Célien Fitoussi holds an MSc. in Physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). Focused on renewable energy during his Master, he has since then worked on a broad range of projects across the whole value chain of electricity providers: from production (valuation of renewable energy assets) to sales (business plans, product development), as well as trading (quantitative risk modelling) and transport/distribution (management of high-voltage grid infrastructure projects, smart meter roll-out strategy). Célien carried out his Master’s project in Venezuela on second-generation biofuel production. After completing his civil service at an environmental research center in the French West Indies, he joined BKW Energie AG, a major player in the Swiss electricity market. Since 2014, Célien has worked as a consultant for Swiss and European energy providers. He first worked for Fichtner Management Consulting AG Schweiz, a boutique strategy consulting company focused on the European utility sector. Célien later joined EY as energy specialist in the valuation and business modelling team and continues to have a strong interest in the renewable energy sector.
EY (Ernst & Young) is a professional services company employing over 280,000 people worldwide. Through four integrated service lines — Assurance, Advisory, Tax and Transaction Advisory Services — and a deep sector knowledge, EY helps clients to capitalize on new opportunities and assess and manage risk to deliver responsible growth. EY’s high-performing, multidisciplinary teams help them fulfill regulatory requirements, keep investors informed and meet stakeholder needs. The power and utilities sector faces radical transformation. Distributed renewable generation, new digital technologies and changing consumer expectations are creating a new energy world that is more complex, competitive and challenging. Survival for utilities will depend on their ability to develop new capabilities, different business models and a mindset centered around agility and collaboration. EY works with clients to master this disruption, helping to develop the business model, technology and capabilities that will help position them to succeed in the new energy world.