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04 December 2019

Baringa confirms ambition to grow in continental Europe with the hiring of Annemie Viaene and Alpaslan Dilekci

Baringa is delighted to announce the addition of two new partners to our European energy and resources practice.

Annemie Viaene

Annemie-(1).jpgAnnemie’s focus will be on bolstering Baringa’s Austrian, Swiss and German (ASG) operations, and extending operations further into the Benelux region and France.

Previously Managing Partner of the Benelux practice of Sia Consulting, and with over 25 years of experience in energy, Annemie has a strong vision for the future of the energy industry, driven by her background in helping firms with:


  • The shift to clean energy sources
  • Decentralised energy management, and customer autonomy
  • European market integration, and new EU energy market regulation
  • Product and service innovation.

Annemie Viaene says, “This is an exciting time for the fast-evolving energy industry. It is clear that market players will revert to real expertise and deep market and technology knowledge to help them design no-regret strategies. I am thrilled to be working with Baringa to offer forefront expertise, helping firms design and value the newest concepts, analyse options, calculate business impacts and manage their operational change.“

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Alpaslan has joined Baringa to head up its energy and resources practice in Austria, Switzerland and Germany (ASG).

A dedicated energy and infrastructure expert, Alpaslan has 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; followed by strategy and operations consulting services for the sector in EMEA with a focus on ASG.

Alpaslan has lead numerous complex and cutting-edge projects across EMEA dedicated to clean energy growth, digital transformation and operational excellence as has advised key European and regional players, international investors, consortiums and governmental bodies. His focus areas are:

  • Transformation and investment into future energy systems
  • Decarbonised and innovation-driven solutions by client centric organisations
  • Continuous operations excellence in context of digital and demographic shifts.

Alpaslan Dilekci says, “It is evident that every part of our world is evolving with unexpected velocity and impact, requesting smart solutions for inherited and new challenges. 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 uniquely collaborative approach.”

David Hatcher, lead partner for Baringa’s energy and resources practice, says, “Continental Europe started its energy transition many years ago, and energy policy has played a key role in many economic decisions. 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. We welcome Annemie and Alpaslan to the partnership and are confident in their expertise to further expand our award-winning services to clients across Europe.”