Global Managing Director, Advisory, Digital, Environment, and Technologies
Director since: 2005
Nils Voermann has executive responsibility for Hatch’s Business Practices globally, including Advisory, Digital, Environment and Technology. These groups serve clients across the Mining & Metals, Infrastructure and Energy sectors.
Nils joined Hatch in 1989 as a Mechanical Engineer in our Toronto office. In 1995 he was appointed leader of Hatch’s Metallurgical Furnace Design Group. Through a string of innovative and successful projects in Canada, USA, South Africa, Colombia, Korea, and Australia, he expanded Hatch’s metallurgical furnace team more than four-fold. The Furnace Group achieved global scope, and became recognized as a world leader in its field. In 2003, Nils took on broader responsibility for development and commercialization of Hatch’s proprietary know-how, as Global Managing Director, Technologies.
From 2009 to 2013 Nils was based in Brisbane, Australia to provide leadership for Hatch’s expanding business in the Asia-Pacific region.
After his return to Canada, Nils took on progressively increasing responsibilities such that from 2016 he has been accountable for Hatch’s Advisory, Digital, Environmental and Technologies businesses. These areas, in conjunction with Hatch’s sector-specific subject matter expertise, provide high value professional services to clients with projects delivered across the business lifecycle—from investment planning and permitting, to design-supply-construction-commissioning of physical assets embodying our know-how, to digital solutions and operations improvement.
Nils is a graduate of Queen’s University in Canada where he received a BSc in Engineering. He subsequently earned an MBA from INSEAD in France. Nils is an award-winning author and presenter, holds several patents, and has received several awards including the Natural Resources Canada Technology Transfer Award and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Extraction and Processing Award. In 2011, he was awarded the Medal for Engineering Excellence by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). Nils is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).
An airplane pilot in his free time, Nils enjoys sharing his passion for flying with aspiring young aviators.