UMS Group Announces Appointment of Managing Director for UMS Group Europe

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Ennio R. Neumann Senese Appointed Managing Director of UMS Group Europe; Ed De Vroedt to Assume Roles of European Operations and Finance Director, MD for Benelux

Ennio R. Neumann Senese, UMS Group Europe Managing Director

Ennio R. Neumann Senese, UMS Group Europe Managing Director

It is wonderful to join one of the world’s most innovative niche consulting companies, driving creative new client solutions and setting the pace for the challenging decades to come.

UMS Group today announced changes to its Global Management Team, with the appointment of a Managing Director for Europe and leadership moves across its EMEA business.

Ennio R. Neumann Senese has been named MD for Europe, with responsibility for the company’s EMEA business. He will join the UMS Group Board and assume responsibility for the EMEA region and overall growth strategy for the firm. “It is wonderful to join one of the world’s most innovative niche consulting companies, driving creative new client solutions and setting the pace for the challenging decades to come.”

“Ennio brings incredible energy and leadership vision to his new role as MD of UMS Group Europe,” said Jack Shearman, UMS Group’s Chief Executive Officer. He brings 30+ years of senior executive Energy Sector Line Management and Consultancy experience, including executive leadership positions with Shell Oil, Accenture, ILF Group, and Private Equity, as well as more than 14 years at two big-five Consulting companies. He is a strong leader and facilitator who hits the ground running, knowing how to bring out the best in people. His specific areas of expertise include Strategy, Procurement, M&A, and Performance Improvement. “Senese’s long track record of running major improvement projects in challenging environments, ideally positions him to help us in addressing the increasingly volatile and dynamic consultancy market worldwide.”

Ed De Vroedt has been appointed European Operations and Finance Director, and MD for Benelux effective immediately, with responsibility for UMS Group’s Benelux clients and our European based learning consortia programs. De Vroedt, a 13-year veteran of UMS Group Europe, is a leader in serving our clients in the electric utility, gas and water sectors. His roles have included driving asset management transformations across client organizations, strategic investment optimization, and more recently deployment of digitalization strategies. Prior to this current role, he served as Acting MD for UMS Group Australia in 2014-16 and was a key player in our expansion of Asset Management services into the Asia Pacific market.

Diego Klappenbach, who has served as Hub Leader in Scandinavia since 2015 will take on the title of MD Scandinavia. Klappenbach joined UMS Group as the first employee serving the Scandinavian market. He brought with him many years of experience in the Vattenfall Group. He joined UMS to spearhead the group’s presence in the Scandinavian market. Over the years he has earned recognition as a thought leader in developing asset strategies and implementation of asset management systems. Serving many different industries, including: Electric T&D, power generation, hydropower, nuclear and transportation, he has built broad recognition for the brand in the Scandinavian market.

“I am grateful to Ed and Diego for the positive impact they have had on the business as a force in our European and Asia Pacific operations. They have been role models for our people and committed advocates for our clients” said Shearman. “I am pleased they will be working with Ennio to forge a stronger team to drive success in Europe and to embrace the increasingly dynamic market in the EU, Middle East and Asia. As Ennio assumes overall leadership of our business in EMEA, I’m confident that his seasoned expertise and commitment to our people and clients will strengthen and grow UMS Group in this critical market.”

About UMS Group
UMS Group is an energy market focused global consultancy, providing a range of services in Strategy and Consulting, Global Learning Consortia, Operational Analytics, and Data Services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across the Energy and Utility sector — powered by extensive benchmarking databases and a dynamic analytics and tool development center in Manila. UMS Group brings continuous innovation and access to worldwide best practices to help clients improve performance and create sustainable value across their businesses. Visit us at

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