Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Celerant Consulting Extends Global Energy Practice Reach with Appointment of Maarten van Hasselt as the Americas Sector Lead

Celerant Consulting, Inc., a leading management consulting firm focused on Operational Strategy and Implementation, announced today that Maarten J. van Hasselt has joined the firm as Senior Vice President and Americas Sector Lead of its global energy practice. In this role, Maarten will lead a team to drive substantial operational and behavioral change for oil and gas companies resulting in sustainable financial improvement.

"Oil and gas exploration and production will become even more complex and face significant shifts in new ways of operating in unconventional plays," said Maarten. "In downstream tight margins and continually changing feedstock logistics require executives to focus relentlessly on driving out costs while increasing utilization and preserving safe, environmentally responsible operations. These pressures are increasing while the industry experiences a decreasing talent pool. Doing more with less requires unlocking everyone's potential to implement strategy and obtain sustainable improvements," concludes van Hasselt.

Maarten has a combination of oil and gas industry and consulting experience. His industry experience includes time with three industry leaders where he held various roles in operational strategy and business development. His consulting experience spans the entire value chain and multiple continents.

"With deep experience in operational excellence, complex solution design and delivery, new market entry, and mergers & acquisitions, Maarten brings a wealth of relevant sector knowledge that complements our overall global sector strategy," said Allen Friedman, Americas President, Celerant Consulting, Inc.

Maarten was previously Director of Global Partnerships with GE Oil & Gas Inc. where he was responsible for long term relationships with oil and gas companies. Before joining GE Oil & Gas, he worked in multiple roles during an extensive international career with Royal Dutch Shell and Repsol. Additionally, during his career Maarten also served as a partner in an international consultancy firm. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Technical University Delft and an MBA from Erasmus/Wharton.

About Celerant Consulting, Inc.

Celerant is a global management consultancy that provides operational strategy and implementation consulting to organizations around the world. Celerant delivers real and sustained change that positively impacts their clients operationally, financially and culturally. The value-based consulting approach engages clients in a mutually beneficial set of outcomes that drives commitment and lasting enterprise performance. This certainty of results is nothing new. It has been an integral part to Celerant's clients' satisfaction for the past 25-years.

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