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Namit Sharma

Senior PartnerAmsterdam

Brings extensive experience in serving oil and gas companies around the world, with particular focus on strategy and capital project delivery; leads the strategy work for our Oil & Gas Practice

Namit is the global co-leader of McKinsey’s Oil & Gas practice. He has extensive experience serving oil and gas companies across all key functions, particularly strategy and capital project delivery, and across many geographies, including Africa, Europe, and the Americas. He has also advised several governments on oil-industry topics.

In one recent project, Namit worked with the strategy unit of an oil major to detail a winning strategy for the company—in key areas such as unconventional gas and deepwater—and to support decision making by the board of management. He also developed a regulatory and growth strategy for an Eastern European oil company in the context of a changing regulatory landscape.

On capital project delivery, Namit has helped several clients strengthen their performance. For example, he led a project for a large international oil company to improve its capital project delivery performance to top quartile in the industry, focusing on areas such as front-end engineering and design to value.

Namit has led large-scale programs to optimize oil companies’ organizations and operational performance―including a transformation program for an oil major to achieve its cost ambition in a key African region, ensure the smooth execution of planned divestments in the region, and increase production from remaining assets.

Namit has also worked on several M&A projects across the oil industry.

Published work

A balancing act: Securing European gas and power markets,” McKinsey & Company, April 2023

Global Energy Perspective 2021, McKinsey & Company, January 2021

Een verstevigd fundament voor iedereen,” [In Dutch], Rijksoverheid, April 2020

The decoupling of GDP and energy growth: A CEO guide,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2019

Global Energy Perspective 2019, McKinsey & Company, February 2019

Is peak oil demand in sight?,” McKinsey & Company, June 2016

Never let a good crisis go to waste,” McKinsey & Company, (PDF–686 KB)

A new approach to oil and gas exploration,” McKinsey & Company, November 2014 (PDF–812 KB)


Institute of Chartered Finance, India
MA, finance

Delhi University
BA, business