Richard Forrest is the lead Partner of A.T. Kearney’s Global Energy and Process Industry practice which covers Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Utilities, Renewables, Mining & Metals, and other process industries. He has extensive international experience working with high-profile clients on transformational initiatives including cost optimization, growth/portfolio strategies, R&D effectiveness, complexity reduction, and challenging merger integrations. Richard is best known for:
Richard is a passionate industry thought leader. He has authored numerous forward-looking articles and reports on the Oil and Gas and Chemical industries and recently led an Oil & Gas Capex initiative with the World Economic Forum to define priority improvement options for the industry. Richard serves as chairman for A.T. Kearney’s non-profit energy transition institute, dedicated to provide independent research on technologies and opportunities shaping the future energy value chain. He also serves on A.T. Kearney’s global board of directors, having served on all committees over the course of his tenure.
Prior to joining A.T. Kearney, Richard worked for KBR in London on capital projects (Refining, LNG) and technical/economic evaluations in oil and gas. He also worked for Bechtel in London on major capital projects in the oil and gas sector (upstream, refining, chemicals). Richard earned his MBA from Cranfield School of Management and his master’s in chemical engineering from University of Nottingham.