Paul van Brenkelen

Partner, Non-Executive Director and co-Founder, ECOLOGIC (Member of Equasia Group)

Student, Candidate - Doctor in Business Administration (DBA), Swiss Business School - HKMA, Zurich/Hong Kong (Candidate)

Jing’An District, China


Innovation/Product Development/R&D
Process & Efficiency Improvement
Quality & Risk Management
Strategic Planning
Startups & Accelerators & Incubators
Supply Chain & Retail
Change management
Digital Transformation
Operations Management
Corporate Governance
Key Account & Program Management
Team Building & Leadership
Systems utilization and technology skills
Transformational Leadership
Integrity & Compliance
Adaptability and flexibility
Keen attention to detail


Professional experience for Paul van Brenkelen

  • Current 2 years and 11 months, since Jun 2021

    General Manager China/Global Director ESG and Traceability

    Clean Energy Associates

    CEA serves the needs of Project Developers, Independent Power Producers, Engineering - Procurement and Construction firms, Financial Institutions, and Operations/Maintenance firms. It is led by an experienced leadership team with a combined 1000+ years of PV and battery storage business experience and is supported by 130+ engineers, who help solve a broad array of clients’ needs to reduce technical and financial risk, and to increase system performance and reliability.

  • Current 3 years, since May 2021

    Non-Executive Director and co-Founder

    ECOLOGIC (Member of Equasia Group)

  • Current 10 years and 4 months, since 2014

    Consulting Director

    Foria (HK) Ltd

    Provided consultancy for startups (mobile freon testing solution, water repellent electrical coating, luxurious mechanical watches). Responsible for business plans, fundraising, HR, corporate governance, marketing, incubator applications, and business development. Consultancy for TIC market; SME’s, government, expert groups. Lead multiple projects, where , product certification, and testing questions are involved with a focus on agribusiness, food, sustainability, environment, and social compliance.

  • 2010 - 2014

    Regional Holding CEO / Regional Manager Far East

    TUV Asia Pacific Ltd.

    Managed all business units in the Far East countries, ensuring compliance with internal and external regulatory requirements and protocols. Built business performance and market share penetration into regional markets focused on industrial and renewable energy-related services, establishing new services into product portfolios of subsidiaries. Replaced and recruited, led, and motivated staff, creating an environment that encouraged achievement of overall growth targets and respective financial figures.

  • 2009 - 2009

    Director EU, Technical Services

    Bureau Veritas CPS

    Spearheaded operational delivery improvement in Asia based on regulatory changes and client demand in Europe through better management of the European technical team of 70 with eight direct reports. Responsible for a budget of €9m for the European-Asian technical services support. Headed various new service delivery concepts for Supply Chain Improvement and Knowledge Management.

  • 2007 - 2009

    Director, NSD (New Service Development)

    Bureau Veritas Hong Kong Ltd

    Assisted in the development of the global New Product Development team and strategy, establishing policies and procedures for food-related services for retail, brands, and supply chain. Performed first pilots with Wall-Mart and Dollar General (food) in Asia. Developed new service concepts and deliveries based on market anticipation, regulatory changes, and competitive landscape.

  • 2005 - 2007

    Manager – Auditing, Project Management & IT

    Bureau Veritas CPS

    Appointed for newly created product development and innovation role at Asian headquarters. Developed precursor of data mining, creating a weighted-average, section-driven checklist providing relevant and focused feedback to clients on metrics and improvements. Initiated efficiency with mobile reporting as a utilization rate improving the tool. Responsible as Key Account Manager for various European and American retailers and brands.

  • 2004 - 2005

    Business Unit Manager

    SGS Benelux (Antwerp/Spijkenisse, BE/NL)

    Led implementation of reinvigorated sales culture to SGS Netherlands (Consumer Products, AgroControl) and SGS S&SC (Benelux, Certification) business units following departure of poorly performing manager.

  • 2002 - 2004

    BOSS Business Implementation Manager

    SGS SA 9Geneva, Switzerland)

    Defined and implemented new back-office-system (BOSS) for global group of 20 countries delivering 80% of revenue.

  • 1994 - 2002

    Manager SGS AgroControl/Division Manager Consumer Products

    ICM Twello B.V. / SGS Netherlands B.V.

    Built specialized agricultural process and systems audit department, winning large horticultural and floricultural projects throughout The Netherlands. Managed Consumer products service delivery for electrical, food, softline, hardlines and toy products.

Educational background for Paul van Brenkelen

  • 6 months, Mar 2023 - Aug 2023

    Competent Boards - ESG Designation Program (GCB.D Designation)

    Competent Boards - ESG Designation Program

  • 1 year, Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    International Sustainable Business (ISB) Advisor Level 1 & Specialist Level 2

    IASE International Certifications Body

  • 7 months, Sep 2020 - Mar 2021

    Corporate Governance

    Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma (PgDIP)

  • 1 year and 2 months, Mar 2020 - Apr 2021

    Business Research (Based on first year of DBA study)

    Swiss Business School - HKMA, Zurich/Hong Kong (Candidate)

  • Current 4 years and 2 months, since Mar 2020

    Candidate - Doctor in Business Administration (DBA)

    Swiss Business School - HKMA, Zurich/Hong Kong (Candidate)

  • 1 year and 9 months, Jan 2020 - Sep 2021

    Master of Business Research

    Swiss Business School

  • 1990 - 1992


    Agricultural University & Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands

  • 1985 - 1990

    Agricultural Science

    Aeres University of Applied Sciences, Dronten, The Netherlands


  • English


  • Dutch

    First language

  • German


  • Chinese



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