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Paul Leufkens, president of the consulting firm Power Projects  Leufkens, has 20+ years' experience in the power sector. He has worked internationally in Business Development and Leadership for consulting and testing companies, including 13 years with KEMA in Netherlands and in Chalfont, PA. Previously he directed product development for the T&D cable industry and in switchgear manufacturing. He holds the MS EE degree from Delft Technical University(Netherlands).



Paul, you are a 'Master' in making the best of each second you unexpectedly have with a potential client to get his interest and get him wanting to know more, adapting your elevator pitch (...) on how he 'reacts live' to the key subject matter (...) your mind processed/came up with after hearing the said customer 'reference' hint. All this in 1-2 minutes. This is the reason why we are a long way before having AI as powerful as the human brain'. 

- Carole Barbeau, DNV GL president & CEO Energy Advisory - region Americas 



- Doubled business at largest labs in America and Europe


- Constructed and commissioned multi million lab overhauls and expansions, project management  delivered within budget and on time 


- Won the project for design and engineering of a new $ 80 million high power and high voltage lab  in Brazil


- Surpassed OSHA requirements and reduced workers’ compensation costs to industry minimum as lab executive 


- Expanded Asian business with double digit growth, especially in China and India



MS Electrical Engineering, major HV Engineering, Delft University of Technology
Certified in SPIN selling at Huthwaite, 2006, and at DNV GL Academy - Relation Based Selling, 2014
TSM International Business certificate at Twente School of Management, 2004 – 2005
Post-Doc Business Management - Certificate BW1 at IBO Zeist (NL), 1997 – '99
Project Management, certificate of Twijnstra Gudde Netherlands (comparable with PMP), 1988
Professional Affiliations
Chairman STL NA (Short-circuit Test Liaison, Nations of America), 2015
Secretary BEST Test and Commercialization Center, New York, 2013 - 2015
Senior Member IEEE
Member IEC TC 21 Joint Working Group 82 generating IEC 61427-2 Standard: “Secondary cells and batteries for renewable energy storage - Part 2: on-grid applications”, 2011 – 2015
Chairman Dutch Power Innovation Group, 2005 – 2009
Member National Committee Cigré Netherlands, 1986 - 2008
Member CENELEC Working Group Distribution Cables, 1990 – 1996
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