Maik has successfully led diverse teams to deliver high volume of complex global organisation governance and transformation initiatives. Functional strengths are focused in analytical and planning capability, long term thinking and creativity in sourcing and adopting best practices. Maik has a proven track record in improving work practices and collaboration through innovative and engaging approaches.

Maik also believes in a strengths-based people leader approach. He thrives on understanding and developing others this way and enjoys the process of learning. He believes in systematic approaches to challenges and is by nature analytical and questioning.

Maik is 34 years old, German citizen, married with 3 children and has the status of Singapore PR.

Recent Work History

Work History
Oct 2014 - Present

Manager Human Resources, Analysis and Improvement

BHP Billiton

Moved into the Marketing Business in BHP Billiton, joining the HR function in Singapore that delivers to the global Marketing workforce in the firm as practice lead for Analysis and Improvement.

  • Embedded deeper understanding in the function of the used organisation design and how it connects to the company’s purpose through engagement sessions and individual coaching
  • Planned and coordinated group initiatives in the HR leadership team; provided performance visibility to Marketing Leadership
Jul 2014 - Sep 2014

Specialist Global Organisation Design

BHP Billiton

Supported the creation of a new Organisation Design Center of Expertise in a Group-level Function.

  • Diagnosed problem areas and discovered success stories through engagements with a wide range of senior business stakeholders
  • Developed a clear understanding of successes and challenges around the company's global organisation design
  • Provided ongoing coaching and mentoring to colleagues in the broader business and delivered this with clear focused and defined outcomes in place (esp. first-time supervisors)
Apr 2013 - Jun 2014

Manager Global Master Data HR

BHP Billiton

Led a team of professionals that controlled organisation chart changes globally to provide organisation design governance.

  • Achieved 100% compliance on governance of high-risk organisation elements over 15 months.
  • Delivered significant high-level global organisational restructure in restricted time frame (5 days) to meet the new CEO’s strategy.
  • Delivered extensive and well-received 1-on-1 business engagement over five months to the global group of Heads of HR
  • Realigned the Master Data team to execute a significant corporate organisation restructure that came in hand with a new CEO and strategy. Incorporated a highly effective method of matching businesses with direct contact partners in the team.
  • Led the team successfully through a period of rapid transformation and exceptionally high work and request volume.
Dec 2010 - Mar 2013

Team Lead Global Master Data HR

BHP Billiton

Provided operational leadership and coaching to a group of professionals in a Group-level function

  • Achieved significant data quality improvements in the business, as evidenced through a 95% change acceptance rate.
  • Achieved a significant improvement in service speed, as evidenced through a reduction in form turnover speed from on average six to two business days.
  • Navigated the team (up to 11 direct reports) through transfor-mation from administrative to consultative services.


2000 - 2007

Master in Business and Computer Science (Diplom-Wirtschaftsinformatiker)

Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • Systems and Process Analysis, Design and Implementation
  • Computer Integrated Business with special focus on SAP R/3
  • Innovation Management and Environmental Economics
  • Chinese Language, Culture and History