Based in Houston, Manie Dreyer brings 25 years of industry experience to Spencer Stuart’s Industrial Practice. He focuses primarily on CEO and senior executive assignments for clients in the metals, mining, agriculture and infrastructure sectors. Manie is also a member of the firm’s Board Practice. He previously served as a CEO and held senior leadership roles in marketing, project engineering and management, as well as safety and operational management.

CEO experience and broad global perspective

  • Before joining Spencer Stuart, Manie was CEO of Bowie Resource Partners, a mining and trading company based in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Prior to this work, Manie spent 21 years at international mining company BHP Billiton, working across Africa, Europe, Asia, South America and the U.S. In his most recent role with BHP Billiton, he served as president of BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa from 2009 to 2014.
  • During his career, Manie has lived in the United States, South Africa and Singapore. He previously served as director of the Richards Bay Coal Terminal in South Africa, director and executive council member of the South African Chamber of Mines, director of the U.S. National Mining Association and director of the World Coal Association.

Manie holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Johannesburg and a master’s in business leadership from the University of South Africa.

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