1 March 2021 - Hareld van den Brink (43) has joined Deerns Group as its Commercial Director, effective 1 June 2021. In this new role, Hareld will lead the global sales, marketing and innovation efforts of the Group, working closely with the Executive Board, the Sector Directors and the country management teams.
Before joining Deerns at its headquarters in The Hague, Hareld was based in Singapore working as a strategic advisor to highly innovative and purposeful firms and start-ups in the fields of engineering, deeptech and sustainability. Prior to that, he worked in various commercial and management positions at design and engineering firms Arcadis and Royal HaskoningDHV in the Netherlands, India and Singapore.
Tjerk van der Meer, CEO of Deerns Group, explains: ‘We are very excited to have Hareld on board, he brings further deep knowledge and understanding of our client base and a wealth of international experience in our industry. Our focus markets provide great opportunities for Deerns’ further development; Hareld’s recent experience with scale-up ventures in digital and sustainability are also instrumental to our strategic ambitions in these areas.”
“Deerns has great capability to help its clients with solutions to complex technical and digital challenges, as well as with their strategic positioning for the years to come. This requires deep expertise and sector knowledge, and a willingness to make a difference. This is exactly what Deerns offers its clients, particularly in sectors where high-quality is essential to their business activities.” Hareld van den Brink emphasises.
“I am very glad to be part of a firm with such a long and strong legacy. Deerns has an excellent reputation, great innovation capability, and tremendous potential for the future. I am really looking forward to leading the efforts to expand our global client base, to grow and develop our markets across Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and into Asia Pacific, and to keep pushing for cutting-edge solutions for our clients.”
Deerns is a leading international consultancy and engineering firm specialised in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design, building physics, energy efficiency and sustainability. The firm has a turnover of over €55 million and ~500 staff members working around the globe. Deerns provides a range of high-quality services ranging from strategic consulting, system design and specialist engineering to sustainability advice and digital roadmaps for airports, data centres, clean rooms, laboratories, offices, hospitals, hotels and museums.