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Colin Davies


Colin is a senior corporate strategy leader with extensive global experience delivering value from organic growth, M&A, technology transformation and large-scale performance improvement.

He’s worked extensively with energy industry boards and executive teams leveraging his corporate, investment management and partner-level management consultancy experience. Colin is an expert on energy economics and navigating the Energy Transition.


  • Provides leadership in the Energy Transition, working with both new technology ventures and the management teams of energy and industrial companies. Has evaluated new ventures, captured new revenue adjacencies, and created portfolios that generate value from new energy opportunities.
  • Served as Vice President of Portfolio Optimization for BP’s technology and digital investments, redesigning BP’s technology investment strategy to deliver an ambitious muti-billion $ transformation. Optimised investments globally across exploration and production, midstream, refining, petrochemicals, and back-office functions.
  • Led strategic planning activity as Head of Corporate Strategy at Hess Corporation, defining the economic and energy outlook, coordinating new growth and M&A, and developing a strategy towards the Energy Transition. Led a rapid strategic transformation in close collaboration with management and the board, doubling the share price through a refocused, higher-growth portfolio, selective acquisitions, operational improvement, and a strengthened balance sheet.
  • Previously worked on Wall Street as a sell-side Senior Equity Research Analyst at Bernstein Research, leading coverage of the world’s largest oilfield service companies. Recommended actions to company management and identified material multiplier opportunities to investors, improving value creation across the energy sector. Advised energy investors worldwide and widely quoted in the media for his views on the energy sector and on the Energy Transition.

Colin has regularly lectured at leading business schools and spoken at conferences on energy economics and the energy transition.

He holds a Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College of Science and Technology at the University of London.