Helmut Berends


Helmut Berends is founder and since 2002 owner and Managing Director of Berends-Consult. He is working as independent adviser in the field of initiation, development and manage­ment of EU funded projects (INTERREG, Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), Horizon 2020). Earlier he had a varied professional career at public adminstrations  and associations as well as at a consultancy:


1999 – 2001    Head of the Division ‘Transport Planning’ at the
                      Verkehrsverbund Bremen/Niedersachsen GmbH (Public
                      Transport Association), Bremen (Germany)

1989 – 1999     Senior consultant and project manager for public transport
                       systems (in Germany and worldwide), supervisor of the quality
                       management in line with DIN EN ISO 9001 at Hamburg Consult
                       GmbH, division ‘Systems Planning and Engineering’, Hamburg

1982 – 1989     Transport planner and analyst at the municipality of Münster
                       (Germany), department ‘Urban and Traffic Planning’

1978 – 1982     Master in Civil Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences
                       Münster (Germany)


My skills and capabilities (competences) gained over the years are:

  • International work experience abroad (Israel, Singapore, China).
  • Interdisciplinary cooperation with experts from various sectors (public transport, urban and rural development, tourism, waterways management, ICT, marketing, design, communication, finances)
  • Project and finance management of EU funded projects and public transport projects (high quality bus systems, light rail)
  • Results and knowledge based management
  • Lecturer for creative working and problem solving methods at universities,education institutes and private enterprises in Germany
  • Marketing concepts and feasibility studies
  • Economic and cost efficient project assessment

Founder and owner ...

... born in Bremen


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