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Roberto Nava

Partner, Milan

Robert is a partner at Bain & Company and is the head of Bain's Oil & Gas practice in Italy. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of Federprogetti (Association of Italian E&C companies)

Roberto has led projects on strategy, performance improvement and organization with a special focus on oil & gas (up-, mid- and down-stream), petrochemicals, oil field services (OFS) and engineering & contracting (E&C)

His relevant experience covers the whole oil & gas value chain in EMEA, Asia and Latin America. This includes the development of an organizational strategy of a giant field operator in Central Asia, a full potential program for a national oil company (Middle-East), an E&P-R&M integrated strategy for a Latam NOC to develop key markets (Western Europe) for future heavy oil, a strategy for a Fuel Marketing company in GCC, cross-border post-merger integration of two major OFS Contractors and full potential of corporate processes for a major oil company (focus: CFO and HRO). Roberto also has oil and gas expertise though his four-years plan development for an Italian engineering company to support IPO process, sustainability strategy definition for an OFS contractor, post-merger integration of two OFS Contractors, post-merger integration of four companies managing the regulated gas business (transportation, storage, distribution, LNG), low-cost-pole Engineering strategy design and re-organization of the worldwide operations (engineering, construction, project management, procurement) of an OFS contractor and operational excellence of the gas station network for an Italian oil downstream company.

Furthermore, Roberto has worked with overheads optimization and North-Sea operations re-organization for an oil company, an outsourcing and subcontracting strategy for maintenance operations of one of the largest Italian petrochemical sites, the development of an investment selection process for a Gas Transportation Company, a process redesign for a gas transportation company (network management, procurement, project control) and strategic sourcing and risk management process and tools design for a leading oil services contractor.

Roberto earned a degree in Business Administration at Bocconi University, Milan. After graduation he was involved in research and teaching activities at the University of Trento, at the Bocconi University and at SDA Bocconi Business School.

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