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Godart van Gendt

Senior Expert, Amsterdam
Leads work on energy transition with a focus on power and mobility, supporting businesses and investors to identify and capture business opportunities aligned to the energy transition

About Godart

Godart is a senior expert in McKinsey’s Sustainability and Electric Power & Natural Gas Practices. He leads work on energy transition with a focus on power and mobility, supporting businesses and investors to identify and capture business opportunities aligned to the energy transition.

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

  • helping an international green fuels developer assess the market size for hydrogen, ammonia, and synfuels for the mid-term and long-term, and an international renewable developer on their market entry and technology strategy
  • supporting an integrated utility with their hydrogen and energy transition strategy, and a public–private consortium to develop a hydrogen investment agenda
  • supporting a long-duration energy storage firm develop their growth strategy, and an international battery integrator develop a battery business case
  • accelerating the growth of new ventures, such as a subscription-based electric mobility business, and performing a due diligence on a specialty solar company

In addition to his client work, Godart has co-led research on “net-zero Europe” and is a leader in the development of McKinsey’s sustainability analytics capabilities—including the decarbonization pathway optimizer. He is a board member of the Asia–Pacific Hydrogen Association.

He worked in Asia–Pacific from 2013–2020, based out of Australia and New Zealand, and recently moved back to the Netherlands. He received a MSc in physics at Delft University of Technology, majoring in nuclear physics, and an MBA with distinction at INSEAD.

Publications

How the European Union could achieve net-zero emissions at net-zero cost, McKinsey & Company, December 2020

Education

INSEAD
MBA

Delft University of Technology
MSc, applied physics