Consulting leadership

Darren Smith

Head of Asia Pacific Consulting


  • Asia
  • Oceania
  • LNG
  • Midstream oil and gas
  • Oil and gas markets
  • Upstream oil and gas

Get in touch with Darren

Tel +65 6249 0725

Darren leads our Asia Pacific consulting business. Having worked on more than 100 transactions, he is an expert in change management, strategy development, commercial studies, M&A and due diligence

Darren has over 26 years of energy industry experience in Asia and the Middle East. He joined Wood Mackenzie in 2012 and is currently based in Singapore, where he advises national oil companies and independent upstream and midstream businesses on operational strategy, acquisitive growth opportunities and business development.

An engineer by trade, Darren previously worked for a boutique consultancy in Singapore and the Middle East. His operational expertise is founded on 14 years experience managing assets and assessing operations for ExxonMobil, ICI and Shell, where he held various positions in downstream operations across Asia and in the UK.

Darren is a sought-after speaker at industry conferences around the world, where he shares his detailed operational understanding and technical expertise to comment on the evolving downstream sector.


MBA Commerce with Economics, University of New South Wales

BEng Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales