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Paul Harnick

Global Chemicals & Performance Technology Leader and National Head of Chemicals

KPMG in the UK

Paul Harnick is the Global Head of Chemicals and Performance Technologies for KPMG. He is also Head of Chemicals for KPMG in the UK and KPMG’s Global Lead Relationship Partner for INEOS and SABIC. Paul has spent his entire career advising multinational companies in the chemical industry across all aspects of business strategy and operational process improvement, with a particular focus on complex cross-border M&A and emerging market strategy development.

Areas of expertise

Asia Chemicals and Performance Technologies Emerging markets High Growth Markets International Markets Mega trends Middle East Operating Effectiveness Petrochemicals Technology
Paul Harnick

Education and qualifications

  • BSc (Honours) Geography from The University of Edinburgh

  • Member 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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