Torsten Ketelsen OAM brings a wealth of experience to the Perron Institute.
Mr Ketelsen is currently the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Western Australia, Managing Partner of Ketelsen Enterprise Pty Ltd and Founder and Non-Executive Director of GMA Garnet Group. Torsten serves on the Board of Governors of the WA Museum Foundation and is Patron of the West Australian German Business Association and the Society for Australian German Student Exchange. Torsten has served as President and Patron of various associations, a past member of the West Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, International Trade Service Committee and he has also won several awards. In June 2018 Torsten received the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to Australia-Germany relations, to business and to the community. In 2016, Torsten received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, and in 2015 the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Industry) business award. Over the years, Torsten has received numerous accolades including the Ernst & Young 2008 Australian Entrepreneur of the Year (Technology & New Industries), 2007 Australian Export Award, 2006 International Business Council Award, 1990 West Australian Export Award and 1989 West Australian Export Award. Torsten is also Chair of the Fundraising Committee.