Consulting - our people

We understand the challenges our customers face because we are deeply embedded in the industries we serve.

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Consulting - our people

We understand the challenges our customers face because we are deeply embedded in the industries we serve.

Discuss your challenges with our consulting team

For details on how your data is used and stored, see our Privacy Notice.
Our consultants offer a powerful combination of natural resources expertise and commercial consulting skills, partnering with you to provide actionable recommendations that deliver results. With more than 100 members of our team based in locations including Houston, Edinburgh, London, Singapore and Sydney, we are well-placed to work with asset operators, investors and governments to tackle their most complex issues. Meet some of the consulting team.

Consulting team

Aamir Malik

Vice President, Performance Improvement

Aamir works with international and national oil companies to improve financial, commercial and operational performance.

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Andrew Jean-Louis

Vice President, Supply Chain Consulting

Andrew provides expert consulting services and strategy engagements to energy asset owners across the globe.

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Bob Kubis

Director, Americas Gas and LNG Consulting

Bob Kubis focuses on delivering natural gas, NGL & LNG solutions

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Chris Barry

Director, Downstream Consulting

Chris's consulting expertise spans the refining, chemicals and storage sectors where he has advised clients worldwide.

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Chris Graham

Vice President – Energy Consulting, Asia Pacific

Chris leads business development for our Asia Pacific energy consulting practice.

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Chris Heath

Vice President, Metals and Mining Consulting

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Chris Sum

Vice President Consulting, Middle East

Chris advises governments and businesses in the Middle East on strategy, energy policy and development.

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Claude Mourey

Director, Hydrogen and New Energies, EMEA

Claude is the Director of Wood Mackenzie’s Hydrogen and New Energies practice for MENA; she is based in Dubai.

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Costa Swift

Director, Upstream Consulting

Costa is an experienced upstream and business development consultant.

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Daniel Bermudez

Senior Consultant

Daniel joined as a Senior Consultant at Wood Mackenzie in 2018 and he is based in the Mexico City office

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Darren Smith

Head of Asia Pacific Consulting

Darren is an expert in strategy, due diligence, M&A, transaction support and commercial studies.

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David Barrowman

Vice President, Fiscal Consulting

David leads our upstream fiscal service, drawing on more than 30 years' industry expertise.

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Dominic Tisdell

Head of Metals and Mining Consulting, Asia Pacific

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Frank Harris

Head of Global LNG Consulting

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Gavin Law

Head of Gas and Power Consulting

Gavin helps gas and power companies identify opportunities, and helps them develop successful strategies.

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Ian Kyle

Principal Consultant, Gas & LNG

Ian is a Principal Consultant with over 12 years experience in the gas and LNG industry.

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Jose Brugada

Principal Consultant, Downstream Asia Pacific Consulting

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Joshua Ngu

Head of Upstream Consulting, APAC

Joshua leads our upstream consulting practice in Asia Pacific, delivering integrated, holistic solutions.

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Kalpesh Ramwani

Principal Consultant

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Kara McNutt

Vice President, Head of Americas Power and Renewables Consulting

Kara leads Wood Mackenzie’s Americas Power and Renewables Consulting team based in Boston.

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Konrad Jar

Vice President, Asia-Pacific Downstream Consulting

Konrad is an expert in investment studies and transaction support throughout the downstream energy sector.

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Kristy Kramer

Vice President, Head of Gas and LNG Consulting

Kristy brings over fifteen years of gas and energy industry experience to her role leading our Gas and LNG Consulting.

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Lisa Gillespie

Principal Consultant, Energy Consulting

Lisa is an experienced project manager working across upstream and the energy transition.

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Mangesh Patankar

Vice President, Gas and LNG Consulting

With 14 years of experience in the gas/LNG and power industry, Mangesh has a deep understanding of client challenges.

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Matthias Bloennigen

Director, Upstream Consulting

Matthias is the director of our upstream consulting team in the Americas.

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Melany Vargas

Vice President, Head of Hydrogen Consulting

Melany has extensive experience solving strategic problems for clients across the global energy value chain.

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Melvin Chen

Vice President, Head of Power & Renewables Consulting, APAC

Melvin focuses on commercial corporate planning, exploration strategies, due diligence, feasibility and market studies.

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Nicole Papaioannou

Director, Gas and Power

Nicole is a seasoned technical and commercial advisor in the midstream LNG and downstream gas transportation.

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Patrick Barnes

Director, Metals and Mining EMEARC Consulting

Patrick has over 10 years of experience helping foster development of stable and equitable mining sectors.

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Paul Manley

Director, Metals and Mining Consulting

A geologist by training, Paul brings over 20 years of industry experience to our metals and mining consulting team.

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Renaud Brimont

Head of EMEARC Consulting

Renaud leads our upstream consulting practice in EMEARC and is an expert in business transformation.

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Roslyn Cooke


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Shatha Alwardi

Director, EMEARC Consulting

An expert in long-term strategy development, Shatha advises on pricing, planning and market analysis.

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Steven Knell

Vice President, Power & Renewables Consulting

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Valentina Kretzschmar

Vice President Consulting, Climate Risk and Strategy

Dr Valentina Kretzschmar has over 25 years of experience in the energy sector.

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Yanghui Liu

Managing Consultant, Power & Renewables

Yanghui is an expert in wind industry market analysis, supply chain and products

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