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Senior Analyst

Maria Alexandra Sare

Maria has an extensive background in energy, mining, metals, sustainability and healthcare. She helps companies develop strategies to enter new markets, remain competitive and navigate the intricate dynamics of governing and regulatory bodies. She assists clients to understand the direction of energy transition policies and implementation hurdles, deploy advocacy strategies and maximize opportunities to partner with the government and relevant associations.  

Prior to joining BGA, Maria was an implementation consultant at McKinsey & Company, where she supported state-owned and multinational energy, mining and metals companies with strategy, operation transformation and project management. She assessed new downstream market entry feasibility for a nickel company and identified key performance levers to improve aluminum smelter operations. She also developed a marketing strategy for a steel joint venture and assisted a downstream-oil terminal transformation project.  

Earlier, Maria worked as a petrophysicist at BP Indonesia, supporting gas field exploration and production in Papua and Kalimantan. She received the Technofest Award for managing one of the company’s top six projects globally. She was selected as BP’s delegate for the One Young World forum in 2019 thanks to her internal advocacy for improving access to quality education and gender equality. 

Maria serves as a committee member of the energy, infrastructure and maritime affairs council at the Indonesian Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, where she discusses energy value chain and energy transition issues with professionals, researchers and government officials. Maria holds a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, United States, where she was a Chevron Indonesia scholar. 

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Australia Shakes Up Digital Platform Regulations

The BGA Australia Team led by Managing Director Fergus Hanson, wrote an update to clients on the release of a new report that could shape ongoing dynamics on digital platform competition. Context The …

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