Our team

Our team comprises of experienced strategy and management consultants as well as seasoned industry professionals, with several of us having previously served as chief executives at large-scale organizations around the world. We serve a wide variety of industries ranging from energy and utilities to transportation to the public sector, and our clients include multinational companies, international organizations, financial institutions, development agencies, private equity firms as well as the public sector. Learn more about our key team members below.

DEAN S.
WHITE
Managing Partner

Dean specializes in the areas of sector reform, strategy, regulation and utility operations. He has designed and managed comprehensive energy sector reform programs involving restructuring, regulatory reform and market rule development, and has carried out large-scale utility performance improvement projects. He has also directed or managed large-scale energy and water reform and strategy projects across 30 countries, including Southeast Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and South America. Dean previously served as the CEO of a electricity distribution utility, chaired a wholesale electricity market organization and was the executive director of several hydropower stations. Prior to NEOS, Dean led the international management consulting arm of Tetra Tech Inc. and was also a Senior Partner at PA Consulting Group responsible for the firm’s emerging markets practice. Dean studied business at the University of California and public policy at Harvard University in the United States.

DAVID
SHARASHENIDZE
Managing Partner

David specializes in project development, business turnaround and managing complex organizational changes in the areas of energy, utilities and infrastructure. He has led numerous performance improvement and business transformation efforts for organizations in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa, and has carried out numerous infrastructure transactions from project development and due-diligence all the way to actual project implementation. Prior to NEOS, David served as the chief executive at several large and medium-sized organizations and also led Tetra Tech’s management consulting practice in the Middle East and Africa. David studied business law at the Leiden University in the Netherlands and organizational leadership at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

REDA
BENADDI
Partner

Reda specializes in strategy and management consulting with a focus on energy, water, utilities and the public sector. His main areas of intervention are strategy formulation and execution, performance improvement, balanced scorecards, complex program management and operational consulting, and has expertise in the areas of organizational design, business process reengineering and change management. Prior to NEOS, Reda led Tetra Tech’s management consulting efforts in the areas of utilities and infrastructure. Reda studied engineering at the University of Technology of Compiègne in France.

ALI
AUKATI
Partner

Ali is an experienced Oil & Gas professional with an investment banking background, and has experience in the areas of physical/derivatives trading, asset dispersals and acquisitions, as well as the structuring of commercial contracts with private and governmental offtakes of crude oil and gas. He also has a proven track record of designing effective risk mitigation strategies that have saved companies millions in lost earnings. At the same time, from a corporate finance background, he has also transacted over $1 billion in new capital financing and asset purchases/sales. Prior to NEOS, Ali led Tetra Tech’s transaction advisory efforts in the Middle East, Europe and Africa. Ali studied investment & financial risk management at CASS Business School in the United Kingdom.

MARC
LEVESQUE
Engagement Manager

Marc has extensive hands-on experience in technical and management systems, which comes from his many years of working experience on large and small-scale systems, covering the areas of architecture, concept of operations, requirements analysis and management, systems design and integration, as well as verification and validation.  Marc has acquired a wealth of expert-level knowledge and expertise that is second to none, across a wide range of technical, management and business areas. Examples of some of his areas of expertise include Data Center Design and Operations, Smart City/Smart Buildings/Smart Services Business and Financial Modelling, IoT System Solutions, Efficiency and Maturity Assessments, SCADA Critical Infrastructure Risk Assessments, CMMI Maturity Assessments, Security Solutions and Risk Assessments, as well as Rapid Prototyping of Software Solutions. Marc studied engineering at Carleton University in Canada.

LUIS
AGUIAR
Engagement Manager

Luis is a strategy consultant with extensive experience in the areas of project management, strategy definition, financial modelling, organization restructuring, process reengineering and performance improvement. He has taken part in several long-term strategy definition and implementation projects for various utility companies, and has carried out numerous projects involving operational improvement and growth. Prior to NEOS, Luis was part of Tetra Tech’s energy and utilities practice with a focus on strategic planning and operational excellence. Luis studied economics at Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Portugal as well as business administration at Hult International Business School in Dubai.

Contact
Leave your contact info.
Thank you. Your message has been sent.