Consultants Directory

Dr. Reidar Bratvold
Areas of Expertise: Decision Analysis, Decision Problems in the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry, Real Option Valuation, Petroleum Resource Management, Portfolio Analysis, Economic Evaluations, Geostatistics. 

REIDAR is a Professor of Petroleum Investment and Decision Analysis at the University of Stavanger, Norway where he specialises in uncertainty assessment, risk management, investment analysis, decision sciences, and market based valuation. He is also chief scientist at IRIS – International Research Institute of Stavanger.

Prior to joining the University of Stavanger, Reidar has worked at the University of Adelaide, Landmark Graphics (Vice President responsible for Landmark’s solutions in reservoir management, production and drilling and then Landmark’s solutions in decision analysis, economic evaluation and business modelling), Smedvig Technologies Software Solutions (now Roxar), ODIN Reservoir Software and Services, IBM (working on high-performance reservoir simulation) and at Statoil as a reservoir engineer. Reidar’s early working years were spent as a roughneck in the North Sea and as a seaman in the Norwegian merchant marine.

He has provided consulting and professional development services for companies such as ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Unocal, Petronas, Saudi Aramco, Norsk Hydro, Mærsk, RAG, Statoil, DONG, as well as the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Reidar sits on the Stanford University Petroleum Investment Committee and the board of an oil company and an IT company. Twice an SPE Distinguished Lecturer ( “Uncertainty Assessment and Risk Management in Exploration & Production” and “Would You Know a Good Decision if You Saw One?”) he’s also published papers on topics such as investment modelling, decision-making, stochastic reservoir modelling, fuzzy logic and reservoir management. Reidar is co-author of “Decision-Making and Uncertainty Management”, published by the Society of Petroleum Engineers in 2009.

Reidar holds a PhD in petroleum engineering and an MSc in mathematics from Stanford University, an MSc in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa, a BSc from University of Stavanger, and executive education from INSEAD (International Executive Program), Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and department of Management Sciences and Engineering, and the MIT Sloan School of Management. Reidar is an elected member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences.

Dr. Reidar Bratvold
University of Stavanger
Department of Petroleum Engineering
N4036 Stavanger


78 York Street, London, W1H 1DP, UK
BVint – Business Valuation International Ltd.
Areas of Expertise: Valuation, Risk assessment, Private Equity, Impact Investment, M&A.

Main Sectors: Biotech, Healthcare, Pharma, Energy, Real Estate, Hospitality, Mining, IT and software, Food, Industry and high technology

BVint provides Advanced Valuations with stochastic risk assessments based on macro economy, market, strategy, technology, operative and financial variables. We identify and measure both external and internal risk-value drivers using @Risk Palisade and advance probabilistic analysis. We are not only able to measure unsystematic or diversifiable risks (represented by beta) but also non-diversifiable risks (systematic risk) involved in the business. BVint’s DCF at risk methodology is able to show the flow of the business detailing the impact of each driver and the final value at risk (rNPV, VaR and VaR based on NAV volatility).

BVint was founded in 2012 as a response to the financial crisis partly driven by the lack of accurate risk assessment in valuation practices. Traditional valuations are static (or non-stochastic) and therefore they are far from reflecting reality and not able to show the business flow and risks. Today, all industry stakeholders increasingly view a proper measurement of private equity risks as necessary. As a consequence, BVint developed more accurate and sophisticated valuation models to fully understand and correctly quantify the risks present in illiquid asset class investments.

BVint was founded in London by a team of Valuation experts coming from Private Equity, Investment Banking and/or Top Tier Consultancy firms and with more than 20 years in the profession. Today, BVint has clients and partners in more than 30 countries and our international experience combined with our regional presence give us a global view of the local industry. We offer independence, experience, focus and sector expertise.

78 York Street,

+44 (0) 20 7692 0877


Dr. Dale F. Cooper
Areas of Expertise: Capital investment analysis, Construction, Defense, Engineering, Facilitation, Performance audit, Project economics and financial evaluation, Public utilities, Risk management processes and training, Risk modeling, Strategic planning. 
Dr. Dale Cooper is a highly skilled risk management consultant, trainer and facilitator, accredited by the NSW Government. He has significant international experience in the conduct of risk management assignments for large public and private sector projects in a variety of business areas, including the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, large energy and resource projects and major defense procurements. He also provides in-house training in risk management.
Dr. Dale F. Cooper
Broadleaf Capital Intl
23 Bettowynd Road
Pymble, NSW 2073


Mr. Mihai-Adrian Crainic
Areas of Expertise: With more than 15 years of experience in construction, insurance (life & non-life) and non-baking financial institutions, Mr. Mihai Crainic offers bespoken risk modeling consulting and training courses concerning: operational & extreme risks, project risk, strategic & business risk modeling and profit tests.
He is a graduate of the Construction University of Bucharest and a graduate of E.M.B.A.-ASEBUSS, having more than 10 years of experience in working with Palisade’s Products.
Mihai-Adrian Crainic, PFA
B-dul Nicolae Titulescu 39-49
Sector 1


Financial Arena
Areas of Expertise: Financial Arena offers sophisticated financial consulting and training services focusing on financial modeling, financial forecasting, investment assessment, business valuation and risk analysis. Our senior partners have 20+ years of banking and investment industry experience and have been involved with several aspects of investment management and corporate lending decisions and operations.
Believing in the benefits of a sound financial thinking Financial Arena’s business consultants assist business people with their decision making process. Having a strong basis understanding of numbers, information and trends Financial Arena offers an expert opinion on any matter related to valuation and to investment decisions and by conceptualizing our clients’ business model we can develop transparent and fully dynamic financial models based on industry best practices.

