Mark is a consultant, coach and conflict management specialist.
Building on his early career experiences in large infrastructure projects, he has as CFO led a
number of global businesses in power generation, transmission and in airport logistics. For
nearly a decade he is consulting for EPC’s and other global players on good project management
and leadership. He has extensive international and intercultural experience, especially in M&A
and MBO projects, speaks English, German and French. Originally trained in Finance he holds a
Coaching and Consulting for Change Masters from INSEAD, a Mediation certificate and a degree
Guenter holds a master degree in electrical engineering and worked for more than 40 years in this field worldwide. Based on his early experience in managing major projects in infrastructure and communication intelligence he has as CEO led a number of global businesses in industrial services, airport logistics and infrastructure projects. At last for more than 5 years he worked – initially engaged as the crisis manager for a huge still mill complex and later on as a member of the board of this company- in Brazil. Having lived for almost 20 years in the Middle East and more than 5 years in South America he has extraordinary inter cultural experience.
Guenther is a seasoned executive with over 25 years top leadership
Extensive practical experience as a company manager and leader with a proven track record
of significantly growing the business while optimizing processes. Acquisitions and
into a global organization and regional legal structures in Germany and abroad.
Turnaround power plant and infrastructure projects in NAFTA, Latin America, Asia and Africa.
Negotiations with government authorities and labor unions.
Successful in integrating people and cultures
Guenter Behrend is an internationally experienced executive with more than 30 years of professional experience in a world company.
Guenter studied electrical engineering and has many years of management experience in sales, project management and engineering of industrial plant engineering.
He has worked more than 15 years abroad (UK, Korea, UAE, Russia and Saudi Arabia), and successfully established and managed enterprises.
The last 10 years, focusing on the Middle East.
Wolfgang Bigott is an internationally highly experienced (HR) Executive Manager with 30 years business background.
He focussed on strategic redirection of business and HR structures towards business challenges and changes over decades.
Successful communication as well as operational transformation of complex changes together with managers and employees were an integral part always.
Wolfgang has a broad background along complete value chains in diverse industries, in particular in plant engineering and construction.
In numerous situations he successfully organized solution oriented leadership and collaboration as an executice, project manager, coach, mentor and mediator.
Wolfgang helps companies organizing complex changes towards sustainable business successes.
At M8International he is covering Human Resources and Competency Management aspects.
Stefan Müller is an international expert in preventative claims management as well as the effective preparation of statements of claims. A strong emphasis on contract administration enables him to address all matters relating to the professional management, preparation and administration of contractual entitlements. He has an affinity for the commercial opportunities and threats associated with complex infrastructure projects. Stefan is familiar with various contract forms having also attended master classes and workshops on ICC and FIDIC contracts internationally. Having provided management and contract consulting on various international projects for more than 20 years he is cognizant of different cultures present on projects and maintains a healthy respect by all that come to know him.
Oliver Flüg is a very experienced manager with almost 35 years of business experience in national and international project business in various sectors. He led global units with responsibility for engineering, project management and R&D, furthermore sales and controlling departments. Oliver Flüg is a dynamic specialist with a leadership personality and entrepreneurial spirit. His work style is characterised by a sense of responsibility, organisational talent as well as exemplary analytical skills. The all-rounder considers his main focus to lie in process design and optimisation in a business environment and in operational organisation, project and resource management, strategy consulting, staff restructuring, business reorganisation as well as performance controlling.
Kersten is an experienced Executive, General Manager and Chairman, multilingual, with international and intercultural expertise. He is Chairman of the Commission of Energy and Environment, International Chamber of Commerce, ICC, Paris.
After his graduation in electrical engineering he has been through all steps in his 25-year career from project management, sales, business development and strategy up to GM and executive level.
A proven track-record in the leadership and development of complex and international organizations, combined with strong operations skills made him a recognized expert for turnarounds, restructurings and change management.
Kersten is familiar with both, the industrial as well as the energy environment and a specialist for services, like operation & maintenance of power plants and industrial facilities, field service as well as large scale projects.
