Managing Director & Senior Partner
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 and digital strategy, operating models, business transformation, and change management.
Cristiano has gained over 20 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 the setup of new digital ventures for a Gulf Cooperation Council energy player; defining the renewable strategy for a GCC country; 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; conducting a gas and condensate evacuation study for a Russian consortium.
Better energy storage technology and renewable costs will be key drivers in the future, where key industry players should expect more grid parity with fewer incentives.
Translating growing consumer awareness of the threats posed by global warming into sustainable behavior and practices requires action by the public and private sectors alike.
COVID-19 has significantly impacted the global energy industry. Responses from 2020 BCG National Energy Operator survey indicate that the most common response to the crisis has been to “defend and protect” the supply chains by ensuring availability of materials. Very few have pursued bolder, more structural cost-reduction measures.