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Dara Olufon


Supports oil and gas executives and financial investors on strategic topics relating to the energy transition

Dara helps oil and gas executives develop and implement corporate and business unit strategies relating to energy transition. Since joining McKinsey, he has led many major energy transition projects across Western Europe, North America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East.

Dara also advises financial investors on energy transition agendas, in particular by identifying priority energy transition investment themes and on financing transitioning oil and gas companies.

Examples of Dara’s recent work include the following:

  • leading the corporate energy transition and carbon strategy project for a major global oil and gas group
  • shaping the integrated country-level energy transition strategies for a major oil and gas company operating in Europe and the United States
  • developing the energy transition growth strategy for a global oil and gas services provider
  • leading the identification of energy transition investment themes for a European bank
  • leading the identification and prioritization of energy transition investment themes for a global alternative asset manager
  • developing the energy transition strategy for a Middle Eastern oil and gas company

Dara is also passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is a European leader in McKinsey’s Black Network.


Ethnocultural minorities in Europe: A potential triple win, McKinsey & Company, February 2024

Ethnocultural minorities in Europe: An untapped growth opportunity,” McKinsey & Company, November 2023

Race in the UK workplace: The intersectional experience,” McKinsey & Company, June 2023

Engineering the energy transition: An interview with Aleida Rios of BP,” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

The big choices for oil and gas in navigating the energy transition,” McKinsey & Company, March 2021

The West of Shetland comes of age,” McKinsey & Company, March 2019


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University of Cambridge
MEng, chemical engineering
BA, chemical engineering