2019 Global CEO Excellence Awards

CEO MONTHLY / GLOBAL CEO EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2019 39 , May19582 Based in Sydney Australia, Pollen Consulting Group are aiming to drive innovation in the Asia Pacific’s supply chainmanagement market, with a key focus on the consumer goods space. We find out more about Pollen and explore howCEO Paul Eastwood is the driving force behind their rising profile. Most Innovative Supply Chain Management Executive - Asia Pacific Founded in 2016, Pollen Consulting Group are fast becoming the ‘go-to people’ for clients seeking value chain transformations, and fostering collaboration in the FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) sector. In just three years Pollen have partnered with a vast range of family run businesses to ASX listed companies, providing solutions they need by delivering engagements that focus on values rather than process. With a refreshingly creative and personal approach, Pollen have become a key player in this fast- paced and ever-evolving market. Led by Founder and CEO Paul Eastwood, Pollen draws on Pauls industry expertise to drive innovation in the supply chain management market. Originally from the UK, Paul has supported organisations around the world through his extensive career, which spans for more than 15 years. As a leader, Pauls down to earth approach is honest and fun; he is a straight-talker with a passion for simplifying supply chains and thrives on working collaboratively to find the best possible solutions to his clients’ greatest challenges. When he initially created Pollen, Paul had a vision to create ‘a management consultancy with a difference’. This was done by employing a team of bright entrepreneurs and running a flat-structure business where employees are able to manage projects independently. As a result, the business expanded rapidly by adding new divisions to meet clients’ needs and complement the existing consultancy capabilities. This includes Pollen Asset Advisory, Pollen Tech, Pollen Training Academy and most recently Pollen Procurement which have been added to the portfolio and directed by innovative team members. Fundamentally, Pollen Consulting Group’s vision is to drive bottom- line performance by harnessing and creating value throughout the supply chain whilst continuing to deliver impressive results globally. Company: Pollen Consulting Group Contact: Paul Eastwood Website: www. pollenconsultinggroup.com Paul Eastwood, Pollen Consulting Group