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 (national/international); 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’


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

  • International work experience abroad (Israel, Singapore, China)
  • Interdisciplinary cooperation at EU and local project level (various organisations, companies, planning offices, research institutes, technical experts, committees)
  • Project and finance management of EU funded projects and public transport projects (high quality bus systems, light rail)
  • Results and knowledge management
  • Lecturer for creative working and problem solving methods at universities,education institutes and private enterprises in Germany
  • Marketing concepts and feasibility studies
  • Operational and economic evaluation of projects

Founder and owner ...

... born in Bremen


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