Sr. Advisor Financial, Energy & Commodity Risk

He brings over 20 years of experience in the area of Risk Management and Corporate Finance, specialized in the Energy & Commodity area. Besides, Mr. Balhuizen has worked for 10 years with Deloitte, focusing on Financial Advisory Services. Mr. Oscar Balhuizen is also Associated Partner with Berkeley and responsible for post-merger services.

At Deloitte, Mr. Balhuizen was the responsible for the Dutch Energy & Commodity Risk Advisory group serving numerous international clients. Selection of clients served: RWE, Union Fenosa, Endesa, Iberdrola, DONG, Statkraft, Scottish Power, MVM, CEZ, Trainel, NuoN, Essent, Delta, Eneco, ONS, Shell, Mittal, Van der Sluijs Groep, Nidera, Kollo, Paperlinx, KLM and Akzo. Prior to his association with Berkeley, from 2010 till 2014, Mr. Balhuizen was the Corporate Risk Manager with the largest independent player in the Western European downstream oil market, Argos. Mr. Balhuizen was part of the management team and his main task was to design and implement a new Governance & Risk structure for the whole group, including the international trading activities.

The experience of Mr. Balhuizen includes: From 2000 till 2005: Assisting Delta with transforming their trade valuation process from cost accounting to mark to market accounting, including the selection and implementation of a ECRM software solution. In 2004 and 2005: Validating the cash flow & hedging models used for external financing for a European Oil Refinery. In 2005 till 2007: Designing a new valuation methodology for Nuon for the valuation of trading portfolios under IAS39. From 2007 till 2010: Assisting various European Utilities (Endesa, RWE, DONG and Iberdrola) with developing Virtual Powel Plant auctions, in order to comply with European antitrust regulations. From 2010 till 2014: Design and implementation of a comprehensive governance and risk structure for Argos, including new credit and market risk methodologies, process & business improvements, cash flow and gross margin optimizations. Mr. Balhuizen earned his degree Technical Business Management with the TH Rijswijk, the Netherlands.

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