Partners in Performance hires consulting veteran Gerhard Prinsloo

06 April 2022 2 min. read
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Partners in Performance has strengthened its team in the Middle East with former Monitor Deloitte and Bain & Company partner Gerhard Prinsloo.

Gerhard Prinsloo joined the Australian-origin management consultancy in its Dubai office at the start of February, where he has been appointed a director and a leader in the firm’s Oil and Gas and Mining and Metals practices.

Prinsloo has over 30 years of professional experience, of which more than two decades in management consulting, and has worked and led projects across Canada, Europe, Russia, Central Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.

Gerhard Prinsloo, Director, Partners in Performance

Most recently, Prinsloo was a senior partner at Monitor Deloitte (the strategy consulting business of Deloitte) in Canada, where he advised mining, oil and gas and petrochemicals clients on strategy and digital transformation projects. Prior to this, he worked as an independent consultant and non-executive director, among others serving on the Board of Nornickel.

Earlier, Prinsloo worked four years at strategic consultancy Bain & Company in Russia, having previously spent eight years with Monitor Group (which was acquired by Deloitte to form Monitor Deloitte) in Germany and in Russia, where he led the firm’s launch and growth in the CIS region.

Notable projects he has worked on include: an integrated oil sands joint venture with an estimated value of more than $20 billion, for which he developed the digital strategy and technology development roadmap; leading major strategy projects at one of the world’s largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies; and helping Nornickel reduce capital requirements by more than $1 billion.

“Gerhard brings extensive experience in consulting, executive and director-level roles in natural resource extraction industries the firm. He will help us further our focus on helping oil and gas and mining and metals clients navigate the challenges they are facing,” said Bernhard Hartmann, Head of the Middle East at Partners in Performance.

One of the main challenges Prinsloo will focus on is energy transition. “No energy company or natural extraction operation will be unaffected by climate change or the pressure to undertake energy transition,” explained Hartmann.

“Heavy industries like mining and oil and gas are facing unique challenges amidst growing pressure to transition to low-carbon emissions,” added Prinsloo. “There are also significant opportunities for companies in this space to capture strategic and economic advantage.”

“I am looking forward to supporting clients as they embark on this challenging yet rewarding journey. I believe that the decisive, visionary leadership styles of state-owned and private companies gives the region a distinct competitive advantage against other energy producing countries.”