‟I appreciate the opportunity to work on projects I consider meaningful and positive for the world. We need metals and natural resources for society to advance, but as these are scarce and there are environmental limitations, we need to extract them as efficiently as possible. It is great to be in a position to help clients achieve efficiency, while also ensuring the people doing it are safe and advancing their careers.”
Baglan has over 17 years’ experience improving the operational and financial performance of clients. He has worked extensively across industrial clients, including metals and mining, electricity generation, oil and gas and railways, with extensive focus on metals and mining, where his projects included base metals, ferrous metals, precious metals, phosphate, where he delivered large transformation programs, operational and capital improvements. He has been with Partners in Performance since 2013 and is currently Partner leader in Central Asia.
Two of his key achievements at Partners in Performance include a delivery of business improvement pipeline of $170m for a major copper mining client and a $40m annualised financial improvement for a West African gold mining client.
Before joining Partners in Performance, Baglan worked with both McKinsey, PWC and Schlumberger. His career has been based in clients’ offices and in remote locations, including in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Guinea, Zambia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark.
Baglan believes that, in this age of informational abundance, companies who successfully achieve their full potential are those who can focus on the key aspects that provide maximum impact, then develop the organisational capability to do this continuously and effectively. In his role, he identifies this key focus by making sure the problem is defined correctly and priorities are clear and aligned. He then helps his clients learn and apply these skills.