Expert Details

Expert in Energy, Utilities and Engineering Based Businesses: Strategy, Operations & Systems; Energy Markets

Expert ID: 729209 Germany

Request Expert

Expert is a consultant and management expert in the utilities, energy, engineering and automation sectors. He has managed large national and international organizations (utilities, energy service and engineering companies and divisions) in Europe and Asia and has developed and delivered major projects for industrial, utility, commercial and government clients in the areas of fossil, renewable and alternative (distributed) power generation, (power) transmission and distribution, district energies (heating, cooling), industrial electrification, automation, contract maintenance and asset management, industrial energy efficiency and carbon footprint mitigation. He has led or participated in numerous acquisitions of companies or assets and has led new market entry efforts in China, India and SE Asia. He is further an expert in utility and engineering operations, including Lean Engineering and Manufacturing, Total Quality Management and Six Sigma (black belt) and Total Productive Maintenance. His current interests are i) in the market-driven transformation of the electric power system through distributed, renewable generation and storage, transmission "superhighways" and smart grid technology and services and ii) industrial (heavy energy users) and transport energy efficiency (electric vehicle infrastructure and management) and carbon footprint mitigation. His consulting assignments are mainly geared towards development of viable business models and winning strategies, assistance in strategy execution (including alliance building) and the building of high performance organizations and energy efficient processes and supply chains. Clients include technology and service providers, utilities, engineering and industrial companies and government bodies.
Expert has an MSc (Economics and Mathematics) from the University of Mannheim, Germany; a post-graduate Diploma (Industrial Engineering & Operations Research) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and an MBA from Cranfield University School of Management, UK
Expert has considerable experience in designing and delivering large energy efficiency /CO2 mitigation projects for both utility and industrial environments, including i) power: demand side management, demand response and load management and ii) energy performance contracting for industrial and complex facilities (hospitals, data centers and server farms, campuses, large shopping malls): on-site power generation, fuel switching (biomass) and waste-2-energy, energy management systems, energy efficiency industrial process retrofits (paper, steel, cement etc). He has also led projects to aggregate industrial loads for participation in capacity markets (balancing energy, demand response) and to integrate renewable generation into power markets. Through his participation in industrial associations and advisory groups he has provided analysis and advice to different levels of government on power and CO2 market design

His consulting assignments are mainly geared towards supporting energy efficiency and power management service service providiers in the development of viable business models and winning strategies, assistance in strategy execution (including alliance building) and the building of high performance organizations, processes and supply chains.
Expert has an MSc (Economics and Mathematics) from the University of Mannheim, Germany; a post-graduate Diploma (Industrial Engineering & Operations Research) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and an MBA from Cranfield University School of Management, UK

Expert experience in biomass and waste-2-energy comes from having built one of the large biomass / waste-2-energy / special gases businesses in Germany with over 30 plants of varying sizes (exceeding 200 MWe in total) including fresh and waste wood biomass, biogas from energy crops and agricultural and waste residue (anaerobic digestion, including processing of biogas into natural gas quality - biomethane), mine gas, landfill gas, refuse derived fuel (RDF) and others - either as stand-alone units or elements in larger energy systems (CHP with heat or steam production, district heating / cooling systems etc) in industrial or municipal environments. He is an expert in the strategic development and sustainable positioning of renewable generation and service businesses, including feedstock supply chains and contracting, EPC contracting, operations and risk management and financial structuring. He was also one of the first initiators in Germany of projects to integrate biomass based generators into virtual power plants to support and augment intermittent renewable generation (wind, solar) and to integrate renewable generation into capacity markets (balancing energy) and demand-driven load management systems

His consulting assignments are mainly geared towards supporting renewable energy generators and marketeers in the development of viable business models and winning strategies, assistance in strategy execution (including alliance building) and the building of high performance organizations, processes and supply chains.

Expert has an MSc (Economics and Mathematics) from the University of Mannheim, Germany; a post-graduate Diploma (Industrial Engineering & Operations Research) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and an MBA from Cranfield University School of Management, UK

As an ex-CEO and board member of utility companies, Expert has significant expertise in utility (power T&D, gas, district heating) concession contracts at the minicipal and state level and has consulted with municipalities and state governments on public-private-partnership (PPP) program design for electric vehicle infrastructure depoyment.

Expert has an MSc (Economics and Mathematics) from the University of Mannheim, Germany; a post-graduate Diploma (Industrial Engineering & Operations Research) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and an MBA from Cranfield University School of Management, UK

Expert has both line management and consulting expertise in lean management and performance optimization for utility (generation, transmission & distribution), engineering and heavy manufacturing operations and supply chains. He has led projects for drastic cycle time reductions and quality improvements through standardization, modularization and industrial process re-engineering in the delivery of large power plants and six sigma projects in engineering / manufacturing of power transformers, industrial turbines, MV switchgear, power plant operations and network operations and maintenance.
As a contractor (outsourced contract industrial maintenance) and/or operations consultant he has implemented Total Productive Maintenance projects (incl. risk based and reliability centered maintenance), in power generation and process industry environments, including petrochemical plants, steel mills and pulp & paper mills.
He has further managed a large international project in supply chain and distribution optimization of spare parts and technical field service operations and advised clients in the design of after sales and field service operations
Expert has an MSc (Economics and Mathematics) from the University of Mannheim, Germany; a post-graduate Diploma (Industrial Engineering & Operations Research) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and an MBA from Cranfield University School of Management, UK. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt (training at Motorola University and ABB)

