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Dumitru Dediu


Helps leading energy and capital-intensive companies with shaping their strategies and work in M&A, commercialization, negotiations, and transformations (including digital), bringing particular expertise in the gas and broader energy sector

Dumitru brings more than a decade of experience in serving energy and capital-intensive companies in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. He focuses on strategy, commercialization, and contract negotiations in gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) and also supports clients with M&A deals, digitization, and broader transformations.

Examples of Dumitru’s recent client projects include the following: 

  • supporting a leading energy company in shaping its strategy to grow a multibillion global LNG-portfolio business
  • advising on an industry-shaping M&A deal—including strategic idea generation, due diligence, negotiations, and integration planning—that delivered synergies 25 percent higher than expected within 24 months
  • developing a growth strategy and identifying specific opportunities in the energy sector, including cross-market discontinuities driven by energy transition (such as renewables, energy storage, and carbon emissions)
  • providing fact-based support in a price review for more than 10 long-term gas contracts situations, both buy and sell sides
  • developing a winning commercial value proposition to secure attractive long-term contracts by understanding buyers’ needs and preferences
  • helping a top 30 energy company with shaping and implementing a transformation program, resulting in the doubling of its share price in 18 months (across operational, procurement, digital, and organizational levers)
  • driving the transformation of an energy asset, including operational and commercial levers, to reflect energy-transition priorities
  • identifying multibillion-dollar digital-transformation potential—including an implementation road map (covering capabilities and change management)—supported by more than 50 concrete digital use cases (including 15 use cases to generate half of the total projected impact over next two to three years), for a leading energy business

Dumitru also leads McKinsey’s global gas and LNG team. He is the coauthor of the firm’s Global Gas & LNG Outlook overview and a contributor to the firm’s Global Energy Perspective summary. He has published several articles and is a regular speaker at leading industry forums, such as the Gastech Exhibition & Conference and the Flame Conference.

Published work

What’s next for natural gas: A talk with Williams CEO Alan Armstrong,” McKinsey & Company, May 2024

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

Crunch time in the North American LNG industry: How to meet demand,” McKinsey & Company, December 2023

The role of natural gas in the move to cleaner, more reliable power,” McKinsey & Company, September 2023

Leading through uncertainty in the energy and materials sectors,” McKinsey & Company, July 2023

How North American natural gas could alleviate the global energy crisis,” McKinsey & Company, November 2022

LNG portfolio optimization: Putting the business model to the test,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

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

Winning the race for world-class LNG optimization capabilities,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

The future of natural gas in North America,” McKinsey & Company, January 2020

Setting the bar for global LNG cost competitiveness,” McKinsey & Company, October 2019

Global gas & LNG outlook to 2035,” McKinsey & Company, September 2018

‘We’ve realized a ten-year strategy goal in one year’,” McKinsey & Company, June 2016

Sustaining impact from Australian LNG operations,” McKinsey & Company, April 2016


Erasmus University Rotterdam
MS, finance and investment
BS, international business administration

Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova
BA, international economics