Selected People Profiles
|David Jacoby, CEP, CSCP, C.P.M., CTL, CIRM, CFPIM
Operations Design and Performance Management Expert
David Jacoby has been consulting for over 25 years in operations strategy, of which the last eight have focused on the gas, oil, and power industries. He wrote Optimal Supply Chain Management in Oil, Gas, and Power Generation (PennWell, 2012) and The Guide to Supply Chain Management (The Economist, 2009). He has taught Operations Management at Boston University's Graduate School of Business and served as a Contributing Editor for the Economist Intelligence Unit. He holds a B.S. in Economics and an MBA from the Wharton School. For more, click here. Email David Jacoby.
Supply Chain and Procurement Process and Systems Architect, and Oil & Gas Practice Leader
Ibrahim Al-Mubayadh spent 25 years at Saudi Aramco in Purchasing and Materials Management. He introduced new supply chain models to Saudi Arabian suppliers, including the “stocker-distributor” program for Electrical, Instrumentation & IT suppliers. He controlled 120 purchase agreements, managed supply chain related due diligence for a key international joint venture, served as a manager within Aramco Overseas Company, managed the SAP procurement roll out project, and designed and rolled out major SAP enhancement project for materials management and strategic procurement. Email Ibrahim Al Mubayadh (Read More)
Corporate and Project Finance and Strategy Advisor
Jane Sadowsky facilitates financing for energy and power companies and their major capital projects. She most recently built and led the Power and Utility M&A and advisory practice as a Senior Managing Director for Evercore Partners, for six years. Prior to joining Evercore, she was at Citigroup’s investment bank where she was a Managing Director and the Co-Head of North American Power investment banking. After earning her MBA at Wharton Business School, Ms. Sadowsky joined Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette as an investment banking Associate; she remained in DLJ’s Power and Utility group until leaving for Citigroup as a Managing Director after eleven years with the firm. Ms. Sadowsky serves as an independent board member for Yamana Gold Inc., a Toronto-based gold mining major. Email Jane Sadowsky.
|Thomas Sifferman, PhD
Exploration & Production Expert
Tom has 40 years of experience in drilling, completions, and production, with a specialization in asphaltene testing, wax and hydrates. Tom’s career includes research positions at ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips, Flow Assurance at Clariant and New Technology Management at Shrieve Chemical. He has authored over 30 scholarly papers and holds 15 US patents, including three related to heavy crudes. Tom holds a Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. Email Tom Sifferman.
|Alok Raj Gupta
Energy Markets Economist and Country Manager India
Alok, who heads BSI’s New Delhi office, specializes in the economics of energy supply markets, with a focus on economic modeling and supply market analysis. He has served BSI’s major gas, oil, and power clients worldwide, primarily in Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and the Americas. Alok has extensive project experience in oil and gas pricing, renewable energy projects, and environment and climate change policies. He holds an M.S. in Economics from TERI University. Email Alok Gupta
Capital Project Analyst and Regional Manager Latin America
Ana analyzes the technical feasibility and economic viability of capital investments and energy efficiency projects. Her multidisciplinary engineering, economics, and business education and consulting background help her assess the future of emerging technologies from all angles. She holds a Master’s degree in Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy from a joint program of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), École des Mines de Nantes (France), and Royal Institute of Technology-KTH (Sweden). She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Pública de Navarra (Spain) and an Associate degree in Computer Science and Telecommunications from IES Donapea (Spain). She speaks Spanish, English, and French. Email Ana Angel.
|Roger Pelham, MSc.
Roger has 50 years of experience in refinery operations, focusing on providing expertise to refinery operations. He was formerly President of Honeywell Hi Spec and Profimatics and before that spent six years as a Process Engineer at Chevron. He has authored 15 technical papers related to refinery operations efficiency. He has his Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and his MBA from The University of Southern California. Email Roger Pelham.
|Dennis O'Dea, MSc.
Rotating Equipment Expert
Dennis has been in rotating equipment for over 40 years, including 38 years at ExxonMobil. He is an expert in rotating equipment for the oil and gas markets, and has authored multiple technical papers on vibration analysis of gas turbines. His experience includes senior positions at Valero, RasGas, QatarGas, and BP. He holds a Masters of Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the City College of New York. Email Dennis O'Dea.
|Humberto Mendoza, MSc.
Heavy Oil Expert
Humberto brings 25 years of expertise in production and reservoir engineering. He has worked as a production and reservoir technical engineer and contributed to multiple heavy oil thermal recovery projects. Mr. Mendoza’s career includes senior engineering and management positions at Halliburton, Petrobras, Ecopetrol, PDVSA, Pemex and Philips Petroleum. He has his Masters of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and the University of Missouri-Rolla. Email Humberto Mendoza.
Global Trade Management Expert
Tom Cook is a recognized expert on trade logistics, compliance and security. He helps clients deal with issues related to international insurance, exporting, logistics, compliance, security, and trade finance. Tom has published six books and authored over 225 articles on international trade, and has lectured worldwide. He won the prestigious International Partnership Award, which was bestowed upon him personally by former President Bill Clinton. He sits on the Board of American River International, The Trade Resource Group of Customs, World Trade Magazine, American Management Association, IOMA, and The World Academy. Email Tom Cook. (Read More)
Energy & Environment Capital Projects Manager and Key Account Manager Saudi Arabia
Maher, who serves as BSI’s Country Manager for Saudi Arabia, leverages his deep experience in engineered process equipment for EPCs, manufacturers, value-added engineered products, resellers, and customers in the oil & gas, petrochemicals, power & water, and mining industries, to plan and manage major energy and fluid treatment projects including integrated power and water, exploration & production, and refining. He holds a BSc in Environmental Engineering from the American University of Beirut (AUB) and a Project Management diploma from the University of Petroleum and Minerals ( KFUPM) in Dhahran. Email Maher Hamzi
Chief Marketing Officer
Amit directs BSI’s marketing and technology initiatives, which are designed to offer innovative new platforms for BSI’s consultants as well as our clients. His work encompasses marketing communications and market research for BSI and its gas, oil and power clients worldwide, as well as customer relationship management for BSI. Amit leverages his experience in Business Development, Digital Marketing and Business Intelligence domains to creating technology roadmaps and managing technology and innovation. Amit holds a Masters in Business Administration in Marketing Management from James Cook University. Email Amit Sharma.
Mohit assists project managers in delivering top quality work product by performing incisive research into emerging trends in the energy demand, supply chain, and technology markets. His research spans global EPC companies, oil and gas companies, and equipment and service suppliers. He has prior experience in Business Development & Marketing, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication from ITM University. Email Mohit Agarwal.
Energy Markets Economist
Mariel analyzes emerging trends in the energy markets and energy supply chains, and she is servicing BSI’s major gas, oil and power clients worldwide. She has extensive consulting experience in financial aspects of energy markets, economic viability of capital investments, and development banks. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration major in Energy, Natural Resources and Environment from the Norwegian School of Economics, and a Master’s degree in Finance from EGADE Business School. Mariel has participated in energy-related projects at the World Bank, the OECD, and the Yale School of Management. She speaks Spanish and English. Email Mariel Juarez.
Rose researches energy demand, suppliers, and emerging technologies, and prepares and digitizes content for client use. She also develops and improves knowledge management processes that ensure rapid delivery capability. Rose holds a Masters in Anthropology and Development, along with a Bachelors in Anthropology and Sociology from the National University of Ireland Maynooth.