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Head, Warwick Business School Global Energy Research Network, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

David joined Warwick Business School as Academic Director for the Warwick Global Energy MBA in 2008 after more than 20 years working in the energy & management consulting industries.

After graduating in Natural Sciences from Christ's College, Cambridge, David joined BP, working in the UK then the US. While in the US he completed his MBA at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he received the Dean's Award for academic excellence. He then joined Gemini Consulting in 1995 and, after various mergers, was Vice President with the UK Energy, Utilities & Chemicals team of CapGemini.

In 2004 he joined Schlumberger as Vice President & Director in the team who created the firm's management consulting arm, Schlumberger Business Consulting. David initially focused on the London-based team then spent a year in Houston as Director for SBC's North & South America activities before returning to London and focusing on clients in Northern Europe.

With WBS he continues as Course Director of the WBS Global Energy MBA and leads the WBS Global Energy Research Network. He combines teaching with work on externally funded research programmes that investigate how the energy industry is changing, how management practices across the industry are changing and what new business models are finding success in the marketplace.


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    Head, Warwick Business School Global Energy Group, Warwick Business School