Kees Berends has over 30 years experience as project manager, contracts manager and contracting executive for large engineering & construction projects. After leaving Royal Dutch Shell in 2016, he started his own business BCM Consulting - Contracting & Mediation, providing specialist advice and services for projects. Kees is a visiting faculty member at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam and faculty at the Project Academy of Royal Dutch Shell. What continues to fascinate him is using a contracting as a governance and management mechanism for the collaboration between parties. Kees holds an MSc in mechanical engineering, an MBA, a PhD in contracting economics and is a qualified mediator.