Baringa adds Baris Ertan as North American energy & resources lead

09 June 2021 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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Baringa, a London-headquartered management and technology consultancy, has welcomed Baris Ertan as partner and leader of the energy & resources practice in North America. He is based in Houston.

In his new role, Ertan will be tasked with driving growth in Baringa’s energy and commodity trading offering while strengthening the firm’s overall energy & utilities presence in North America.

Ertan has over 24 years of experience in energy trading, commercial operations, and risk management across oil, natural gas, LNG, electricity, and environmental markets. He has supported clients on business and IT strategy, operating model development, risk and compliance, technology transformation, business process design, and vendor selection.

Prior to joining Baringa, Ertan spent 12 years at Accenture, where he was latterly a managing director and global trading & risk lead. He was also previously a partner and commercial trading segment lead at consulting firm The Structure Group, where he spent 12 years.

Baringa adds Baris Ertan as North American energy & resources lead

"The clean energy transition is well underway around much of the world, with trillions of dollars of new investment required," said David Hatcher, Baringa's energy and resources lead. "Trading and optimization is at the heart of unlocking value in these new assets and business models which will sustainably power the future, while responsibly transitioning from the past.  We couldn't ask for a better leader than Baris to join our team to help us lean into this truly global opportunity."

Founded in 2000, Baringa Partners provides consulting services to clients in financial services, energy and resources, retail, pharma, the public sector, and technology, media, and telecom (TMT).

Baringa’s offerings span technology transformation, data and analytics, economic advisory, supply chain, people and change, and risk and compliance, among other areas. The firm has more than 1,000 employees across offices in Europe, the US, Singapore, and Australia.

The firm entered the North American market in 2017 with the opening of a New York office, and launched its North American energy & utilities practice in 2019.

"I'm thrilled to be joining a team with the brand and industry focus of Baringa," said Ertan.  "I have had the opportunity to lead large consulting teams in the past which have achieved a great deal of success and garnered consistent industry accolades, but I am excited about building something truly unique at Baringa – measured by our clients' successes and the growth opportunities for our people."

Baringa has been working to expand its North American presence and offerings. The consulting firm last year launched offerings in climate financial risk modeling; transaction services for power and gas markets; and transformation advisory for power networks shifting to renewables and distributed energy resources.