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Michele Pani


Co-leads the Electric Power & Natural Gas Practice in the UK, working with energy and electricity companies on multiple topics—including strategy, operational excellence, regulatory, and capability building—with a particular focus on implications of NetZero and energy transition for the power sector

Michele has more than 20 years of experience in the power and energy industry across Europe, Africa, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, and Australia. Since joining McKinsey, Michele has worked extensively in the energy sector across the whole value chain, supporting policy makers and regulators, private energy companies, and state-owned enterprises.

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

  • supporting an energy player in defining the sustainability targets and detailing the sustainability roadmap, with a focus on the emission abatement
  • redefining the “future proof” strategy for an international utility player to pivot towards renewables and sustainable businesses
  • advising an electricity regulator on the power-sector restructuring
  • defining the business-portfolio strategy and generation operational-excellence programs for a power company
  • designing the finance transformation program and portfolio allocation for a major state-owned power company
  • developing the country carbon-abatement and energy-efficiency roadmap by sizing and identifying initiatives in various sectors for a national agency
  • helping a gas-importing country in defining the best procurement framework and relevant protocols for the regasification plant to ensure energy security as well as a competitive source of supply
  • leading the generation operational-excellence program at a large integrated power company
  • designing the transformation program at a large power company, including review of 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

Published work

Facing the future: Net zero and the UK electricity sector,” McKinsey & Company, February 2022

Past experience

Boston Consulting Group
Project leader

Saipem (Eni Group)
Project manager


SDA Bocconi School of Business

Trieste University
Undergraduate degree, mechanical engineering