Oil and Gas

Heidrick & Struggles’ team of industry leaders in oil and gas serve as a trusted advisors to boards and executive teams globally. We maintain close relationships with companies and sponsors and are actively engaged as thought leaders in the industry, while proactively developing relationships with next-generation senior talent.

As the oil and gas sector navigates disruption and looks to the future of an evolving energy industry, Heidrick & Struggles is well positioned to partner with clients to solve some of their most critical leadership needs. We believe that the greatest competition in the next decade won’t necessarily be for customers, but for best-in-class leadership. Oil and gas companies must therefore reorient themselves to drive creativity and expand capability, while steadily increasing productivity and reserve value.

With looming ESG issues and shareholder pressure we believe the next decade will be challenging and transformative, requiring a new kind of energy leader. While continuing to have high levels of agility and resiliency, these leaders must think like an activist, act like a diplomat, and serve as an advocate for the moral purpose of their business and the industry.

These demands will present a challenge for recruiting and developing best-in-class global talent. In addition to recruiting top leaders throughout the industry, Heidrick & Struggles helps clients accelerate performance through a variety of leadership advisory services, including: culture shaping, executive coaching, leadership assessment and development, organization and team assessment, and succession planning services.

Our depth of industry knowledge enables our team of experts to create a precise leadership roadmap to address the complex challenges in the years ahead. Our experience and talent uniquely position us to help shape new cultures, enhance executive team performance, integrate acquisitions, or fill a singular executive need—all while accelerating leadership performance and mitigating leadership risk.

Our clients include publicly-traded, private equity, or family-owned companies engaged in complex, business-to-business activity globally. They also operate across the value chain of the industry, including exploration and production, midstream and transportation, refining, and energy equipment and services supporting each of these subsectors.


Doug Orr Doug Orr Partner
Beau Yorke Beau Yorke Partner
Hailong Xu Hailong Xu Partner
Sherree Kendall Sherree Kendall Principal

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