Keshlan Mudaly is a lead member of Boston Consulting Group's Climate & Sustainability and Energy practices, and the hydrogen node for BCG in Africa. He began his career as a mechanical engineer working on various power stations in South Africa.
Kesh works with clients in energy, chemicals, and retail industries in both South Africa and Europe. He is currently focusing his work on decarbonization pathways for South Africa, especially in the energy sector, and has expertise in green hydrogen/PTX, sustainability, and large scale climate transformation.
Kesh was the lead on BCG's NBI National Study: Climate Pathways & Just Transition to Net Zero, which studied establishing a fact base on how South Africa can achieve net zero by 2050, to support decision making at COP26.
Prior to joining BCG, Kesh was a Program Manager at Office Depot, and a Senior Consultant at MAC Consulting.
South Africa has an opportunity to grow its manufacturing sector into a global green hub that supports its socio-economic development.
Decarbonising the transport sector will require shifting to more efficient modes of transport and scaling up the uptake of net-zero vehicles by 2050.
The cost of inaction to climate change in South Africa is massive: at risk are 50% of export value, ~1m direct jobs and 15% of GDP if no actions are taken. There is a clear imperative to achieve net-zero emissions through a Just Transition by 2050.
Funding South Africa's Just Transition to net-zero will be a mammoth task, requiring coordinated efforts from stakeholders across the economy to unlock the ~ZAR 6 trillion required to fund needed infrastructure investments.
BCG's Kesh Mudaly and the Environmental Defense Fund's Mandy Rambharos explore what stakeholders across society must do to make sure no one is left behind in the global energy transformation.
Expanded use of low-carbon hydrogen and the fuels derived from it is critical to slowing global warming. Can we develop the renewable energy needed to make them?
The Role of Gas in South Africa’s Path to Net-Zero analyses how gas can enable the integration of renewable energy at scale in the power sector and the phase-out of coal as a feedstock in the production of synthetic fuels (synfuels).
Climate change poses a significant threat to the continent. But as global decarbonization efforts intensify, Africa could emerge as a green powerhouse.
The decarbonisation of South Africa’s Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use (AFOLU) sector analysis aims to provide an understanding how driving a Just Transition towards a decarbonised, climate-resilient South African AFOLU sector will be vital to ensuring the availability of healthy and sustainable food supply.
The Decarbonising South Africa’s Petrochemicals and Chemicals Sector report confirms the petrochemicals and chemicals sector as a key contributor to South Africa’s energy security, and as a significant role-player in a decarbonised economy in the long-term.
South Africa’s mining sector is a key socio-economic contributor. To remain competitive globally, it will need to decarbonise, respond to shifting value pools, and adapt to local climate change impacts – while ensuring a Just Transition.
A Power Sector Decarbonisation Report by the National Business Initiative (NBI), Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) shows that it is possible for South Africa to decarbonise its economy, by around 2050, and looks at ways to ensure a just transition that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable and which leaves no one behind.