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Walter Pesenti

Managing Director


Walter Pesenti focuses on energy and oil and gas across all industry sectors, particularly in the areas of capital projects, operational excellence, and asset management programs that sustainably drive bottom-line impact for clients.

Mr. Pesenti has worked extensively around the world with downstream, chemicals, and upstream companies. He has assessed, developed, and implemented operations, asset management, and capital projects transformations that have resulted in reducing risk exposure and savings, ranging from $50 million/year up to $1,400 million/year. Before joining BRG, he spent more than 30 years in downstream and petrochemicals with ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, and a Big Four consulting firm, at which he held leadership positions in capital projects, turnarounds reliability, maintenance, operations, and consulting.


Pepperdine University
Executive MBA
B.S., Business Administration

University of California, Los Angeles
B.S., Industrial Engineering

Employment History

Navigant Consulting
Managing director - global oil and gas
2014 - 2015

Director - global operational excellence, capital projects and turnarounds
2010 - 2014

Turnaround excellence manager - downstream US
2009 - 2010

Shell Global Solutions
Principal consultant - asset management, capital projects and operations
2006 - 2009

KBC Advanced Technologies
Consulting manager - reliability, availability, and maintainability
2005 - 2006

ExxonMobil Corporation
Turnarounds, capital projects, reliability and operations manager 
1987 - 2005


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A.A. Technical Degree, Petroleum Institute, Venezuela