Luis Uriza to head EMEA Oil & Gas practice for Bain & Company

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LUIS URIZA TO HEAD EMEA OIL & GAS PRACTICE FOR BAIN & COMPANY

NEW YORK – April 23, 2012 – Luis Uriza, an expert in energy sector strategy and financing, has been named head of Bain & Company’s EMEA Oil & Gas Practice, effective immediately. His appointment was announced today by Peter Parry, head of Bain’s Global Oil & Gas Practice.

In his new and expanded role, Mr. Uriza will lead the oil and gas sector work for Bain throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa, focusing on client priorities across the region, such as upstream growth, capturing of exploration opportunities, capital project development, downstream performance, development of the gas sector, stabilisation of energy supply and fuel retail profitability.

“Luis has been advising key players in the energy industry across five regions for more than two decades and has been leading our energy sector work in Europe since 2009,” Mr. Parry said. “His experience in the energy industry will be invaluable as we continue expanding our global offering in the oil and gas sector in the EMEA region.”

Bain’s work with oil and gas interests has quadrupled in the last four years and covers all facets of the industry – government and national oil companies, international majors, independents, petrochemical producers, renewable energy companies and oil field service firms, as well as private equity investors and sovereign wealth funds, in areas such as exploration and production, refining, technology, regulatory and environmental compliance, alternative energy, mergers and acquisitions, and growth and investment strategy.

Bain has expanded in recent years to meet demand, with new offices opening in Rio de Janeiro and Perth in 2011 and in Houston in 2010, and now serves the industry directly from offices in all world regions.

Mr. Uriza is one of three regional practice leaders named today to head Bain’s Oil & Gas Practice and he is based in London. He has extensive experience working with international major oil and natural gas companies, national oil companies, engineering and service companies, investment funds, multilateral development agencies and financial institutions in Europe, the United States, Middle East, Latin America and Africa, on assignments involving strategy, performance improvement, cost reduction and acquisitions.

Before joining Bain, Mr. Uriza was a partner at a leading global consulting firm. He is a graduate of the Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia, with a degree in economics and finance.

Editor's Note: To arrange an interview with Mr. Uriza, please contact Cheryl Krauss at +1 646 562 7863 or via email at cheryl.krauss@bain.com.

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