Scott Desmarais

Scott Desmarais is an energy focused Partner with McKinsey based in Denver. He heads our Digital Oil & Gas practice in the Americas and is a leader working with McKinsey’s global oil & gas clients. Born in Boulder, Scott recently moved back home to Denver with his family after spending the last few decades in Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.


Scott brings over 20 years of experience leading engagements with the world’s top oil & gas corporations and governments on global energy opportunities and challenges. His work with international CEOs, managing directors and operations leaders on critical operations excellence improvements, digital transformations and new growth strategies has delivered significant, sustainable impact for leading oil & gas and electric power companies worldwide. Examples:

Scott holds a MBA from the Wharton Graduate School of Finance and a MA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. He also has a Certificat d’Études from the Chambre de Commerce de Paris. He is fluent in English and French; proficient in Spanish.

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