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Berend Heringa


Brings expert knowledge on oil and gas strategy, energy-market forecasting, proprietary data, and advanced analytics

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.

Published Work

Global Energy Perspective 2023: Natural gas outlook,” McKinsey & Company, January 2024

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

The impact of decarbonization on the gas and LNG industry,” McKinsey & Company, June 2021

Global gas outlook to 2050,” McKinsey & Company, February 2021

Past Experience

Purchasing manager


Utrecht University
MSc, theoretical physics