Charles River Associates (CRA) Expands Its Energy Practice

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Charles River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced that Dieter Keller-Giessbach has joined the company’s Energy Practice as a vice president.

“We are excited to welcome Dieter to CRA’s new Düsseldorf office,” said CRA President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maleh. “With 30 years of industry and project experience across the utilities, telecom, chemical, and tech industries, Dieter has a stellar track record as a strategic leader.”

“Dieter has done transformational consulting work in many parts of the value chain, along with strategy, process, and system development projects,” said CRA’s Energy Practice Leader Chris Russo. “He also has served in key account management roles at leading European consulting firms.”

Mr. Keller-Giessbach has developed and led implementation strategies surrounding digital transformations, segment structuring, sector forming, and collaborations within the energy and utilities industries. He has significant experience in the energy sector, including work on fossil fuel generation and renewable technologies, hydrogen transition, energy trading and sales, services and IT, smart homes, e-mobility, distribution and transmission, and sustainability.

Most recently, Mr. Keller-Giessbach was director of energy, sustainability and infrastructure at a global consultancy where he managed market and account teams, as well as external partnerships, including a climate consortium and an alliance of hydrogen partners. In addition to numerous postgraduate certifications, he has an M.A. in geography, political science, and sports science from the Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg.

About CRA’s Energy Practice
CRA’s Energy Practice provides services to a wide range of industry clients, including utilities, ISOs, RTOs, large customers, and investors. The Energy Practice has teams in CRA offices in Boston, London, Munich, Düsseldorf, New York City, Toronto, and Washington, DC. Learn more at

About Charles River Associates (CRA)

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Statements in this press release concerning the addition of Dieter Keller-Giessbach, CRA’s Energy Practice, the expansion of the Energy Practice, and any future business Mr. Keller-Giessbach may generate for CRA, are “forward-looking” statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based upon management’s current expectations and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties. Information contained in these forward-looking statements is inherently uncertain, and actual performance and results may differ materially due to many important factors. Such factors that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements made by CRA include, among others: the failure to generate engagements for us; the potential loss of clients; the demand environment; global economic conditions; foreign exchange rate fluctuations; and intense competition. Additional potential factors that could affect our financial results are included in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those under the heading “Risk Factors.” We cannot guarantee any future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievement. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date of this press release, and we do not intend to do so.


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