Financial Arena offers open, in-house and customized training workshops on financial modeling, financial analysis, risk analysis, strategic asset allocation, investments and portfolio management.

As should be, all of our workshops focus on the practical, hands on application of real-world examples, connecting theory with practice and are delivered with the right attitude to help participants connect, stay alert and understand the principles, the methodology and the benefits of related topic areas.

Financial Modeling Experts
Financial Arena is one of the first globally to be accredited by the FAST Standard Organization to deliver FAST Training courses, preparing people to take the FAST Standard certificate, a highly valued and increasingly sought after skill.

The FAST Level 1 Certificate is evidence of an individual’s ability to develop spreadsheet models that are Flexible, Appropriate, Structured and Transparent.

Mr. Dimitris Leimonis
Financial Arena
London Office
207 Regent Street
3rd Floor
London, W1B 3HH
United Kingdom

Athens Office
44 Zalokosta & Kifissias Avenue
GR 152 322
Chalandri, Greece
London: +44 020 3239 3258
       Athens: +30 211-8003858
Athens Fax: +30 211-8009760


HVR Consulting Services
Areas of Expertise: Engineering, Scientific, Management, Project Management
HVR Consulting Services is one of the UK's and North America's leading Risk/Project Management consultancies with over 15 years Risk management experience. HVR has been at the forefront of developing risk management methodologies and mature solutions for the proactive management of risk.

The Risk Management Group provides wide experience in a number of engineering, scientific and management disciplines, together with expertise in the application of risk assessment and management techniques at both project and business levels within a variety of industrial sectors. The entire risk management process including identification, qualitative assessment, quantitative analysis, response planning, and control and management is supported by HVR-CSL's Risk Management Group. This process can be applied to all stages of the project lifecycle, from concept evaluation, feasibility study, project definition, development, implementation, operation and disposal. The process also applies equally to assessment of risk in achieving business objectives.

In addition to consultancy, the group provides support to organisations wishing to develop an in-house risk management capability, and also provides expert risk management training at a variety of levels.

HVR-CSL is also actively involved with Risk Management Training Courses and workshops, in addition to our presence at conferences and seminars. HVR-CSL has over 10 years experience in conducting Risk Management training courses. Training courses are also available for @RISK and Monte Carlo analysis methodologies.
Mr. Chris Maughan
HVR Consulting Services Ltd
Selborne House, Mill Lane
ALTON, Hampshire
GU34 2QJ

01420 87977
01420 89819


Areas of Expertise: project risk management, integrated time/cost/revenues probabilistic modelling, economic evaluation, complex decision modelling, risk advisory, risk management processes implementation
Kwantis is a consulting company dedicated to the assessment of future uncertainties, in order to support decision makers to invest with greater visibility. Our interventions are taking form of either dedicated estimation studies, or processes implementation.

Kwantis activities are spread between France and Italy for top European energy players and acknowledged educational institutions. kwantis management team has an experience of 20 years in probabilistic analysis for complex projects in energy & utilities, infrastructures, transportation, naval construction & public services.

Our value is built on our consultants, Italian, French, Swiss & Kazakh nationals, all specialized in Project Risk Management activities, including investment evaluation, risk advisory, probabilistic cash flow modelling, probabilistic planning, decision models, probabilistic fault tree, and business planning optimization.

Stochastic modelling is the core activity in most of kwantis interventions, using Palisade Decision Suite.
Kwantis Srl
Partner - Jean Michelez
Piazza 4 Novembre, 7
20124 Milano

+39 02 455 08367
+39 02 871 52846


Kwanto Risk Management
Areas of Expertise: Project Risk Management, Construction, Engineering, Facilitation, Public Sector Capital Projects, Risk Management Process and Training, Risk Auditing, Value Engineering
Francois Joubert is a project risk management specialist. He graduated as a mechanical engineer in 1994 and has since obtained a MEng (Technology Management), MBA and MPhil (Ethics). He completed a PhD titled "Risk simulation in a portfolio of port and rail capital projects" in which he described an @RISK based model and framework which can be used to determine the most important risks in a portfolio of projects.

In addition to his role as risk specialist, he has extensive experience on the systems and processes related to project management, construction management, project controls and quality management.

He lectures Project Risk Management and Project Risk Simulation on post graduate level at the University of Pretoria as well as the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth (South Africa).
Dr. Francois Joubert
Principal Consultant
Kwanto Risk Management Ltd
14 Tygerberg Country Estate

+27 (0)83 287 6608


Model Supply Chains Ltd.
Areas of Expertise: Supply chain strategic planning, capital investment decision support, manufacturing and distribution network design, decision making under uncertainty, financial modelling, cost modelling, greenhouse gas evaluation

Model Supply Chains provides specialist consultancy in strategic supply chain design.  We help to generate shareholder value for our clients by applying consulting, analytical and modelling expertise to inform a robust end-to-end supply chain strategy. 

