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Sasha Duchnowski
Alexander Duchnowski
Bain & Company


Sasha Duchnowski is a Partner at Bain & Company and is based in the firm’s Chicago office. He is a leader in the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility and Strategy practices. Since joining Bain in 2004, Duchnowski has honed deep expertise across the energy and natural resources sphere, especially within food and agriculture. He focuses on advising clients—corporations, NGOs, and investors—on a range of strategy topics related to ESG-driven disruption in Food & Agriculture and materials (i.e. plastics), including new business development, growth strategy, and innovation strategy. Duchnowski leads Bain’s global Food System Transformation efforts and has led or advised on critical programs and collaborations like Pacific Island Tuna and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. This work involves partnerships with important NGOs like The Nature Conservancy and The American Chemistry Council. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School as well as a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.

Areas of expertise

The energy and natural resources sphere, especially within agriculture, Has advised clients on topics including animal nutrition and protein production, crop production and distribution, fertilizers and food processing

Group Overview

Only by doing the hard things right does B&C make big things happen. In today’s hyper-competitive and rapidly changing global energy industry, success demands the right combination of strategic thinking, flawless performance, and an innovation mindset. As climate change and shifting consumer preferences redefine the business-social compact, Bain & Company helps their clients invest with an eye to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies. For decades, B&C’s energy consultants have delivered breakthrough solutions for clients in every sector of the industry. B&C brings integrated expertise that cuts across regions, functions, and capabilities – from the latest in digital tools and analytics to deep insights in consumer trends and cost structures. B&C’s energy and natural resources expertise covers everything from post-merger integration to supply-chain optimization, cost transformation, and B2B go-to-market strategies. B&C can help you discover new ways to improve every aspect of your operations, to redefine your markets, and scale your innovations. B&C is committed to ambitious sustainability goals for their own firm, and they have a proven track record of helping companies harness the power of new technologies and practices to reduce their carbon footprint. B&C helps you work with customers and stakeholders to protect and expand your social license to operate in your communities. B&C’s teams help utilities mitigate wildfire risks and natural gas companies move toward net-zero operations. Energy and natural resources companies are under extraordinary pressure to be accountable to investors, regulators, and the public at large. Get the balance right and you can seize a once-in-generation chance to achieve breakthrough transformation. Get it wrong and you may face an existential crisis. You don’t have to do it alone. Let Bain & Company show you how to make big things happen. Sector Expertise Agribusiness With more than 1,250 engagements across every region and sector of the industry, Bain & Company’s agriculture experts have the experience to help you grow sustainably, transform your cost structure, or update your operating model. Bain & Company works alongside agribusiness clients to anticipate industry disruptions, become more innovative, and implement proven solutions. Chemicals Bain & Company shows leading chemical companies how to innovate, adapt, and reach their full potential. In more than 1,500 engagements Bain & Company has worked in every major subsector, including petrochemicals, organic and inorganic base chemicals, polymers and plastics, specialty and performance chemicals, agrochemicals, fine chemicals, and industrial biochemicals and biomaterials. Mining In more than 650 projects, Bain & Company worked with top-performing mining companies across every segment of the mining value chain. B&C’s teams can help you optimize your portfolio and growth strategy, set your sustainability ambitions, and deliver your capital projects. B&C shows you how to accelerate your operational improvement programs, using digital tools that deliver unprecedented value. Oil & Gas Bain & Company combines deep global experience and cutting-edge methods to help you unlock value and achieve your full potential. Across more than 1,400 oil and gas consulting projects, B&C helped clients transform into leaner, more agile organizations. Bain & Company’s experts apply unparalleled knowledge to a broad range of industry challenges, including price volatility, supply chain disruption, and the complex shift toward alternative energy sources. Utilities & Renewables Across more than 2,000 projects Bain & Company helped clients in every sector of the utilities industry: power generators, electric and gas utilities, multi-utility conglomerates, renewable energy providers, energy trading companies, gas storage and distribution players, energy service companies, water utilities, retailers, and diversified global energy corporations. B&C are also leaders in putting waste management and recycling services at the center of a more circular economy. Experience 3,500+ Number of Natural Resources and Energy consulting projects over the past 10 years (serving 950+ clients) 215+ Global partners and 60+ experts in our Bain Advisory Network dedicated to Energy & Natural Resources industries.

Firm Overview

Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change makers define the future. Across 64 offices in 39 countries, they work alongside their clients as one team with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, outperform the competition and redefine industries. B&C complements their tailored, integrated expertise with a vibrant ecosystem of digital innovators to deliver better, faster and more enduring outcomes. Their 10-year commitment to invest more than $1 billion in pro bono services brings their talent, expertise and insight to organizations tackling today’s urgent challenges in education, racial equity, social justice, economic development and the environment.