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Assem Shamisheva


Supports natural resources companies and energy sector clients through expertise in business strategy, organizational, and digital transformations.

Assem is an expert in supporting companies within the Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining, and energy sector across Central Asia. With a track record spanning Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia, her expertise includes pioneering the application of advanced analytics to help clients tackle operational challenges within Oil & Gas and Metals & Mining industries.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Assem spent seven years at one of the world’s largest oil-field services companies, making impactful contributions in both Germany and Denmark.

Examples of Assem’s recent client projects include:

  • contributing to the implementation of an advanced analytics solution to increase throughput and recovery in beneficiation plants
  • supporting digital business building for a large corporation
  • guiding organizational restructuring and transformation programs
  • supporting capital productivity and SIB capex optimization efforts
  • aiding a client with the development of a decarbonization and energy transition strategy
  • assisting Oil & Gas and Metal & Mining companies with formulating growth strategies
  • helping a client design and implement strategic cost-reduction programs


Schlumberger, Denmark
Manager, field services

Schlumberger, Germany
Technical Engineer, coiled tubing


Kazakh-British Technical University
Diploma, petroleum engineering