"Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions and pass them on" - Richard Feynman

Strategy Development & Interim Management

EMONEO can help clients take a step back from daily challenges and use a structured, but personal, approach to define strategic ambitions, dilemmas and key choices to achieve your company's objectives. EMONEO coaches clients through the definition of key issues, the formulation of guiding principles for strategy execution and the articulation of coherent actions to implement. With EMONEO's broad spectrum of experience in executive-level decision making, clients gain fit-for-purpose, actionable insights. Beyond strategy development, EMONEO can continue to support clients in initial implementation of change management in your company's direction, organization or ways-of-working.

Professionalization and Scale-Up

EMONEO can provide clients expertise in all aspects of integrated management of growth in the energy business. Combining experience in  opportunity realization, decision-based risk management and project delivery, stakeholder management, technical assurance and commercial negotiation, EMONEO help clients navigate to optimal outcomes in pursuing company growth. 

Negotiations and Public-Private Relations

With specific expertise in negotiating and managing public-private relationships and agreements, EMONEO can position clients to be resilient to and help shape a quickly changing public and political landscape in energy transition, infrastructure developments and management of societal impacts.



EMONEO Energy Consulting was founded in March 2019, established in the Netherlands by Martijn Verwoerd. EMONEO brings together over 22 years of international experience with Royal Dutch Shell in Upstream, Integrated Gas, Technology and Corporate business organizations, offering unique knowledge and insights to provide the best advice and recommendations on energy opportunities and challenges.

Combined with continued personal development through recent learning programs at IMD, Stanford University and Harvard Business School, EMONEO advice brings fresh perspectives on leadership and mindset.


"After a fantastic 22+ year journey with Shell which has taken me across the globe and has exposed me to a an enormous variety of people, cultures and business challenges, I have found renewed energy in thinking about ways in which I can put my experience and expertise to use in helping companies', organizations' and society's energy challenges"

Martijn Verwoerd
Founder and Managing Director EMONEO

Co-Founder and Managing Director Clean Rock Energy https://www.cleanrockenergy.com 

Co-Founder and Managing Director Return Carbon

Executive Advisor on strategy development and portfolio management (2017-2019)

Project Director managing impacts of operations on people, municipalities and governments (2014-2016)

Vice-President and General Manager executive roles in growth of Shell's oil and gas upstream/LNG business (2007-2013)

Project management, strategy & business planning and R&D technology development (1996-2006)

Geophysics degrees from Stanford University (1995) and University of Utrecht (1993)