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Ole Rolser


Helps energy companies develop future-looking strategies that anticipate trends across fuels, industries, and regions

Ole leads our Global Energy Perspective team. In this role, he directs our efforts to understand the dynamics affecting future energy demand and creates forecasts across different fuels, industries, and regions.

In his advisory work, Ole works with leaders across the energy system as they seek to set new strategy and optimize company portfolios. He draws on extensive experience in gas marketing, contract arbitration, and renegotiation, while also addressing emerging opportunities in new energy segments. Working with clients in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, Ole helps shape strategies that balance supply security, cost, and decarbonization goals.

Examples of Ole’s recent client work include the following:

  • devising a long-term strategy and energy pool assessment for a global energy company, including a focus on hydrogen
  • designing a gas portfolio strategy for a leading European oil and gas company and developing an integrated negotiation and arbitration process
  • identifying a new energies strategy for a leading Asian industrial equipment manufacturer
  • developing a market perspective to help an oil and gas company anticipate gas prices across various European markets
  • conducting a strategic operating model review for an Asian international oil and gas upstream joint venture
  • developing a European regulatory strategy for a major international gas company

Published Work

Global Energy Perspective 2023: Energy value pools outlook,” McKinsey & Company, January 2024

Global Energy Perspective 2023: Sustainable fuels outlook,” McKinsey & Company, January 2024

Global Energy Perspective 2023: Transition bottlenecks and unlocks,” McKinsey & Company, January 2024

A balancing act: Securing European gas and power markets,” McKinsey & Company, April 2023

Charting the global energy landscape to 2050: Emissions,” McKinsey & Company, December 2022

Charting the global energy landscape to 2050: Sustainable fuels,” McKinsey & Company, July 2022

Global Energy Perspective 2021, McKinsey & Company, January 2021

Global Energy Perspective: Reference Case, McKinsey & Company, January 2019

Global Energy Perspective: Accelerated Transition, McKinsey & Company, November 2018

Five key questions clients ask about our energy demand outlook to 2050,” McKinsey & Company, May 2018

Past Experience

Booz & Company


Ulm University
Diploma, finance and economics