Executive Leadership

Dean Mehmet

Dean Mehmet
  • Managing Director – Industrial Division, Australasia

Mr Dean Mehmet, 56, 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.

Mr Mehmet joined the Sime Darby Group 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 include developing and executing organisational strategy with safety at its core, managing the operations of more than 5000 employees across five countries and 43 business centres, building strategic, long-term relationships with customers and suppliers to establish Sime Darby Industrial Australia’s businesses as trusted business partners and actively contribute to the communities in which we live and work. 

Mr Mehmet has more than 35 years’ industry experience and has held Chief Executive Leadership roles for the past 17 years including experience at BlueScope Steel and Royal Dutch Shell. Mr Mehmet holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honors) degree from Queensland University of Technology, has completed the Stamford University Executive Programme and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.