Tara Schmidt

Tara Schmidt is Senior Manager for Global Trends Research in Wood Mackenzie, researching and advising clients on key risks and uncertainties in our global energy outlook.

Tara has over 15 years experience in the energy industry – beginning her career as a petroleum engineer. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie in 2008 as a Senior Managing Consultant, Tara worked for BP and Shell in the US, UK, and Southeast Asia, as well as a managing strategy consultant for national energy companies in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Tara’s previous experience includes corporate strategy, emerging markets, and sustainable development. With a background in Reservoir Engineering, Tara worked for BP and latterly Shell International in a variety of technical and commercial roles.

Tara has a specialization in International Business, having advised multinationals in the role of sustainable business in emerging markets and having worked with entrepreneurial start-ups in low-income markets. She has published a book on this topic with a consortium of sustainable development academic experts and business practitioners.

Tara holds an MBA in International Business from the London Business School and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Tara Schmidt

Senior Manager, Global Trends


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