René Willemars is an oil and gas expert and a core member of the Energy and Industrial Goods practice areas at Boston Consulting Group. He is a leader of the Decommissioning Business Line for the firm.

His recent relevant case experience includes setting up NexStep (the Netherlands’ platform for re-use and decommissioning of oil and gas infrastructure), as well as large capital project management improvement programs across oil and gas majors and contractors. He has also led M&A and transformation efforts in the downstream oil and gas and chemicals industries.

In his spare time, René is involved with several incubators in the energy space and is on the board of AIESEC the Netherlands, a youth-driven, non-profit organization. René was a contributor to the BCG report, “A Roadmap for Cutting Decommissioning Costs by 30%.”


  • MBA, Dean’s List, INSEAD
  • MPhil, Engineering, Cambridge University (graduated first in class)
  • BSc, Industrial Engineering (honors), Eindhoven University of Technology
  • BSc, Economics (honors), Tilburg University
Deep Expertise, Broad Experience