum at KAUST in Saudi Arabia. He spoke at Keio University in Tokyo about alternative investments.