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Paul Harnick, named as new KPMG Global Head of Chemicals

Paul Harnick - new KPMG Global Head of Chemicals

KPMG is pleased to announce that UK Partner, Paul Harnick, has been appointed as the new Global Head of Chemicals, taking over from Mike Shannon.


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Paul Harnick, a Partner in the UK Energy practice, has 11 years of experience specialising in emerging market strategy development, and complex cross-border transactions in the chemicals industry. Paul joined KPMG in the UK in 2006, currently serves as a global lead partner for several of the industry’s largest clients, and brings global experience to the role having worked with clients in the US, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Andy Cox, UK Head of Energy at KPMG LLP, UK says, “Paul’s in-depth and current knowledge of the challenges facing the chemicals industry, both in the UK and abroad, will help us create significant value for our clients, and enable us to offer holistic, global, solutions to some of the world’s largest and most complex companies.”

Commenting on his new role, Paul says, “Mike Shannon has done a fantastic job leading the team over the last ten years, and establishing KPMG as the leading adviser to the global chemicals industry. I’m looking forward to engaging with our largest chemicals clients and supporting them in addressing the challenges of an increasingly complex and challenging business environment.”

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