1-13-14 10:18 AM EST | Email Article

Navigant announced today the appointment of Jan Vrins, Managing Director, to lead the firm’s Global Energy practice.

“I am thrilled to welcome Jan to Navigant,” stated Lee Spirer, Executive Vice President & Global Business Leader. “Jan has extensive management consulting experience in the energy sector and a history of growing businesses in diverse, global markets. Jan’s leadership and ability to partner with our existing team’s deep expertise in energy markets will be key to the continued growth and evolution of our Energy practice.”

Spirer continued, “Equally important, Jan has a proven track record working with many of the leading energy companies globally. With his leadership and customer-centric mindset, we will be able to deliver even more value to our clients.”

Most recently, Vrins was the Management Consulting Practice Leader for Utilities at Accenture. During his time there, and previously with BearingPoint and KPMG, he held leadership positions with responsibility for strategy, operations, account management and talent acquisition. He has achieved double digit revenue growth for businesses he has led, including capturing market share above industry growth rates. In addition, he has successfully pursued and led new market entries in Europe and Latin America.

“The Navigant Energy team is a group I have long admired and I am very pleased to be joining a practice of this caliber,” said Vrins. “I have a strong appreciation for the deep industry expertise and unique capabilities of my Navigant colleagues and share their enthusiasm and dedication for playing an important role in our clients’ success. Together, we will be able to provide a broader platform of services and solutions to our clients while evolving the business to keep pace with the rate of change in the energy sector. The expertise of this team is unparalleled and I think our collective potential is great.”

Vrins has written several publications and has presented at conferences about key industry topics like process improvement, customer and operational excellence and business/IT transformation in the Energy sector. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Information Technology from the University of Tilburg, Netherlands.

About Navigant

Navigant (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with clients, Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial Services and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most critical business needs. More information about Navigant can be found at www.navigant.com.

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