K2 appoints Paul Franklin as Managing Director

K2, has appointed Paul Franklin as Managing Director, as part of its expansion programme throughout the UK and Europe. K2 is part of the Hanmi Global group of companies, an international PM CM organisation, headquartered in South Korea but with operations globally. Paul, who formerly held a role of Vice President at Britishvolt, will lead the strategic direction for the company’s ongoing growth alongside its board of directors and CEO.

Paul brings with him a wealth of experience as a chartered surveyor with a background in business management, mergers & acquisitions, investments, project management and construction. He also draws upon his leadership experience from his former role as an officer in the British Armed Forces.

K2 Managing Director, Paul Franklin, said: “This is an exciting time to be joining K2, and I’m delighted to be joining the Hamni Global group. K2 has made significant advances in the last few months, particularly establishing itself in the Northeast of England and securing the SeAH Wind project, the largest of its kind in the world. I look forward to leading the team into the future, as we continue to grow and expand the business in all disciplines and regions.”

Founder and CEO of K2, John Setra, added: “Paul’s impressive career spans various roles across the globe. This includes a tenure in the military serving in Afghanistan, as well as delivering Europe’s largest Mercedes-Benz dealership while at Lei Shing Hong Group. We’re thrilled that he has joined our team, helping to take the business to the next level.”

Paul’s most recent role as a Vice President at Britishvolt gave him responsibility for the project management office which oversaw projects across the UK and internationally including significant energy and infrastructure developments to support the UK’s first major Gigafactory development in the Northeast of England.

Paul is clear that the success of any business, particularly one in the consulting space, is down to its people. Paul is passionate that the K2 business operating as “one team” and supported by the depth and breadth of the Hamni Global network of companies is one that will set the conditions for success.

In his spare time, when Paul doesn’t have his hands full with his young family, he enjoys long distance running, cooking and walking.


Project: Mercedes Benz Dealership, Stockport