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Michele Pani

Partner, Kuala Lumpur
Coleads our work in electric power and natural gas in Southeast Asia, supporting clients on a range of issues, including strategy, operational efficiency, multiyear transformations, and energy policies

About Michele

Michele coleads our Electric Power & Natural Gas Practice in Southeast Asia, based in Kuala Lumpur. He has more than 20 years of experience in the power and energy industry and has deep expertise in Southeast Asia, having moved to the region in 2008 to better serve clients. Since joining McKinsey, he has worked extensively in the energy sector, with government bodies and regulators, private energy companies, and state-owned enterprises. He serves these organizations on multiyear transformations, strategy, energy policies, and operational efficiency to help them achieve sustainable improvement at scale.

Michele has worked with clients across Europe, Africa, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, and Australia.

Examples of Michele's recent client work include the following:

  • leading the power-sector restructuring and regulatory strategy of an electricity regulator in Southeast Asia
  • defining the business-portfolio strategy and generation operational-excellence programs for a state-owned power company in Indonesia
  • designing the finance transformation program for a major state-owned power company in Southeast Asia
  • developing the carbon-abatement and energy-efficiency roadmap by sizing and identifying initiatives in various sectors for a national agency
  • helping gas-importing countries in defining the best procurement framework and relevant protocols for the regasification plant to ensure energy security as well as competitive source of supply
  • designing the energy mix of a Southeast Asian country, including designing the nuclear program, to ensure the future energy security of the nation
  • leading the generation operational-excellence program at a large state-owned power company
  • helping with the transformation program at a large power company, which included reviewing their five-year strategy, customer-service improvement, and international and new-business expansion strategy
  • assisting a government agency in shaping the roadmap for alternative technologies in land transportation and in designing the business model for electric vehicles

Past experience

Boston Consulting Group
Project leader

Saipem (Eni Group)
Project manager


SDA Bocconi School of Business

Trieste University
Undergraduate degree, mechanical engineering