Philip Klapwijk

Philip Klapwijk is the Managing Director of Precious Metals Insights Limited (PMI), a boutique precious metals markets consultancy based in Hong Kong, which provides market analysis and business advisory services to a wide range of clients in the precious metals market in China, the United States and Europe.  His career in the precious metals market began in 1987 with Consolidated Gold Fields where he was Group Economist for the former London-based mining conglomerate.  Thereafter, he spent much of his career working at GFMS (formerly Gold Fields Mineral Services), which was the leading specialist consultancy on the global precious metals markets, where latterly he was the company’s co-owner and Executive Chairman. In 2011, Mr. Klapwijk  sold GFMS to the multinational information provider Thomson Reuters, staying on at this company until February 2013 as the group’s Global Head of Metals Analytics. Mr. Klapwijk also serves as Chief Consultant to Metals Focus Limited, which is one of the market’s most important providers of statistics and other information on precious metals.  He holds degrees in economics from the London School of Economics and the College d'Europe, Bruges.