Annemie Viaene and Alpaslan Dilekci join Baringa's Energy arm

11 December 2019 3 min. read

UK-headquartered consulting firm Baringa has in recent months added two new partners in mainland Europe. Both Annemie Viaene and Alpaslan Dilekci work in the firm’s Energy and Resources practice. 

Annemie Viaene joined Baringa Partners from rival Sia Partners, where she was a managing partner and head of the firm’s Benelux region, spanning Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. After spending fifteen years working in the energy & utilities industry in Belgium, she co-founded Sia Partners’ Belgium office in 2006.

Under her leadership, Sia Partners managed to grow its Belgian and Dutch offices (launched in 2009) to over 100 consultants, and claim a position as a leading advisor to clients in mainly the energy, financial services, resources and utilities space.

At Baringa, a consulting firm with around 650 employees in the UK, Germany, the UAE, Australia and the US, Viaene will focus on energy and resource clients in the DACH region – Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Leveraging her Benelux background, she will also seek to extend Baringa’s offerings into the Benelux and France.Annemie Viaene and Alpaslan Dilekci - BaringaCommenting on her new challenge, she said, “I am thrilled to be working with Baringa to offer energy expertise, helping firms design and value the newest concepts, analyse options, calculate business impacts and manage their operational change."

Meanwhile, Alpaslan Dilekci has joined Baringa as Head of its Energy and Resources practice in Austria, Switzerland and Germany. He brings over fifteen years of experience to the role, having spent the majority of his career in the European energy industry and worked for some of Europe’s leading energy companies in corporate and trading functions.

He joined from msg, a German business and technology consultancy, where he was a partner. Before that, he was a director at PwC in its Consulting division, working for clients in the energy, utility and mining sectors, as well as large infrastructure players involved in capital projects tied to energy utilities.

Dilekci stated; “Baringa and I have a mutual desire to help clients solve their global and local challenges, and to ensure sustainable and profitable businesses. Being part of an incredible team with market leading expertise, I am keen to deliver these concepts and solutions to our clients, discovering and helping them fulfill their full potential with our collaborative approach.”

David Hatcher, who leads Baringa’s Energy and Resources practice globally, welcomed the duo, stating; “We are confident in their expertise to further expand our services to clients across Europe.” 

“Energy businesses, but also businesses across other sectors, are rethinking the role they are going to play in a newly forming energy value chain, the value they provide to their customers, and ultimately how they will be reducing carbon emissions. At Baringa, we are proud to help clients solve their mission-critical challenges, and to develop implementable advice.”