CEO Beninvest & Associates
Benoit has over 30 years of international business development and investment experience. He started his career with five years in engineering and sales at IBM Belgium. He was international controller for the publicly traded Belgium telecom group Telindus. He moved to the US and restructured their money losing R&D/Manufacturing telecom company in Raleigh, NC, made it profitable, structured and implemented a management buy-out. He created Beninvest in New York for international alternative investments. He advised investors and investment managers. 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.
As a hobby, he created, published and distributed in 48 countries the first English buyer’s guide in the world of 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 15km a week.
He was a longtime advisor for Foreign Trade to the Belgian Government, nominated by the King, and director of the Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce in NY.
He is a member of ABANA (Arab Bankers Association of North America) and The Metropolitan Club in New York. Mr. Flammang’s strengths lie in investing and in advising companies and governments for their financial development linked to international business development.
Mr. Flammang received his BSc. in Applied Economics from ICHEC Management School in Brussels. He is a Luxembourg citizen and US resident, fluent in English, Dutch/Flemish, French and conversational in German.