APDR March 2020: APDR Editor Kym Bergmann interviews Saab Chief Marketing Officer Dean Rosenfield

Kym: Let’s start with a bit of career background.

Dean: I served for 15 years in the Australian Army as an officer and left in 1999. I then spent two years as a management consultant, and at that time I was working for the Department of Defence as a project management consultant where the customer was Celsius Tech Australia. Through the relationship with Celsius Tech and Nick Hammond – who at the time was the managing director – when it came to the end of my contract Nick said, “Well, why don’t you come and work for us?” As a result I moved to the company and joined you in the Canberra office.

Kym: I recall it well.

Dean: I started off with business development in Canberra and then moved across to Adelaide at the beginning of 2002 as the Systems…

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Kym Bergmann
Kym Bergmann is the editor for Asia Pacific Defence Reporter (APDR) and Defence Review Asia (DRA). He has more than 25 years of experience in journalism and the defence industry. After graduating with honours from the Australian National University, he joined Capital 7 television, holding several positions including foreign news editor and chief political correspondent. During that time he also wrote for Business Review Weekly, undertaking analysis of various defence matters.After two years on the staff of a federal minister, he moved to the defence industry and held senior positions in several companies, including Blohm+Voss, Thales, Celsius and Saab. In 1997 he was one of two Australians selected for the Thomson CSF 'Preparation for Senior Management' MBA course. He has also worked as a consultant for a number of companies including Raytheon, Tenix and others. He has served on the boards of Thomson Sintra Pacific and Saab Pacific.


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