Barry Van Bergen

Director, Lead Strategy Group, Oil & Gas Practice

KPMG in the UK

Barry is a director and the lead for chemicals in the Strategy Group with KPMG in the UK. He has experience across the sector from petrochemicals through to specialty chemicals and biochemicals. He supports clients across North America, Europe and Asia with strategic and operational improvement programs, including organic and M&A driven growth, portfolio and pricing management, enterprise-wide optimization and divestments.

  • Advisory
  • Chemicals and Performance Technologies
  • Enterprise
  • Growth
  • Management Consulting
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Product portfolio management
  • Strategy and Operations
  • Transactions
  • PhD, Chem Eng and Biotechnology McGill University, Canada

  • M.Sc., Bioresource Engineering, McGill University, Canada

  • B.Sc., Stellenbosch, South Africa

  • Awarded Canadian National Science and Engineering Reseach Council Post Graduate Research Fellowship

  • Strategic: Business and Operating model development and design. Market participation and investment options/returns analysis, Network growth, Footprint optimisation, Establishment of advantaged assets

  • Commercial: Pricing, Revenue management, Transaction execution, Customer portfolio management and optimisation, Competitor cost to serve analysis, customer churn management, debt and working capital management

  • Operational: Value chain integration, production operations, maintenance, storage and handling, power and utilities, barge, rail and truck fleet optimisation, field force optimisation, customer contact management, metering, billing, procurement, finance, HR, IT

  • M&A: buy-side and sell-side transactions covering pre-deal, in-deal and post-deal activity, upside identification, operational due diligence and commercial due diligence.