Kurt Baes

Partner

Education

Cornell University (NY, USA)
Master of Business Administration
K.U.Leuven (Belgium)
Master of Science in Applied Economics

Past Experience

Volvo
Various intern positions

Kurt is a Partner based in Brussels, with over 20 years of strategy consulting experience. He has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and North America. He is the local leader of various industry (Oil & Gas, Utilities & Alternative Energy, Automotive, Industrial Goods & Services) and functional (Operations Management) practices. He also heads our Global Competence Center Leader for Energy Transmission.

Kurt serves a broad range of Energy & Utility players and their suppliers in international assignments, such as:

  • Strategy and business planning
  • Global organization redesign
  • Operational excellence/performance boosting
  • Large capital projects & programs
  • Engineering management
  • Risk and portfolio management
  • Asset management

Kurt advises large and mid-size global clients in the automotive and manufacturing industries (aerospace, construction, electronics) on assignments such as:

  • Strategy and business planning
  • Market analysis and entry strategy, including transaction support
  • Industrial reorganization and operations turnaround
  • Performance improvement

In addition, he advises in the area of Operations Management in international context cross-industry, covering Sourcing, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, and overall Performance Improvement.

Recent Publications

Appetite for disruption – Making the most of the future of food
Being the leader of a global food and beverage business has been anything but easy over recent years. Going back a decade, the industry had a reputation for being fairly stable and conservative, dominated by a limited number of global brands that delivered steady growth and margins. Since then, the industry has been shaken by a succession of disruptions, including sluggish demand for traditional core products, rapidly changing consumer patterns and preferences, accelerating technological developments, and evolving attitudes towards the environmental and social impacts of food production.
Green energy – How to outsmart disruption and future-proof business models
With more robust global political climate ambitions, green growth is an increasing driver of greater value for energy and utility companies, as well as for corporates across all sectors. With 2020 a green watershed, the authors outline key opportunities that leaders need to seize to futureproof their businesses and increase shareholder value.
Energy transition put at risk – The case of Belgium
To address the current deadlock, all market actors must build a shared vision
Sustainability in the supply chain: The risks and the rewards
Supply chain sustainability risk management

Kurt is a Partner based in Brussels, with over 20 years of strategy consulting experience. He has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and North America. He is the local leader of various industry (Oil & Gas, Utilities & Alternative Energy, Automotive, Industrial Goods & Services) and functional (Operations Management) practices. He also heads our Global Competence Center Leader for Energy Transmission.

Kurt serves a broad range of Energy & Utility players and their suppliers in international assignments, such as:

  • Strategy and business planning
  • Global organization redesign
  • Operational excellence/performance boosting
  • Large capital projects & programs
  • Engineering management
  • Risk and portfolio management
  • Asset management

Kurt advises large and mid-size global clients in the automotive and manufacturing industries (aerospace, construction, electronics) on assignments such as:

  • Strategy and business planning
  • Market analysis and entry strategy, including transaction support
  • Industrial reorganization and operations turnaround
  • Performance improvement

In addition, he advises in the area of Operations Management in international context cross-industry, covering Sourcing, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, and overall Performance Improvement.

Recent Publications

Appetite for disruption – Making the most of the future of food
Being the leader of a global food and beverage business has been anything but easy over recent years. Going back a decade, the industry had a reputation for being fairly stable and conservative, dominated by a limited number of global brands that delivered steady growth and margins. Since then, the industry has been shaken by a succession of disruptions, including sluggish demand for traditional core products, rapidly changing consumer patterns and preferences, accelerating technological developments, and evolving attitudes towards the environmental and social impacts of food production.
Green energy – How to outsmart disruption and future-proof business models
With more robust global political climate ambitions, green growth is an increasing driver of greater value for energy and utility companies, as well as for corporates across all sectors. With 2020 a green watershed, the authors outline key opportunities that leaders need to seize to futureproof their businesses and increase shareholder value.
Energy transition put at risk – The case of Belgium
To address the current deadlock, all market actors must build a shared vision
Sustainability in the supply chain: The risks and the rewards
Supply chain sustainability risk management

More About Kurt
  • Cornell University (NY, USA)
    Master of Business Administration
  • K.U.Leuven (Belgium)
    Master of Science in Applied Economics
  • Volvo
    Various intern positions