- Managing Director – Industrial Division, Australasia
Mr Dean Mehmet, 55, an Australian, is the Managing Director for Sime Darby Industrial’s Australasian operations, responsible for the Group’s industrial operations in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands.
Dean joined Sime Darby Berhad in 2012, as the Chief Operating Officer at Hastings Deering (Australia) Limited. He was later promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Hastings Deering Group where he led the entire industrial business portfolio across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and New Caledonia.
His key responsibilities included developing and executing organisational strategy with safety at its core, managing the operations of more than 4000 employees across four countries and 23 business centres, build strategic, long term relationships with customers and suppliers to establish Hastings Deering as a trusted partner and actively contribute to the communities in which we live and work.
Dean has more than 30 years industry experience and has held Chief Executive Leadership roles for the past 15 years including experience at BlueScope Steel and Shell Australia. Dean holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Queensland University of Technology and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.