Jan Vrins leads Navigant’s Global Energy Practice. He advises industry executives on developing and implementing their policies and strategies. Jan has experience with policy, regulation and strategy, organizational (re)structuring, business transformation and change management, capital program management, grid modernization and hardening, post-merger integration, and technology strategy and implementation. Jan has worked across the entire energy value chain, generation, transmission, distribution and retail.
Navigant’s Global Energy practice provides consulting and research services for energy companies, government organizations, NGO’s and Foundations, large corporations, product manufacturers, technology companies, and investors in areas including strategy and policy, market structures and pricing, business and operational strategy, grid modernization, grid restoration and hardening, transmission, capital program management, business models and partnerships, emerging technologies, renewables, urban energy, and distributed energy resources.
Since joining Navigant (in 2014), Jan has guided his team to develop thought leadership, solution offerings, and capabilities to support clients as the energy industry experiences major transformation. With over 1000 consulting projects each year in Energy, Navigant is at the forefront supporting their clients to navigate the energy transformation opportunities and challenges. Navigant has one of the largest energy consulting teams globally focused on the energy transformation with over 600 management consultants.
Jan Vrins has co-developed an industry leading framework, The Energy Cloud, which helps organizations understand new opportunities in the energy market, policy and regulatory changes, changing customer needs, new technologies, strategic options, and emerging business models. He also has developed a Utility of the Future model that helps clients understand the trends in the market, potential strategies, underlying integrated business processes and business models, aimed at further improving their commercial and operational performance.
Prior to Navigant, Jan held multiple global energy industry leadership roles at Accenture, KPMG Consulting and BearingPoint. His energy industry experience includes investor‐owned and government-owned utilities and Oil and Gas companies in Europe, North America, South America (including Brazil), and the Middle East. Jan has authored various publications and presented at leading industry conferences, on topics like Climate Action Planning, Decarbonization, Resiliency, Grid Hardening and Modernization, Utility of the future and emerging Business Models, and Sustainable Excellence and Business Transformation. With extensive consulting experience (25+ years) in the energy sector and a history of growing businesses in diverse, global markets, Jan is considered a global (thought) leader in the energy consulting industry.
Jan was recognized by Consulting Magazine as one of the Top 20 Global Leaders in Consulting, 2017.