About Azam

Azam leads our work in the Oil & Gas and Metals & Mining Practices in Southeast Asia. Since joining McKinsey in 2003, he has worked extensively in the energy sector, with oil-and-gas-exploration-and-production (E&P) companies, including leading national and international oil companies, entrepreneurial independent oil companies, mining companies, and independent power producers.

Azam serves these organizations on holistic-growth and transformation agendas to help them achieve sustainable improvement at scale. He also supports clients with strategy, operational transformations, "megaproject" acceleration, and leadership development. Azam has worked with clients across the Australia, India, Middle East, and Australia.

Examples of Azam's recent work include the following:

  • helping to develop both the corporate and capital strategy for an integrated energy company and implementing a transformation and restructuring program
  • advising a Southeast Asian oil company on a gas strategy and road map for gas infrastructure for the country, as well as supporting implementation
  • assisting an Asian national oil company achieve sustainable operations improvement by implementing improved reservoir management, production engineering, and drilling processes
  • supporting one of the world's largest mining companies with an operational-transformation program
  • assisting independents in Australia and Southeast Asia to improve their E&P operations
  • helping an international resources company with its commercial transformation
  • facilitating the digital transformation of an international energy company

Published work

The next frontier for digital technologies in oil and gas” McKinsey & Company, August 2016

"The construction productivity imperative," McKinsey & Company, July 2015

Past experience

General Electric Medical Systems
Design engineer for X-ray systems

Education

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
MBA

Bangalore University
BE, electronics and communication engineering