Dr. Adam Borison is an internationally recognized consultant, academic, and entrepreneur. He specializes in the application of advanced analytic methods to strategy, valuation, and risk assessment in power and fuels. Dr. Borison has led numerous engagements in investment strategy, corporate mergers and acquisitions, environmental resources management (ERM), project planning and evaluation, product design and research and development, capital allocation, government policy and regulation, and litigation/arbitration. He has broad experience across a range of geographies, technologies, and applications.
Most recently, Dr. Borison advised on pipeline gas/power business strategy in the Midwest United States, supported utility resource planning efforts involving tens of billions in dollars of generation and transmission facilities in Canada, and helped develop renewable energy policy and regulation in the Caribbean. He has also worked on dozens of capability-building engagements for clients involving data development, model transfer, results review, training and coaching. Dr. Borison has submitted expert testimony in arbitration, litigation, and regulation settings extending from the Gulf of Mexico to Kurdistan.
Dr. Borison has served on the visiting faculty at Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley, and the University of Cambridge, teaching courses both specifically in the energy business and generally in management methods. Most recently, he co-taught a renewable energy project development course at Stanford. Dr. Borison is widely known as an expert in management science and operations research, especially decision/risk analysis, real options, and other forms of uncertainty analysis. He has authored several articles on the application of analytic methods in leading publications such as The Electricity Journal, Public Utilities Fortnightly, Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, and the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance. Dr. Borison led the original development team for DPL, a leading decision and risk analysis software package now in its eighth release. He also co-founded Agni Energy, an India-focused bioenergy company.
Ph.D., Management Science and Engineering
MPP, Kennedy School
B.S., Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (summa cum laude)
2011 - 2013
National Economic Research Associates
Senior vice president
2009 - 2011
Agni Energy (Walnut Creek, California, and New Delhi, India)
Co-founder and EVP-Strategy
2006 - 2008
Co-founder and CEO
2004 - 2006
Executive vice president
2002 - 2003
1998 - 2001
Applied Decision Analysis (acquired by PwC)
1982 - 1998
A high tech firm's R&D group had developed new consumer chip technology. The potential markets for this technology were both new and unfamiliar, and there was very little available purchase data anywhere on which to build a credible and reliable market forecast.
News & Insights
- BRG white paperDecember 3, 2015
- BRG white paperApril 22, 2015
- Play to Win: Management Lessons from Silicon Valley Applied to the Unconventional Hydrocarbon RevolutionBRG white paperApril 20, 2015
- BRG white paperNovember 18, 2014
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- June 9-10, 2014
News & Commentary
- Press releaseMay 7, 2014