Otto Waterlander has worked for over 30 years in the energy industry, working with governments, small and large companies, traditional and renewable players. He brings a truly global experience, having lived and worked in Europe, Ukraine and Latin America and having worked extensively across all continents including Africa, Middle East and Latin America.
He has developed deep expertise in leading transformations, operational and commercial business improvement, and business development. Mr. Waterlander gained a distinctive profile in the natural gas and LNG markets, where he supported many companies in the (re)negotiation and arbitration of long-term contracts.
Before joining TES, Otto was a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company where he co-led the global Oil & Gas practice. Before that, he was a Partner in the energy practice at Booz & Company. He started his career with Royal Dutch Shell in May 1990, where he had various roles in the Netherlands and Venezuela until the end of 1997.
Otto Waterlander acquired his Master’s Degree in Business Economics at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He speaks Dutch, English, German and Spanish.
Mr. Waterlander says: ”I am excited to join the highly competent and ambitious TES team, with great possibilities to create new realities in an entrepreneurial way and with the strong support of top-notch and experienced investors in the energy sector. I am inspired by the prospect of building a world-scale leader in Hydrogen and contributing to the energy transition”
Paul van Poecke, Founder and Director of TES adds: “It is a great privilege and honour for us to have Otto on board as TES’ Chief Commercial Officer.
With his extensive experience working with worldwide governments, businesses, traditional and renewable players, he will play a critical role in developing the most appropriate commercial strategy to help our customers shift from fossil fuel gas to green hydrogen, consolidating our presence in Europe, the Middle East, and North America, and expanding our presence in new market segments.”