We are excited to announce that as of February 1, Wood Mackenzie is a portfolio company of Veritas Capital, a leading investor at the intersection of technology and government. Our focus remains on providing you with the best intelligence, analytics, data and tools to ensure you are making the best data-driven business decisions with confidence.  

Read more in our news release here. 


Ashley Sherman

Research Director, Upstream Oil and Gas


  • Russia and the Caspian
  • Upstream oil and gas

Get in touch with Ashley

Tel +44 131 243 4377

Ashley leads our analysis of the Caspian Upstream sector, focused on Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Central Asia.

Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie in 2012, Ashley worked as an oil & gas analyst at an emerging markets-focused investment bank, where he provided valuation support for debt and equity financing for a number of E&P companies in Central Asia and Africa.

He is a regular visitor to the Caspian region and a frequent speaker at industry conferences.


MSc, International Public Policy, University College London

BA (Hons) Modern Languages (Russian and French), Oxford University