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Performance improvement and growth strategy expert Petter Knudsen joins PA Consulting as a partner in Energy and Utilities team

14 February 2023

Petter Knudsen joins PA Consulting (PA), the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, as a partner in PA’s Energy and Utilities team in Oslo, Norway. Petter brings more than 19 years’ experience from across the energy and utilities sector, in addition to the telecommunications and media industries. With a digital focus, he will support PA’s clients as they navigate the challenges associated with the energy transition and wider climate response.

Over his career, Petter has helped deliver a range of projects from digital and growth strategies to operating model and profit improvement programs. Prior to joining PA, Petter was a Managing Director and Nordic Strategy Lead at Accenture.

Aris Karcanias, Global Head of Energy and Utilities at PA Consulting said: “Petter brings a wealth of knowledge to our Energy and Utilities team, and I look forward to him expanding our already impressive offering in the Nordics. His digital focus, coupled with a unique understanding of performance improvement and growth strategy, will be critical. Our clients continue to face a perfect storm of macro-economic head winds and Petter’s experience will help them adapt, build resilience, and capitalise on the opportunities arising from the energy transition.”

Petter adds: “I am very excited to join a fast growing and forward-leaning company that combines deep industry knowledge and functional expertise to help clients deliver tangible results in the energy and utilities sector, specifically as they adapt to the challenges within managing the energy transition. I look forward to contributing to bringing value to our clients and building PA’s reputation as a leading consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life.”

PA’s energy and utilities experts work with businesses to anticipate the future, champion innovation and lead the energy transition to unlock new potential in the markets. From leading the transformation to green energy with Ørsted, Denmark’s largest energy producer, to boosting California's use of renewable energy by developing the world's biggest battery with US power company Vistra Energy. And helping Vestas, one of the leaders in sustainable energy solutions, to support them into bringinginnovative wind turbines to market faster, through an agile development process.

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