Paul Berend is a seasoned corporate executive, with a successful track record in driving strategic initiatives and change within Fortune 500 organizations as well as managing entrepreneurial natural resource companies across a variety of geographies and commodities.
Paul currently leads the Advisory Services of Hatch in Australasia and is focused on helping his Clients to improve their safety and financial performance by enhancing their organisational and operational effectiveness. Hatch is a global engineering firm which assists Clients in reaching their full potential by leveraging cutting edge technology rigorous project delivery and focused business advisory services.
Paul also serves as the Chairman of the marine exploration company, Red Citadel Resources Pty Ltd, which holds mining licenses for phosphates and diamonds located off the coast of Namibia and Peru.
Previously Paul was the founder and CEO of Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd, which is focused on large scale and low cost mining of iron sands in New Zealand.
Paul also held a number of senior management positions in blue chip organizations, including General Manager of Business Development Iron Ore for Rio Tinto, General Manager Corporate Strategy for ArcelorMittal (world’s largest steel producer), and Associate at McKinsey & Company. In his corporate roles, Paul focused on corporate strategy, business development, operational turnarounds, transformation and post-merger integration for Fortune 500 organizations.
Paul has an MBA from (HEC, France), an Engineering Degree in Chemical Process Design & Chemistry, a Post Graduate Degree in Advanced Chemical Process Design and a BA equivalent in Applied Mathematics (Harvard, USA). In addition Paul is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and speaks fluent French and professional German.
Paul Berend, Director – Advisory, Australia-Asia at Hatch, will join a panel discussion on what stops us from implementing change in our workforces within the Workforce Culture & Change Management session at IMARC. Download the programme.