Clean energy expert Doug McMahon rejoins PA Consulting

14 September 2021 2 min. read
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Doug McMahon, an expert in sustainable energy, has rejoined PA Consulting as a partner in the energy and utilities practice. He is based in Boston.

McMahon has nearly 20 years of experience in electricity generation, transmission, and distribution systems. He has particular expertise building new clean energy businesses that draw on data, partnerships, and commercial transparency.

He spent the last year at Engie, a large France-based multinational utility firm, where he was a managing director. McMahon focused on creating and growing Engie’s sustainability and decarbonization business.

Before that, he spent five years at New York Power Authority, where he was VP of corporate strategy and led efforts to pivot the business to accelerating decarbonization in the state. McMahon also established and grew startup businesses in the areas of e-mobility and grid flexibility.Clean energy expert Doug McMahon rejoins PA Consulting McMahon was at PA Consulting between 2001 and 2015, rising to the position of managing consultant in the global energy practice. He delivered numerous business strategy and digital transformation programs across the energy and utility value chain.

McMahon holds an MBA in international business and a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Southampton, UK.

“We are delighted that Doug has rejoined PA. His arrival coincides with a significant period of growth for both the global industry and our Energy and Utilities practice,” Aris Karcanias, global head of PA Consulting’s energy and utilities practice, said. “Doug’s expertise further validates our position as a leading advisor to companies navigating the complexities of the energy transition, capitalizing on his experience in successfully implementing new business models, developing corporate strategy, and applied innovation.”

PA’s energy and utilities practice has advised on the development, purchase, sale, or financing of more than $50 billion in clean energy infrastructure in the last four years. The London-headquartered innovation and transformation consultancy was last month selected by the UK Department of Transport to deliver an iconic British electric vehicle charge point design.

The firm, which has 3,300 employees globally, earlier this year added Daniel Finn-Foley as a principal consultant and David Price as a partner in its US energy and utilities practice.