Paul van Brenkelen

An aspiring board member bringing 29 years of international experience covering Quality, Sustainability & ESG, Innovation, Supply Chains, Product Development and Corporate Governance to boards.

About Paul

An expert in executing and delivering winning strategies, leading continuous process improvement and championing sustainable technological innovations. Built, empowered, and lead multi-cultural, cross-functional teams. Well-versed in governance and compliance matters supported by credentials.

Paul is a strategic, dynamic, and innovative leader with long-term third-party services experience. Agri-Food, Consumer Products, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain, and Sustainability exposure in Consumer Products, Industrial Products, Renewables and Certification sectors. Strong merits with Product Development & Innovation, Key Account Management, Continuous Improvement, Change Management, Project Management, and Post-Merger Integrations. Extensive exposure to cross-cultural, regional, and global management. Strong structural, influencing, involving, and action-oriented board-related behaviors: professional interest and academic background in Corporate Governance & Business Research.


Global Market Experience ∙ Company Executive ∙ Professional (Agricultural Engineering) ∙ Related Market Experience (Sustainability, ATIC for Consumer Products/Industrial & Certification industries, Supply Chain, Renewable Energy, AgriFood) ∙ Innovation ∙ Product Development∙ KAM ∙ Corporate Governance ∙ Business Research ∙ Renewables ∙ ESG

Ir. Paul van Brenkelen GCB.D ISB® 溫寶林 


“Sustainable development is a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

- UN World Commission on Environment and Development (1987)

Key Strategic Skills

Sustainability & ESG

Managed a global competence centre holding all global accreditations and approvals for agricultural, horticultural, floricultural, organic produce, feed, and carbon-offset verification schemes.

Digital Transformation

Implemented reporting system increasing utilization of auditors by 20%, reducing support staff by 50%. Led development of a KM and KAM system. Business lead and core member for global ERP implementation

Change Management

Member of Executive Management Team restructuring organisation with 1600FTE. Key member of Global Renewal Team related to ERP implementation (60000FTE). Restructured South-Korea entities post-merger.


Introduced mobile reporting for digitization and data mining. Introduced paperless accredited global QA system. Developed Supply Chain systems for sustainability and ESG compliance. Developed due diligence frameworks for complex markets.


A senior executive with regional and global responsibilities for Quality Assurance, Innovation & Market Development, Supply Chain Improvements, Sustainability & ESG, Efficiency & Change Management and Digital Transformation.

Acts as a KAM and advisory for clients and institutions providing for continuous process improvement, sustainable technological innovations, supply chain compliance for complex scenarios in geopolitical sensitive scenarios. Delivering paradigm shifting industry leading solutions based on value-add interactions with C-suite and board representatives. Solutions and services for supply chain improvement and ESG based on innovative methods applying Risk Management methods providing for Brand Protection.

A life-long learner wishing to add his experience, degrees/designations and corporate governance research to sustainability-focused businesses requiring Asian experience to their board positions. 

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