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Alicia Lohman

Alicia Lohman

Ernst & Young LLP
Partner/Principal, Transaction Advisory Services
Houston, TX, USA


Background and History

  • With more than 20 years experience, Alicia has in-depth knowledge of supply chain improvement, organization redesign, operational process improvement, and SG&A management, as well as large scale program management, especially in transaction integration environments.
  • She has experience in the oil & gas, chemicals, utilities, engineering and construction, mining, technology, logistics, healthcare, and automotive industries.
  • Alicia was the Chief Procurement Officer for MRO Solutions. As a founding member, she led all procurement activities including strategic sourcing, category management, order fulfilment and back-office systems integration. She helped design the organizational model, operation process and procedures, and led the transition of supply chain management for Maintenance, Repair And Operations (MRO) material and services from client operations to this outsourcing organization.

Representative Experience

  • MLP spin for integrated oil company, developed detailed, bottoms-up stand alone cost model, provided support and coordination for separation planning, and developed dashboards and other metric management tools to determine future cash distributions and targets.
  • Sell side carve out of significant division of a major chemical company; including standalone/one time cost analysis, data room management, and carve out planning.
  • MLP spin for an energy-related midstream infrastructure company, developed detailed, stand alone cost model.
  • Transaction value assessment of multiple acquisitions for a $6.6b engineering and construction corporation, evaluation included a multi-scenario model of ROI as well as assessment of integration approach.
  • Acquisition of an $8b global deepwater driller to increase global footprint, scale and combine complementary drilling assets.
  • Integration readiness assessment for $30b Mining Corporation, including review of approach, process, documentation, organization design, and tracking; identified areas of focus and recommendations to close operational gaps.
  • Sell side carve out of NA operations from global mining company, including separation and one time cost, TSA structure and cost, operational separation and TSA exit strategy.
  • Finance and accounting integration for a leading US E&P company’s $2.7b acquisition of a Gulf of Mexico deepwater exploration and production company.
  • Finance integration of a $4.7b acquisition of an oil & gas exploration and production company into a global, integrated energy company. Engagement focused on Day One preparation and post-close integration planning, execution, and risk mitigation efforts, including limited SOX compliance in first year, reduction in financial close from four weeks to three days in the first month.
  • Simultaneous integration of three pipeline companies with focus on organizational redesign for operational efficiency and effectiveness as well as proper positioning for organic and external growth; reduced overhead by 30%.
  • Buy side carve-out and Integration of a $900m wind generation business unit into an electric utility; marking its entry into the wind generation business; advised finance and accounting function on overall and functional specific integration approach, structure, issue identification and resolution.
  • Integration of a $7.6b acquisition of a power and gas division of a Germany utility into a US utility, transaction is a strategic growth play that is focused on geographic expansion and diversification with some consolidation of support services.
  • Sell side carve-out of Latin America downstream operations for an integrated oil company

Education

M.B.A. from the University of Texas;

B.B.A. in finance/international business from Loyola University.

Memberships

Board of Directors, YES Prep Charter Schools.; Advisory Board Member, Houston Technology Center.

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