Rafael Schmill

Rafael Schmill

Partner, Strategy& Italy

Rafael Schmill is a Partner based in Strategy&’s Milan office.

He has extensive experience in the Energy, Utilities & Resource sectors, having worked with global players and institutions across the whole Oil & Gas and Energy value chain: from upstream to midstream and downstream.

With almost 20 years of professional experience, he led projects across Europe, Central Asia, South-East Asia, North Africa, Latin America and the US.

Rafael has developed a strong expertise in energy transition, small scale LNG business, new mobility and sustainability. 

Rafael has a strong international background and talks six languages.

His areas of focus:

  • Energy transition strategic plan
  • Corporate Strategy and Business Planning

  • Customer Strategy & Marketing

  • Go-To-Market Strategy

  • Commercial Strategy

  • Operating model and organization

  • Merger and acquisition

Examples of recent assignments include:

  • Assessment of small scale LNG opportunities in Europe (multiple projects)

  • e-mobility development in Italy and Europe 

  • Energy infrastructure development in Italy

  • Development of “new energy solutions” 

  • Definition of Sustainability and ESG goals

  • ePayment and digital payments opportunities 

  • Go-To-Market strategy of new digital offering related to energy efficiency 

  • Value creation for a potential merge of two global lubricants players

  • The future of fuel retail in Italy

  • Business plan review for Oil & Gas equipment manufacturer

  • Strategic plan and commercial strategy for a leading European chemicals company

  • Various commercial due diligences for infrastructures and equipment companies

Contact details



  • Business strategy, Operating model and organization, Deals strategy


  • Energy transition, Oil & Gas, Small scale LNG, Sustainability


  • MBA from SDA Bocconi University with an exchange at New York University (Stern Business School)
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