Hugo van Nispen

Mr. van Nispen is a global business executive and experienced CEO. His expertise, combined with the ability to identify and develop strong global teams is evidenced by an enviable scorecard of growing profitable businesses, managing complex project assignments and driving performance improvements through successful reengineering and merger execution.

An energetic and optimistic business leader, Mr. van Nispen has successfully integrated multiple complex merged entities by focusing on things that matter: managing top talent and building high performing teams. With a personal passion for foreign language and an ability to internalize cultural nuance, he has been extremely effective at developing and managing businesses spread across the globe.

Most recently, Mr. van Nispen was a Principal at Exponent. Prior to this role, he served as COO & EVP, Energy Advisory, DNV GL – Energy division of DNV GL Group, a $2.5 billion global business focusing on grid modernization, sustainability, conventional and renewable energy, maritime and off-shore oil & gas. In this role, he led 1300 professionals in delivering global consulting and advisory activities focused on renewable and conventional energy strategy, cyber-security and grid strengthening, energy sustainability and emerging energy technologies, including battery storage and microgrid generation.

Previously, Mr. van Nispen was President and CEO of KEMA, USA, prior to its acquisition by DNV GL. As CEO, he led KEMA USA through a 10 fold increase in revenues concurrently with building a premier regional energy consulting business and was responsible for the successful integration of the business into DNV GL. Mr. van Nispen has been published in numerous key trade publications, and was awarded Consulting Magazine’s “Top 25 Consultant” for the work he led introducing renewable energy and sustainability into KEMA’s business portfolio.

Mr. van Nispen earned his MBA, with Distinction, from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business and his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

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