• who we are, and what we bring.

    a passion for change and green innovation
    an unparalleled network of contacts
    well over 325 combined experience in energy, transport and mobility
    unique practitioner insight into fuel, fleet and mobility challenges
    a track record of "getting things done"
    Having managed and advised businesses across fuel, fleet and mobility markets for 30 years, Nick leads the PHC team, Nick is known for developing some of the market’s most insightful thought leadership, for supporting businesses in responding to new and emerging trends, and for identifying synergies to bring about powerful strategic alliances.

    Nick Pannell

    Managing Partner

    Strategy, Corporate Development

    Having managed and advised businesses across fuel, fleet and mobility markets for 30 years, Nick leads the PHC team.

    Nick is known for developing some of the market’s most insightful thought leadership, for supporting businesses in responding to new and emerging trends, and for identifying synergies to bring about powerful strategic alliances.

    John Buxton

    Senior Partner

    Fuels Technology, Supply & Infrastructure

    John has held senior technical positions within the commercial fuel world, including chairing the influential Joint Inspection Group. He specialises now in sustainable transport and aviation fuels and relishes the challenges of alternative feedstocks, certification processes, technical specifications & CORSIA. John holds a DPhil in Chemistry.

    Maria Charash Koundina

    Senior Partner

    M&A, Corporate Development

    Maria has over 20 years of experience in M&A and commercial finance, gained in banking (JP Morgan) and energy sector (Royal Dutch Shell, World Fuel Services). She brings value by applying best industry practices to help companies lead M&A deals, develop strategy, optimise portfolio, achieve smooth integration and deliver synergies.

    Mary Corrie

    Senior Partner

    Organisational Transformation

    Mary works with Top FTSE 100 companies driving cultural and organisational change to underpin long-term, sustainable growth. After 14 years at Shell, holding senior roles in Pakistan, Turkey and Europe, she became a professional commercial negotiator and business strategist, focusing on Agility and Value Creation in business. Mary is also an experienced Executive Coach and a Trustee Director of the Shell Pension Fund.

    Jonathan Elton

    Senior Partner

    Strategy, Restructuring, Americas

    Jonathan has extensive global experience in energy and transport sectors, consistently delivering improved productivity, profitability, and growth in both corporate and consulting environments. He is passionate about commercial innovation and able to deliver across the entire business chain from strategy development to post acquisition restructuring. He is based in Houston, Texas and focuses on North and Latin America.

    Bruno Launois

    Senior Partner

    Road Charging, Tolls and EETS

    Bruno brings a wealth of international experience in Road User Charging and interoperable tolling (EETS – European Electronic Toll Services).

    Having been connected to all toll chargers in Europe and key European market players, Bruno is renowned for his toll expertise and was a Board member of the AETIS (Association of European Toll and Interoperable Services).

    Stuart Madden

    Senior Partner

    Transport Services

    Stuart has in-depth commercial and operational knowledge and experience of the transport sector with a focus on traditional and emerging fuels. He has a thorough understanding of the European fuel card market and alternative payment technologies. He boosts strong relationships with 3rd party service providers, market innovators and disruptors.

    He is a facilitator of change with excellent project management skills.

    Marianne Magnin

    Senior Partner

    M&A, Strategy, Digital

    Marianne combines Fuel Cards, Commercial Transport, Fleet and Retail experience (Shell) with more than 25 years in M&A, structured finance and business development and 10 years in digital economy and sustainability.

    She is a lateral thinker and strategist with a focus on risks and customer benefits supported by strong execution skills.

    Tayfun Ozatalay

    Senior Partner

    Oil Products, Clean Fuels, M&A, Eurasia

    A seasoned and entrepreneurial operator across downstream energy sectors, Tayfun has led and completed successful M&A transactions, strategic reviews, new market entries in fuels, lubricants, bitumen and clean fuels markets. Based in Paris, London and Istanbul, he brings unparalleled knowledge and contacts across EMEA and Eurasian markets.

    Belinda Perriman

    Senior Partner

    Clean Fuels, Opportunity Development, M&A

    Belinda brings 15 years of global experience in structured finance, M&A and joint venture start-ups in biofuels, LNG and Carbon Capture & Storage project leadership (Shell), with 5 years supporting CCS for UK industry and hydrogen production. She is a passionate ideas generator, initiating novel asset swaps and business partnerships as a result of her deep appreciation of new opportunities and risk mitigation.

    Pravin Ramsewak

    Senior Partner

    Fuel Retail, Digital, Africa

    Pravin is a technology expert across the disciplines of Solution Design, Delivery, Strategy and Commercial. Having held senior regional (Africa) and global management and leadership roles, he is passionate about Fuel and Convenience Retail and the value that can be extracted by retailers and site operators through the use of the right technology to automate and optimise their retail networks. Based out of Johannesburg, South Africa, he has a focus across the Africa region.

    Michael Voet

    Senior Partner

    Commercial Transport Markets

    An entrepreneurial commercial leader, Michael brings vast international experience and contacts from across the commercial fuel, corporate mobility, fuel payments and public / commercial transport sectors.

    He has led sales forces for oil majors and brings close relationships with Automotive OEMs. Based in Germany, Michael specialises in the DACH Region.

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