Merges & Acquisitions from strategic approaches to business coordination and responsibility of divestment processes are strong part of his portfolio, also including post-merger integrations.
During his time as director for sustainability, Siemens was awarded three times in a row as the world’s most sustainable industrial company by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, DJSI, a renown and international benchmark.
Kersten Karl Barth é um Executivo e Gerente Geral experiente na área internacional e intercultural. Ele é o presidente da Comissão de Energia e Meio Ambiente da International Chamber of Commerce – ICC, em Paris.
Depois da habilitação em eletrotécnica, dedicou com afinco vinte e cinco anos a sua carreira. Em decorrência disso, acumulou experiências relevantes como Gerente de Projeto de Venda e Distribuição, Gerente de Desenvolvimento de Negócios e Estratégias; tendo alcançado, por último, o patamar de um Executivo.
Uma carreira comprovada na liderança e desenvolvimento de organizações complexas e internacionais, aliada à amplitude das capacidades operativa e estratégica, fazem dele um especialista em renovação coorporativa, reestruturação e change management.
O Kersten domina a área industrial e a indústria de energia. Em virtude disso, é um especialista em operação e manutenção de usinas elétricas, complexos industriais; serviço de campo, assim como na liderança de grandes projetos.
Fusões e aquisições (M&A) de um ponto de vista estratégico e operacional, inclusive Post-Merger Integration fazem parte, igualmente, do seu portfólio.
Na época em que era Diretor de Sustentabilidade, a Siemens conquistou, três vezes seguidas, a premiação como a empresa mais sustentável. Este título foi concedido pela Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, DJSI, norma reconhecida internacionalmente.
Kersten domina cinco idiomas: alemão, português, inglês, espanhol e francês.
Uwe is a consultant, coach and trainer. In his 25+ years of
professional experience he has developed broad competence in logistics, accounting,
controlling, sales and project management. Earlier in his career he built up the European and
Asian business for a switchgear technology company as CFO. For more than 15 years now he is
globally active with commercial trainings and workshops, developing simulations to improve
learning impacts and developing training concepts on customer demand. He has lived and worked
in the US and his wide international and intercultural experience and language capabilities in
English and German make him an asset for both global players and medium size companies.
Narjeet is an Agile and Lean Startup Coach with 10 years of industry
experience. He brings his expertise in Product Management for mobile and eCommerce products.
He has coached over 15 tech startups in Germany, the US and the UK. He knows how to build
empowered international teams and scale them up quickly. Most of his experience is in Telecom
and Retail, providing coaching and consultancy to global customers such as Ericsson, adidas,
Polo Ralph Lauren and Walmart. In these companies he has performed variety of roles ranging
from Product Manager, Agile Coach, Lean Startup Coach, Scrum Master, Innovation Manager to
Technology Lead. He strongly believes in Kaizen practice for continuous improvement – both in
work and in life.
Marcus has a Master degree in Civil Engineering and is active as Consultant, Expert and trainer, based in Vienna, Austria. His experience comprises projects of different size, among which are major projects in the fields of infrastructure (road, rail, energy and airports), buildings and industrial plants in Europe, Africa and Middle East. He is Member of the Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAut), the Austrian Society for Construction Law (ÖGeBau) and Country Representative for Austria of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF). As an accredited FIDIC trainer he regularly undertakes training workshops and advices both employers and contractors in contract and claims management under FIDIC-rules. He speaks German, English and French.
A highly experienced individual with a proven record of success in Leading Operational Departments, Managing Country/Regional Businesses, Project Management in Power and Industrial Sectors in Infrastructure Projects, EPCM and O&M projects, entering the PFI arena in IWPP, Waste Water, and Waste to Energy PPP projects.
With 30 years working in the Middle East GCC countries, Iraq and Australia for major Multi-National’s in Power Generation, Transmission business.
Working in challenging situations such as that in post war Kuwait and Iraq provided an opportunity to evaluate own strengths, skills and management in hostile environments.
