Scott is a Senior Advisor and former Senior Partner in the management consulting Firm McKinsey & Company. He serves energy and industrial companies on matters of strategy, organization, and performance improvement. During his 35+ year tenure, Nyquist has advised oil and gas companies, power companies/utilities, chemical companies, and mining companies. Additionally, he has counselled private equity and industrial firms that support the energy industry.
Nyquist joined McKinsey in 1984 and was based in McKinsey's London office until 1998 when he transferred to McKinsey Houston. His main Firm leadership roles included directing McKinsey's European and America's Oil and Gas practices, and co-leading McKinsey's Global Energy and Materials sector and Sustainability and Resource productivity practices. Scott was elected to McKinsey's Board of Directors and participated in McKinsey's review committees for partner performance. He was on the extended board of the McKinsey Global Institute, which is McKinsey's internally funded think tank. Scott has initiated and led numerous published research projects on topics related to energy, sustainability, and the US economy.
Scott graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1980, worked for Exxon Production Research in Houston between 1980 through 1982, and obtained an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1984.
Nyquist is a member of the Shareholder Committee of WintershallDEA, Europe’s leading independent gas and oil company. His Houston community involvement includes Vice Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Energy Transition Initiative, the University of Houston Energy Advisory Board, the University of Houston Energy Transition Institute Board, Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business Board of Advisors, the Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston Advisory Board, and the Houston Symphony Board of Trustees.