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. 


Gerrit Venter

Director, Corporate Analysis​, Head of Corporate Research Operations​


  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Russia and the Caspian
  • Middle East
  • Downstream oil refining

Get in touch with Gerrit

Tel +44 330 124 9482

Gerrit leads our corporate downstream research, covering the refining, chemical and marketing portfolios of the integrated Majors, NOCs and Independents. He is based in London and brings over 10 years’ experience in downstream energy research, consulting and pricing analysis. Gerrit also leads the wider Corporate team’s strategic operations function. 

Gerrit joined Wood Mackenzie in 2012 as an analyst in the oils and refining research team. He has since progressed to Director level through various content and team leadership positions across our downstream and corporate research units. As a downstream SME, Gerrit has contributed to various consulting projects in the EMEA region.

Before joining Wood Mackenzie, Gerrit was a price risk analyst at World Fuel Services. Prior to this, he worked on African infrastructure projects as a transport economist in Cape Town, South Africa. 

Master of Commerce, Transport Economics, Stellenbosch University