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Justin Pettit

Vice President – Upstream Energy, IHS Markit

Mr. Justin Pettit, vice president of Upstream Energy at IHS Markit,is a strategic advisor to the oil and gas industry.
Mr. Pettit is an oil and gas industry leader with twenty-five years of experience as an oil company corporate development executive, bulge-bracket investment banker and general management consultant, as well as a sought-after speaker. Mr. Pettit authored "The Final Frontier: E&P's Low-Cost Operating Model," which offers practical guidance on transforming operations to keep pace with change and create lasting advantage - a useful companion for his two previous books, "Merge Ahead: Mastering the Five Enduring Trends of Artful M&A" (McGraw-Hill 2009) and "Strategic Corporate Finance: Applications in Valuation and Capital Structure" (Wiley 2007). He is a popular guest lecturer at business schools and industry conferences, including NYU, Wharton, Brookings Institute, Heritage Foundation, Financial Management Association (FMA) and Financial Executives Institute (FEI). Mr. Pettit entered the oil and gas industry in 1992, as a senior business planner with Norcen Energy Resources, after working as a process technology and development engineer in the US, Canada and West Germany in the 1980s. He went on to a successful career on Wall Street, including partner at boutique restructuring and enterprise improvement firm, Stern Stewart & Company, and global head of strategic advisory for UBS Investment Bank. A former Booz & Company partner, he was in the energy and chemicals practice and global co-lead of M&A advisory. Mr. Pettit holds a BASc in Mechanical Engineering from University of Toronto, Canada, and an MBA from Western University, Canada. He completed continuing education in Petroleum Geology, at TU Delft in The Netherlands and Reservoir Geomechanics at Stanford University, US, and is active with the New England Chapter of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). He served as contributing editor for Strategy + Business, referee for The Journal of Quantitative Finance, and he has been published in many business journals, including Harvard Business Review and Journal of Applied Corporate Finance.
  • Oil & Gas
  • Oil & gas upstream

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