Business Abroad: The Belgian Queen

The men who run Belgium's biggest business assembled last week to pick a new chief for what they call "The Mother Company" and what their many critics call "The State within a State." In making their choice, the directors of the Société Générate de Belgique bowed to the gusts of change that are sweeping the company, from Brussels to its vast holdings in the Congo. Seeking a successor to close-mouthed Governor (i.e., chairman) Paul Gillet, who is retiring at 70, they skipped over the vice governors and plucked out Director Max Nokin,...

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