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1993 Degree: MBA Subject: Business Administration Institution: Cranfield University School of Management
Year: 1986 Degree: Post-Graduate Diploma Subject: Industrial Engineering & Operations Research Institution: National Technical University of Athens
Year: 1983 Degree: MSc Subject: Economics & Mathematics Institution: University of Mannheim

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner / CEO Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2003 to 2008 Employer: Veolia Environnement Germany Title: Executive Vice President Department: Responsibilities: Head of Energy Division,
Head of Industrial Markets
Years: 2003 to 2008 Employer: Dalkia Germany Title: President & CEO Department: Responsibilities: CEO / General Management
Years: 2003 to 2003 Employer: MBI-Partnership Title: Partner Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2002 to 2003 Employer: Caterpillar Europe Title: Senior Advisor Department: Power Systems Responsibilities:
Years: 1992 to 2002 Employer: ABB Asea Brown Boveri Title: Group Vice President Department: Industry Responsibilities:
Years: 1990 to 1992 Employer: LB Knight & Associates / Knight Wendling Consulting Title: Senior Consultant Department: Strategy & Operations Consulting Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1998 to 2002 Country / Region: Asia / Pacific Summary: Head of ABB's regional Engineering & Service business. Based in Kuala Lumpur, covered the region from India to New Zealand
Years: 1993 to 1998 Country / Region: Global Summary: Based in Brussels was responsible for ABB's global Automation & Drives Service business
Years: 2002 to 2003 Country / Region: Netherlands, Switzerland, Europe Summary: Based in Geneva and Amsterdam, advised Caterpillar and managed the process for the start-up of a new pan-European venture in temporrary utilities and mobile power
Years: 2003 to 2008 Country / Region: Germany Summary: Was head of Veolia Energy and CEO of Dalkia in Germany and operates since then own consultancy based in Germany.
Years: 1987 to 1990 Country / Region: Singapore / Jakarta / Hong Kong Summary: Worked as a financial and business analyst for Salim Group in Singapore, Indonesia and Hong Kong

Additional Experience

Marketing Experience
Expertise in management (business models, industry trends, strategies, operations, supply and value chains, technologies) within following industries: power and electrical engineering; industrial automation, generation and distribution utilities, distributed & renewable energies, energy services, industrial services, industrial asset management and industrial process outsourcing;
Analysis expertise: Smart Grid (various applications), Energy storage, Transmission & Distribution, Industrial Automation, Renewable Energies, Energy Engineering & Contracting
Other Relevant Experience
Contracting, incl. Risk Management
Large Project Development (Energy, Infrastructure, Asset Management, Industrial Process Outsourcing)
Technology Commercialization: Cleantech, Renewable Energies
Restructuring & Operational Performance Improvement (Engineering and/or Heavy Manufacturing driven Businesses

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Fluent
Greek Fluent
Dutch Goodbasic speaking and writing
French Goodbasic speaking and writing

Fields of Expertise

Asia-Pacific market, business analysis, business case, business development, business intelligence, business operations, business plan, business process management, business process re-engineering, business strategy, business system design, business valuation, case strategy, cost-benefit analysis, electric power system, electric power transmission, electric power utility, electricity market restructuring, energy economics, energy industry behavior, energy market analysis, energy market development, European market research, gap analysis, globalization, international contract negotiation, international organization, organization strategy, supply chain management, international investment, conservation of energy, electricity demand-side management, electricity price, energy consumption, energy efficiency, energy management, energy system, energy-efficient process, facility management, industrial automation, industrial utility system, peak shaving, project execution planning, biomass energy system, concession contract, municipal utility planning, power utility resource planning, industrial maintenance management, just-in-time inventory, maintenance engineering, maintenance management, operating cost analysis, predictive maintenance, preventive maintenance, reliability-centered maintenance, total productive maintenance, total quality control, total quality management, world-class maintenance, business model, energy efficiency evaluation, measurement & verification, contracting, utility rate, management contract, strategy, business, energy supply, electricity market, modern management tools, contract negotiation, business management, equipment manufacturer, world-class manufacturing, life-cycle cost, alternative energy, extended service contract, total quality implementation, facility maintenance management, electric utility electric power distribution, maintenance management training, economics, cost reduction, cost analysis, business re-engineering, energy transmission, continuous quality improvement, benchmarking, electric power distribution, energy efficiency analysis, electric power, cost control, engineering, energy

Request Expert

Dev Tool:

Request: expert/energy-utilities-and-engineering-based-businesses-strategy-operations-systems-energy-markets
Matched Rewrite Rule: expert/([^/]+)(?:/([0-9]+))?/?$
Matched Rewrite Query: experts=energy-utilities-and-engineering-based-businesses-strategy-operations-systems-energy-markets&page=
Loaded Template: single-experts.php