Paul Harnick Global Head of Chemicals & Partner  KPMG in the UK

Paul Harnick

Partner, Head of UK US Business; Global Head of Chemicals and Performance Technologies

KPMG in the UK

Paul has advised clients all over the world, and he specialises in emerging market strategy development and complex, cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Paul joined KPMG in 2006 and has spent all his time serving multinatinal clients. Originally based in Europe, Paul has spent a significant amount of time advising in the Middle East and Asia. He has completed a three year rotation to the US, where he led our chemicals advisory practice. 

He is currently leads all of our UK US business and is also Head of our Global Chemicals Practice where he serves as global relationship lead for SABIC and INEOS. 

He specialises in emerging market strategy development and complex, cross-border, mergers and acquisitions in the chemical industry.

Areas of expertise
Asia Emerging markets Growth High Growth Markets International Markets Mega trends Middle East Operating Effectiveness Productivity improvements Technology
Education and qualifications
  • BSc (Honours) Geography, University of Edinburgh

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Key Project Experience
  • Project management to support an overseas investor with establishment of a $1.2 billion greenfield petrochemical facility in Louisiana

  • Due diligence and general deal advice to support a client with the establishment of a $2 billion joint venture

  • Market entry advice and project management to support a global commodity chemicals company with the set-up of a $490 million joint venture in China

  • Sell side transaction support for a $2.0 billion commodity chemical business

  • Plant footprint optimization for the EMEA operations of a global specialty chemicals business

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