Our principal consultant, Anthony Kahn, has over 30 years of professional experience in the fields of statistics and supply chain strategic planning.  He has a Masters degree in Statistics, complemented by the Stanford University Diploma for Decision Quality in Organizations.  He has applied @RISK in the context of numerous supply chain design, restructuring and capital investment projects, evaluating the impact of uncertainty in input parameters on both financial metrics and greenhouse gas emissions.  He has also developed and rolled out training in the principles of decision making under uncertainty and in the application of @RISK.

Anthony Kahn
Principal Consultant
Model Supply Chains Ltd.
127A Milner Road
CH60 5RX

+44 (0)7402 992313
01420 89819


Mr. Regis Motta
Areas of Expertise: Mining, Oil and Gas, Engineering, Operations Research.
Regis Motta received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from UFRGS (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul ) in 1974 and his master's degree in systems engineering and operational research at IME, Rio de Janeiro in 1978. He holds a Ph.D. in Mining Engineering from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, UK. Regis was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Colorado School of Mines, Colorado, USA in 1990. In 1995, he joined the Department of Mining Engineering, UFRGS, as an Adjunct Professor. In 1997, Regis was accepted on the selection exam as an Adjunct Professor of the Economics Engineering discipline at the Department of Industrial Engineering, at UFRJ ( Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro).

In 1991, Regis founded his own consulting firm, RM Consulting and Software, and has helped clients such as: PETROBRAS, Vale do Rio Doce, Mineração Rio do Norte, Billiton (formerly Shell, now GENCOR ), CADAM - Caulim da Amazônia, Liquid Carbonic, BNDES, CPRM, DNPM, Banco do Nordeste, CEMIG, and others.
RM Consultoria Ltda
Rua Vice Governador Rubens
Berardo, 125/407 - Bloco II
Gavea, Rio de Janeiro
+55 21 2540-8715
       +55 21 2247-9330
       Cell phone: +55 21 9983-7490


Risk Dynamics Consultancy
Areas of Expertise: Risk management, risk modeling, business modeling, Monte Carlo simulation, quantitative analysis, statistical data mining, options (real & financial) valuation, project management, financial & economic analysis, training & education, enterprise risk management, strategic risk management, decision analysis, resource management, risk management processes, project evaluation.

Risk Dynamics Consultancy is based in Istanbul, Turkey. RDC provides professional risk modeling and management consulting services for both local and global organizations in all industries. Their primary expertise lies in identifying uncertainty in business models, quantifying these risks, and incorporating them into tools to guide decision makers. RDC develops stochastic modeling solutions based on the powerful combination of spreadsheets with @RISK and the DecisionTools Suite.

RDC gives customized training for @RISK and the DecisionTools Suite throughout the EMEA region. In addition to consultancy, RDC provides support to organizations wishing to develop their own risk management team, delivering expert risk management training at a variety of levels.

The founding partners have nearly 10 combined years working with Palisade products. Their formal education and training includes multiple MBAs, PMP (project management professional) and FRM (financial risk manager) certifications, and a PhD. Industries in which they have worked include finance, energy, oil & gas, insurance, and telecommunications. RDC principals have delivered training workshops, presented case studies at risk conferences, and published original academic work using Palisade’s tools.

Risk Dynamics Consultancy aims to be your partner for modelling risk and uncertainty in your business.

Risk Dynamics Consultancy
Istanbul / Turkey
phone: +90 (0212) 2167548


Areas of Expertise: Risk Management for business and projects.

Our expertise in quantitative risk assessment provides appropriate methods to estimate uncertainties in cost estimates, budgets and other financial projections.

Performance indicators and dashboards built from @RISK, are an excellent method to monitor operational aspects.

Fields of application
Project management in the fields of engineering and construction, Infrastructure, Civil, Urban or IT. Telecom Consolidation of a portfolio of projects.

Investment analysis : Comparative risk analysis and investment optimization.

Optimization applications.

Training and consulting.

Bruno Berroyer – Risk Manager
56, rue de Piètre
59249 Aubers

+33 (0)6 20 87 28 82


Areas of Expertise: Transport infrastructure and services

Transae is an economic transport consultancy company, based in France, which specialises in economic audits, quality control, risk assessment and risk management for transportation projects.

In relation to risk analysis, Transae's field of expertise is in the calculation of statistical, economic, and mathematical scenarios, including: contract choosing (Private / PFI versus Public), Budget risks (Capital Expenditure, Operating Expenditure), Revenue risks (dependent on traffic), Inflation risks, and Planning risks (delays).

Transae's clients include various infrastructure builders and owners such as Réseau Ferré de France (responsible for French railways), motorway companies and local authorities, and their projects encompass both freight and passenger transportation.

Ing. Jean-Eric MORAIN
4, rue Grobon
69001 Lyon

+33 09 54 56 76 25


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