Scott Nyquist is a Director in McKinsey & Company's Houston Office and a leader in McKinsey's Energy and Sustainability Practices. He joined McKinsey in 1984 and worked in McKinsey’s London Office between 1985 and 1998. While in London, he led McKinsey’s European Petroleum Practice. Since arriving in Houston, Scott has led McKinsey’s Americas Petroleum and Texas Energy Practices, as well as co-led McKinsey’s global Energy and Materials Sector. He now co-leads McKinsey’s Sustainability and Resource Productivity Practice.
Scott has extensive experience working with integrated and national oil companies. He has helped his clients develop and implement strategies and major change programs that significantly improve their performance. Scott has helped develop win-win integrated oil company/resource-rich country relationships, has worked extensively on deepwater exploration and development strategy initiatives, and has advised national oil companies, integrated oil companies, and independent oil companies develop capital investment and performance improvement programs.
Scott has led work on energy efficiency, wind, solar, biofuels, and natural gas, and co-authored McKinsey’s recent research “Reducing U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions: How Much at What Cost?” He also recently co-authored, “Averting the Next Oil Crisis: The Demand Challenge,” based on a joint research effort by McKinsey’s global Energy and Materials Sector and the McKinsey Global Institute.
Before joining McKinsey, Scott worked for Exxon Production Research in Houston, Texas, where he was involved in offshore oil platform design.
Scott graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and obtained an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.