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Frank Blom


After graduating as Msc Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University in Delft, Frank started his career in 1981 with Shell/Billiton (now BHP) as Project Engineer. He worked on various JV projects for the Aluminium division in Australia, Brazil and Suriname. Subsequently he was appointed as Project Director for the Cerro Matoso Expansion project in the Nickel division in Colombia. Thereafter Frank moved to The Netherlands as COO of Dutch offshore Oil and Gas company Allseas. In 2003 Frank joined Billiton Suriname and later he became Project Director South America for the BHP Aluminium division overseeing projects in Brazil and Suriname. In 2008 Frank became Managing Director in Suriname with the task to lead BHP’s exit from the country. As Aluminium Integration Manager Frank lead numerous Due Diligence and Internal Peer Reviews before joining BHP Iron Ore in 2010 as London based CEO of the SMFG JV and Project Director of the Nimba Iron project in Africa. Since 2016 Frank has worked as an independent consultant. He also lectures occasionally at the Technical University of Delft on Project Management.