Managing Director & Senior Partner; Center for Energy Impact Chair
Maurice Berns has worked in the energy industry since 1993 and joined Boston Consulting Group in 2001. He is the Chair of BCG’s Center for Energy Impact and a member of the firm’s Energy practice leadership team. Maurice also serves on BCG’s Ombudsperson team and is a leader of the Risk and Compliance team.
Maurice has helped leading public and private sector companies in the oil, gas, power, and renewables sectors, with advice spanning the full energy value chain from the energy source through to the end consumer. He helps his clients navigate the energy trilemma, considering the challenges of energy sustainability, security and affordability. He is passionate about defining innovative solutions and leveraging opportunities that arise from energy transition, digital approaches, and value chain integration to create shareholder value.
Maurice actively develops opportunities for networking and professional development within the industry, where he facilitates CEO and senior leadership dialogue and engages with media, universities, and external conferences to share his insights.
Before joining BCG, Maurice worked with an independent energy trader in Germany and spent several years with Wintershall in Argentina. While at Wintershall, Maurice worked in oil and gas marketing and later in business development, including planning and commercial implementation of natural gas, LPG, and pipeline projects.
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