Scott S. Nyquist

Adjunct Professor in Management - Organizational Behavior & Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Scott Nyquist is a Senior Partner in McKinsey & Company's Houston Office, a leader in McKinsey’s Energy Practice, and a member of McKinsey’s Board of Directors. He joined McKinsey September 6, 1984 and worked in McKinsey’s London Office between 1985 and 1998. Scott transferred from London to Houston in January 1998. He has led McKinsey’s European Petroleum, Americas Petroleum and Texas Energy Practices. He is a Senior Partner in McKinsey’s Global Energy and Materials Practice, has co-led McKinsey’s Sustainability and Resource Productivity Practice, and is a Board member of the McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey’s think tank.

Scott has extensive experience in helping private and public sector energy and materials clients develop and implement strategies and major change programs that significantly improve their performances. He has led engagements to identify opportunities to improve Houston as a leading metropolitan complex.  He has led work on energy efficiency, wind, solar, CCS, and natural gas.  He has co-authored McKinsey’s research “Reducing U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions: How Much at What Cost?”, “Averting the Next Oil Crisis: The Demand Challenge,” and “Resource Revolution: Meeting the World’s Energy, Materials, Food, and Water Needs,” based on joint research efforts by McKinsey’s global Energy and Materials Sector, Sustainability and Resource Productivity Practice, 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.