Robert Berendes

Client Service Partner & Global AFC Practice Lead,


Robert is passionate about building businesses, particularly those motored by technology innovation and growth into new markets. He was able to gain experience in both industry at Procter & Gamble and Syngenta as well as in consulting at McKinsey on what it takes to identify promising new technologies and business opportunities and to find creative ways to bring them to life.

At a-connect Roberts works with clients in the agribusiness, food, and chemical industries across a broad range of functions, from R&D to manufacturing and sales & marketing, always trying to find a better way. He is also active in venture capital and private equity, leveraging both his industry expertise and his background as a chemist and biophysicist from the universities of Cologne and Munich and the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry.


Happiest in front of his green house with a coffee and the Sunday newspaper.