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Cristiano Rizzi

Partner & Managing Director


Based in Dubai, Cristiano Rizzi specializes in energy and infrastructure capital projects. Cristiano is well-versed in critical topics affecting the entire energy value chain (from upstream to downstream); he boasts extensive knowledge in the areas of petrochemicals, power generation, renewables, and the engineering, procurement and contracting (EPC) market.

Cristiano’s primary expertise lies in market strategy, joint ventures, investment planning, operating models, business transformation, and change management.

Cristiano has garnered almost 15 years of experience in management consulting. In the past decade or so, he has worked with a number of national energy companies, governments, government agencies, and energy supermajors. Throughout his professional career, Cristiano has been actively involved in many international oil and gas and petrochemical projecs supporting IOCs and NOCs in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the US, and Asia.

Over the years, he has provided advisory services related to a wide range of issues pertaining to governance, strategic planning, portfolio management, capital projects effectiveness, operational readiness, operational improvement, and organizational effectiveness—across both upstream and downstream sectors.

Cristiano’s most relevant projects to date include reviewing the vision and mission of a Gulf Cooperation Council LNG player; devising an upstream strategy for a Southeast Asian NOC; reorganizing the upstream division of a major oil and gas company; designing the new balance scorecard and performance management system of a Middle East NOC; formulating the 2020 upstream and downstream infrastructure strategy and plans of a Southeast Asian NOC; supporting the set-up of a new joint venture in Iraq for an international E&P consortium; and conducting a gas and condensate evacuation study for a Russian consortium.

  • Energy, including governance, planning, portfolio management, and capital projects
  • Setup of joint ventures
  • Investment planning
  • Operating models
  • Business transformation
  • Change management
  • Energy, including governance, planning, portfolio management, and capital projects
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