Scott S. Nyquist

Director, McKinsey and Company

Scott Nyquist is a Director in McKinsey & Company's Houston Office, a member of McKinsey’s Board of Directors, and a leader in McKinsey's Energy Practice. 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. 

During Scott’s 31 years with McKinsey, he has served National Oil companies in Russia, Middle East, India, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. He has served four of the top five integrated oil companies and several independent upstream and downstream Oil and Gas companies. He has served electric utilities and several energy related equipment and service companies. He has helped CEOs define their strategies and operational agendas, build their top teams, and strengthen their organizations’ capabilities. He has helped his clients develop and implement strategies and transformational programs that have significantly improved their performance. 

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.