Travel and working around the world has provided a resourcefulness, which can only come out of having to find solutions in the most difficult situations and most importantly to understand and recognise talent and tenacity.
Alberto has gained more than 30 years experience as Project Manager in
infrastructure, railways and power plants construction projects. For the last 12 years he has
participated as Contract Manager in claims process, arbitration and negotiation, supporting
big players like: Jacobs, Alstom, Balfour Beatty, ThyssenKrupp and Siemens.
Alberto holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering majoring in Thermo mechanics, and he is also
skilled in applicable legal matters to construction contracts. He speaks Spanish, Italian,
English and Portuguese.
Martin is an international top manager in industrial plant business
with professional experience along the entire value chain with special knowledge in
international project management, restructuring and turnaround, mergers & acquisitions,
start-ups, Lean Management and international task settings. He was executive member of the
board and CFO of Siemens Turkey (1 billion € revenue) and Siemens VAI Metals Technologies
Austria (2 billion € revenue). Now he acts as chairman of the board of TGW Logistics Group
(0.5 billion € revenue), as consultant, coach and interim manager. Martin holds a masters
degree in business economics („Diplom-Kaufmann“), lived and worked in Germany, Turkey,
Austria, Great Britain and South-Africa.
Rudolf is for over 40 years in the electric generation business from
engineering to financing. He worked in senior positions for Westinghouse and Siemens. For
the last 15 years he is consulting for major financial institutions on the commercial and
technical aspects of their investments in power generation projects ranging from coal- and
gas-fired to hydro, bio, wind and solar projects. He holds MME (Diplom-Ingenieur) and MBA
Dawn is a management consultant with expertise in project management
and organizational change. She has been developing and implementing complex business solutions
for fast-paced mega projects for almost two decades and has taught courses in project
management. She is also Construction Industry Institute certified in scope development. She
currently works on strategy and business case development while performing environmental scans
for clients. Inspired by experiences working with organizations and mega projects in
transition, Dawn recently graduated with a Masters degree at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France
in change, coaching and consulting in an executive class of 22 nationalities. Dawn is the
author and co-author on of a number of industry papers on interface management, vendor data
handover and contractor selection. Dawn speaks English, French and Spanish.
Stefan founded Stefan Pap & Partners in 2008 after a successful career
as project manager at two well-known global consulting firms. He is a passionate and dedicated
consultant with a unique combination of strategy, business technology, and people management
Stefan‘s clients range from Fortune-500 to internet start-ups, and his functional experiences
include growth strategy development, pre- and post-M&A support, customer relationship
management, and the implementation of performance improvement programs. Stefan has led
strategic global change efforts across four continents and is very experienced in
managing complex multi-stakeholder engagements. He has worked with clients across different
industries such as financial services, telecommunications, express logistics and airport
Stefan’s interest is what drives people’s behavior in organizations. To deepen his knowledge
in this area, he completed the Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change at
INSEAD. His prior formal education includes an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a
business degree from the Vienna University of Economics.
Ripu is everything that Communications could possibly be. She is a
hard-core Communications Expert, Public relations Pro and a journalist at heart. She has over
10 years of industry experience in working with clients across the globe. In her recent stint
at Rocket Internet, she handled Public Relations, Crisis Management and Content Marketing for
20 countries across Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. She has trained and coached
Senior Management in conducting Change Strategies through powerful Communication Tools at
Siemens, Boehringer Ingelheim, Staedtler and TNT. With her diverse cultural knowledge and an
international MBA from IE Business School, Ripu brings what every company needs for
Jan Steinkamp has a technical background through his studies in mechanical engineering. In addition, he has several years of experience in the field of online marketing. In the technical sector, he was also able to expand his wealth of experience into the IT area. With his strong analytical skills, he for example optimized the further development of database structures for complex power transmission projects for a Fortune 500 company. With his broad know-how he contributes optimally to the M8-International network as Junior Associate.