Richard Forrest
A T Kearney Energy Transition Institute


Richard Forrest is the lead Partner of A.T. Kearney’s Global Energy and Process Industry practice which covers Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Utilities, Renewables, Mining & Metals, and other process industries. He has extensive international experience working with high-profile clients on transformational initiatives including cost optimization, growth/portfolio strategies, R&D effectiveness, complexity reduction, and challenging merger integrations.

Richard is best known for:

  • Global business transformation—Co-creating and delivering transformational change of leading Oil and Gas and Chemicals companies, addressing cost transformation, growth/portfolio strategies, supply chain optimization, complexity reduction, organization effectiveness and capital excellence
  • Distinctive corporate and business unit strategy—Defining innovative strategies to create sustainable advantage of major Oil and Gas and Chemical companies based on deep understanding of future macro and industry trends
  • M&A and Integration—Executing large scale integrations for Oil and Gas and Chemical companies, from due diligence to hands-on synergy delivery. Integration support covering strategy, organization/governance, culture, synergies, risk and integration management.

Richard is a passionate industry thought leader. He has authored numerous forward-looking articles and reports on the Oil and Gas and Chemical industries including an annual forward-looking report on Oil and Gas M&A. He also led an Oil & Gas Capex initiative with the World Economic Forum to define priority improvement options for the industry. Richard serves as chairman for A.T. Kearney’s non-profit energy transition institute, dedicated to providing independent research on technologies and opportunities shaping the future energy value chain. He also serves on A.T. Kearney’s global board of directors, having served on all committees over the course of his tenure.

Prior to joining A.T. Kearney, Richard worked for KBR in London on capital projects (Refining, LNG) and technical/economic evaluations in oil and gas. He also worked for Bechtel in London on major capital projects in the oil and gas sector (upstream, refining, chemicals). Richard earned his MBA from Cranfield School of Management and his master’s in chemical engineering from University of Nottingham.

Richard will be moderating a panel on Transitioning to a New Energy Landscape on Day 1 of the GPEX Conference.

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