About Berend

Berend is a partner with McKinsey’s Energy Insights work, overseeing energy-market research, advanced analytics, and new business models, with a global team spanning Amsterdam, Houston, London, Singapore, and Warsaw. He leads the development of a technological platform that will host a wide range of online practice solutions to support strategy and operations client work. Berend is currently also leading a series of exciting new investments in real-time market monitoring using satellite data, internet scraping, and machine learning to develop new value positions for commodity traders.

Berend has served upstream, midstream, and combined cycle gas turbine companies on strategy, organizational, and postmerger-management issues with a North African and European footprint. His client work includes defining the market strategy for an Australian gas player and helping a major data-intelligence provider with the development of a new product strategy.

Past Experience

Danone
Purchasing manager

Education

Utrecht University
MSc, theoretical physics