Marcel Brinkman is a partner in McKinsey’s London office, where he works with energy companies, oilfield services companies, investors and policymakers on topics in energy, sustainability and resource productivity and private equity.
Marcel leads McKinsey’s private equity hub in the London office, coordinating our service to the UK private equity market and serving a number of large and mid-cap firms on fund strategy, commercial due diligence and improvement opportunities in their portfolio companies.
In addition, Marcel leads our work on technology and private equity within the global Oil & Gas practice, helping to bring the best of McKinsey’s knowledge of technology and the service sector to our clients in oil and gas companies, oilfield services companies and private equity firms. This cross-fertilisation of perspectives yields deep insight into the development of technology and services for the energy industry.
Marcel’s recent projects include supporting a large energy company in developing its long-term international growth and M&A strategy; leading a strategy review of a major energy company’s alternative energy portfolio, including an assessment of investment opportunities in the wind, solar and biofuels sectors; and leading a strategic due diligence for a private equity company looking to buy a provider of shipping services for the oil and gas industry.
Marcel helped develop McKinsey’s carbon markets model and has extensive experience of supporting businesses and policymakers with climate change challenges. He advised the UK government on the strategy development and organization of the Green Investment Bank; helped a Middle Eastern country assess its emissions profile, establish the abatement potential and define its climate change strategy; and supported the UN high-level advisory group on climate change financing in its assessment of potential sources of finance for developing countries.
“The oil & gas supply chain returns to growth after more than two years,” McKinsey & Company, March 2017
“O&G looks to align an expected price rise with today's realities,” McKinsey & Company, December 2016
“Oil-field services sector gears up for a recovery ... but is not there yet,” McKinsey & Company, December 2016
“Five technologies for the next ten years,” McKinsey & Company, September 2016
“The oil field services and equipment market escapes its free fall,” McKinsey & Company, August 2016
“Five strategies to transform the oil and gas supply chain,” McKinsey & Company, July 2016
“Tough first quarter ends with signs of finding a bottom,” McKinsey & Company, May 2016
“Margins under pressure as market falls further,” McKinsey & Company, March 2016
“Quarterly perspective on oil field services and equipment,” McKinsey & Company, August 2015
Resource Revolution: Meeting the world’s energy, materials, food, and water needs, McKinsey Global Institute/Sustainability & Resource Productivity Practice, November 2011
“A new look at carbon offsets,” McKinsey Quarterly, February 2010
“How climate change could affect corporate valuations,” McKinsey Quarterly, October 2008
The landscape of climate finance, Climate Policy Initiative, October 2011
MBA, Business administration
Erasmus University Rotterdam
MSc, Finance and monetary economics
Erasmus University Rotterdam