Scott is a Senior Advisor and former Senior Partner in the management consulting Firm
McKinsey & Company. He serves energy and industrial companies on matters of
strategy, organization, and performance improvement. During his 35-year tenure,
Nyquist has advised integrated oil and gas companies, National Oil Companies, power
companies/utilities, independent downstream, midstream, and upstream oil and gas
companies. Additionally, he has counselled private equity and industrial firms that
support the energy industry.
Nyquist joined McKinsey in 1984 and was based in McKinsey's London office until
1998 when he transferred to McKinsey Houston. His main Firm leadership roles
included directing McKinsey's European and America's Oil and Gas practices, and co-leading McKinsey's Global Energy and Materials sector and Sustainability and Resource productivity practices. Scott was elected to McKinsey's Board of Directors and
participated in McKinsey's review committees for partner performance. He is on the
extended board of the McKinsey Global Institute, which is McKinsey's internally funded
think tank. Scott has initiated and led numerous published research projects on topics
related to oil and gas, sustainability, and the US economy.
Scott graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in
1980, worked for Exxon Production Research in Houston between 1980 through 1982,
and obtained an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1984.
Nyquist is a member of the Shareholder Committee of Wintershall DEA, Europe’s
leading independent gas and oil company. His Houston community involvement
includes leadership roles on the Greater Houston Partnership Board of Directors, Rice
University’s Jones Graduate School of Business Council of Overseers, the University of
Houston Energy Advisory Board, the Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston Advisory
Board, and the Houston Symphony Board of Trustees.