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Occo Roelofsen

Senior Partner, Amsterdam
Brings global experience in the energy sector, with particular expertise in energy transitions, capital-project execution, and performance transformations

About Occo

Occo is the leader of our global Oil & Gas Practice. He works with power and natural-gas clients across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, North America, Russia, and Southeast Asia.

Examples of his recent client projects include the following:

  • advising on portfolio choices in a rapidly changing energy landscape, including developing global and regional energy scenarios for private companies and governments
  • assessing opportunities for the large-scale use of advanced analytics and digital technologies at several organizations and helping to develop strategies and implement programs to capture value
  • supporting oil and gas clients in developing a decarbonization approach for their existing assets
  • evaluating the performance of large capital projects and helping to identify and capture step-change improvements during execution
  • supporting clients with organizational-design and operational-improvement programs

Occo has also served clients on a wide variety of other issues involving corporate strategy, market outlooks, renewable energy, and new business opportunities.

Published work

The future is now: How oil and gas companies can decarbonize,” McKinsey & Company, January 2020

How industry can move toward a low-carbon future,” McKinsey & Company, July 2018

A framework for fostering effective energy transitions,” McKinsey & Company, April 2018

How technology is reshaping supply and demand for natural resources,” McKinsey Global Institute, February 2017

Accelerating the energy transition: cost or opportunity?,” McKinsey & Company, September 2016

Is peak oil demand in sight?,” McKinsey & Company, June 2016

Never let a good crisis go to waste,” McKinsey & Company, (PDF–686 KB)

Another oil shock,” McKinsey Quarterly, November 2011

“Oil and gas: New sources of growth” in “Africa’s path to growth: Sector by sector,” McKinsey & Company, June 2010

Averting the next energy crisis: The demand challenge,” McKinsey Global Institute, March 2009


INSEAD, Fontainebleau

Delft University of Technology
MA, system engineering