Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, a leading global consultancy, has appointed Eduardo van-Zeller Neto as partner and head of the Energy & Utilities and Oil & Chemicals Competence Centers in the Middle East region.

He has previously worked for an international consultancy advising global clients in the oil & gas, chemicals and utilities (power, water and renewables) industries.

Van-Zeller Neto is a global expert in business unit strategy, corporate strategic planning, investment & portfolio strategy and large transformation projects. He holds an MBA from IESE Business School in Spain and from MIT Sloan School of Management in the US, as well as a degree in economics from NOVA School of Business and Economics in Portugal.

“Our major energy clients in the Middle East are facing significant strategic challenges under the current low oil price scenario, in particular on effective management of large capex programs and operational efficiency improvement, whilst coping with an increasing domestic demand,” said van-Zeller.

“Roland Berger is the global strategy consulting firm best position to support our energy clients through this important period given our proven track-record in large capital programmes and in operational expenditure optimization programs globally and in the Middle Eastern region.”

Denis Depoux, senior partner and global leader on Energy and Utilities practice, said: “Our fast growing Middle East energy team, together with our global network of dedicated Oil & Chemicals and Energy & Utilities Partners and Experts bring the best global expertise across all steps of the energy value chain.

“Roland Berger’s singularity as the only leading global strategy consultancy with German heritage uniquely positions us to provide strategic and operational advisory services to the political and business stakeholders in the Gulf energy sector.

“We are pleased to announce Eduardo van-Zeller Neto’s recruitment as head of the Energy practice for the Middle East,” he added.

Roland Berger appointed a total of eight new partners, five of whom are based at the company’s headquarters in Munich and others in Paris, Zurich and Dubai.

Source: Trade Arabia