A wealth of experience from oil and gas, analytical, and consulting backgrounds.
We understand the challenges and opportunities specific to the industry and we develop unique insights to help clients make better decisions.
Head of Energy Insights
James leads Energy Insights, rejoining McKinsey in 2011 as founding partner. He has almost 20 years' experience in the energy sector and brings expertise in offshore operations, due diligence, field development, and private equity to his role.
Before founding Energy Insights, James was a director at private equity firm Energy Capital Group and investment director at 3i, a multinational private equity and venture capital company. He spent five years at McKinsey as an Associate Principal after beginning his career as a field engineer at Shell E&P in the Netherlands and North Sea.
James holds a Masters in Engineering from Oxford University and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD and is a chartered mechanical engineer (CEng MIMechE).
Berend joined Energy Insights and now heads the global market analytics team out of London. He brings expert knowledge on oil and gas strategy, energy market forecasting, and advanced analytics to the role. Berend also leads Energy Insights R&D efforts in the areas of data, intellectual property, advanced analytics, and innovative client service models.
He previously served as a senior manager at McKinsey & Company in the Rome office.
Berend holds a degree in Theoretical Physics from Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
Luciano Di Fiori
Luciano is a VP for Market Analytics in the Americas, working from the Houston office. He has over ten years of experience in the oil and gas industry, with emphasis on North American unconventionals, global crude supply and demand, deep-water production and costs, and crude and products pricing.
He spent four years in strategic planning at CGC, an Argentine oil and gas company, before joining McKinsey’s Houston office in 2009. At McKinsey, he served as an Engagement Manager focusing on the oil and gas industry, working across the value chain and different functions.
Luciano holds a BA with honors in Industrial Engineering from the Instituto Technológico de Buenos Aires and an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Working from the London office, Paul leads our Performance Improvement team with a wealth of experience including a background in upstream strategy and operations, performance improvement, and implementation.
Paul has over ten years of experience advising and consulting on projects across the oil and gas industry. Previously with Schlumberger, he has worked across a range of E&P strategy and operations improvement topics both at a field and corporate level.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Systems from Leeds Metropolitan University and an MBA from Melbourne Business School.
Giovanni manages our Asia operations, based in our Singapore office. His expertise is focused on Offshore & Marine OFSE, Global Gas & LNG, and South East Asia energy markets.
Before joining McKinsey, Giovanni worked as an investment banking analyst for energy and industrials at Goldman Sachs. In his 10-year tenure at McKinsey, he conducted over 50 engagements, serving international clients across the energy sector value chain on strategy, transactions, and operations. Giovanni has been with Energy Insights since 2013, contributing to our OFSE due diligence capability and helping establish our Asia Pacific presence.
Giovanni holds a degree in Corporate Finance from Bocconi University and an MBA from Stanford University – Graduate School of Business.