Valentina Kretzschmar

Vice President Consulting, Climate Risk and Strategy


  • Global

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Dr Valentina Kretzschmar has over 25 years of experience in the energy sector. She is a senior expert, with a focus on corporate energy transition strategies and climate reporting. She joined Wood Mackenzie’s Consulting team in June 2023 from Capricorn Energy, where she served as Energy Transition Director, responsible for the company’s climate change and energy transition strategy and reporting.

Before Capricorn, Valentina spent 18 years at Wood Mackenzie across Corporate, Upstream Russia and Caspian and Coal Research teams. As Vice President of Corporate Research, she led the development of Corporate New Energy Research.

She is an Advisory Board Member at CausewayGT – a geothermal company. She also held a non-executive director role on the board of NHST Global Media (Norway).


  • BEng, Mechanical Engineering, University of Edinburgh
  • MSc, Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College, London
  • PhD, Clean Coal Technology, University of Edinburgh
  • MBA (Finance), Durham University

Valentina is a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng. MIMechE) and holds a Non-executive Director Diploma.