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Scott Nyquist Special Advisor, Senior Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Company

Scott Nyquist ImageScott is a Special Advisor, Senior Partner Emeritus in the management consulting Firm, McKinsey & Company. He serves energy and industrial companies on matters of strategy, organization, and performance improvement. He has assisted integrated oil and gas companies, National Oil Companies, power companies/utilities, independent downstream, midstream, and upstream oil and gas companies, as well as private equity and industrial companies that serve the energy industry.

He joined McKinsey in 1984 and worked in McKinsey's London office until 1998 when he moved to McKinsey's Houston Office. He has led McKinsey's European and America's Oil and Gas practices, and co-led both McKinsey's Global Energy and Materials sector and McKinsey's Sustainability and Resource productivity practices. He has been on McKinsey's board of Directors and a member of McKinsey's committees that review the performance of its partners. He has been on the extended board of the McKinsey Global Institute, which is McKinsey's internally funded think tank. Scott has led many internal research projects on topics related to oil and gas, sustainability and resource productivity, and the US economy.

Before joining McKinsey, Scott obtained an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, worked for Exxon Production Research in Houston, and graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering.

Scott is a member of the Shareholder Committee of Wintershall DEA, Europe’s leading independent gas and oil company. His Houston community involvement includes memberships on the Greater Houston Partnership Board of Directors, Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business Council of Overseers, the University of Houston Energy Advisory Board, the Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston Advisory Board, and the Houston Symphony Board of Trustees.