Michael Kruse leads Arthur D. Little's Energy & Utilities practice

06 May 2019 Consultancy.eu 3 min. read
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Michael Kruse, a partner of Arthur D. Little in Germany, has been appointed the new global leader of the firm’s Energy & Utilities practice. 

“Michael’s mission is to build on Arthur D. Little’s strong profile and lead the practice forward as the energy market transforms in the coming years,” said Ignacio García Alves, Chief Executive Officer of the global management consulting firm. 

In his new role, Kruse leads one of the firm’s larger practices – the arm works with clients including energy providers (conventional, nuclear, renewables), energy distributors, transmission-system operators and utilities, as well as government policymakers and energy institutions. Among the offerings the unit provides are strategy, operational excellence, CAPEX management, mergers & acquisitions, digitisation, innovation, human resources and organisation.Michael Kruse heads Arthur D. Little's Energy & Utilities practiceThe newly appointed leader of the Energy & Utilities practice has been with Arthur D. Little for over 11 years, previously serving Capgemini Consulting (now Capgemini Invent) for nearly four years. During his time in consulting, he has gained experience with strategy, organisation and project management of large-scale capital investment programmes in the power sector, including conventional and renewable energies as well as power grids. His most recent consulting work explored the future of nuclear generation, offshore wind and corporate transformation in the digital era.

Frankfurt-based Kruse formerly headed Arthur D. Little’s Central European region of the Energy & Utilities practice. “Michael has contributed substantially to the growth of Arthur D. Little and the practice by demonstrating our leadership in helping our energy clients transform their strategies and operations.” 

Commenting on his promotion, Kruse said, “This is an exciting time in the energy sector – it is currently undergoing enormous transformation, driven by the rise of alternative and renewable energy sources, changing consumption patterns, such as around mobility, and digitalisation. Existing players will need to shift their strategies and business models to innovate and grow. Along with my team, I look forward to helping our clients to thrive in this radically different world.” 

In other recent appointments of top German consultants, Matthias Tauber was named as CEO for BCG in Germany and Austria, while Iris Grewe last year took the helm at BearingPoint in Germany, also holding the responsibility for the firm’s teams in the Czech Republic and Romania.