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Joanna Martin Ziegenfuss

Associate Director

Joanna Martin Ziegenfuss, an associate director in BRG’s Energy & Climate practice, offers over fourteen years of market, commercial, and technical experience in the global energy industry.

Her expertise encompasses liquefied natural gas (LNG), small-scale LNG (SSLNG), power generation, renewable energy, and energy assets environmental assessments. She has led market, commercial, and economic analyses, regulatory risk assessments, project due diligences, strategic investments, and environmental impact assessments of energy assets.

Ms. Martin Ziegenfuss has delivered market, project feasibility, and due diligence assessments for end-users seeking to switch from petroleum fuels to natural gas; infrastructure developers seeking investment opportunities; and market players needing a market entry business strategy. She has led international engagements for international financial institutions, investment banks, private equities, sovereign entities, major international energy companies, fuel end users, project developers, and equipment providers.

Ms. Martin Ziegenfuss has also provided key energy market expertise in a number of international commercial disputes under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) rule.

Ms. Martin Ziegenfuss underpins her oil and gas expertise with a strong environmental background gained in her earlier career, when she worked as an environmental specialist on upstream development feasibility and as an environmental advisor for an international oil company, ensuring environmental compliance.

Ms. Martin Ziegenfuss has undertaken project work in the following countries: United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Algeria, Egypt, Oman, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kenya, Uganda, Colombia, Mexico, and the United States.

Employment History

Independent Energy Consultant
2015 – 2017

Pace Global/Siemens
Senior project manager
2013 – 2015

Mott MacDonald
Senior consultant
2011 – 2013

Genesis Oil & Gas Consultants
2004 – 2011

Fisheries Research Services
Marine biologist
2000 – 2004

Professional Affiliations

U.S. Association for Energy Economics

Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment

Association of Project Managers
Level D Qualification

Society for the Environment, Chartered Environmentalist

Areas of Expertise


Cranfield School of Management
MBA, Strategy, Economics and Finance

Middlesex University London
Post Graduate Certificate in Project Finance

University of Aberdeen
MSc, Marine and Fisheries Science

University of Wales
BSc, Marine Biology