Oleg Mikhailov leaves BCG for consulting rival AlixPartners

05 February 2020 Consultancy.eu 2 min. read

Russian national Oleg Mikhailov has left Boston Consulting Group to join consulting rival AlixPartners. 

At AlixPartners, a global consultancy with around 2,400 consultants and staff, Mikhailov has been appointed a Managing Director. Based in Houston, he serves as one of the key leaders in the firm’s worldwide Energy and Process Industries practice. 

This practice advises among others oil & gas exploration and production companies, upstream and downstream service providers, energy players, power generators, chemicals companies and industrial manufacturers with strategy, mergers & acquisitions, performance improvement, turnaround & restructuring, human capital and digitisation. 

“Oleg’s wide-ranging knowledge and experience will be of great value to companies in an industry that is facing significant disruption,” said Simon Freakley, CEO of AlixPartners. Bob Sullivan, the global leader of AlixPartners’ Energy and Process Industries practice and formerly a partner at Kearney, added, “We welcome Oleg to the firm. He is well prepared to help our clients deal with their most urgent challenges.”

Oleg Mikhailov leaves BCG for consulting rival AlixPartners

Mikhailov brings more than two decades of international experience in the energy industry to the firm, both in corporate roles as well as in management consulting. Most recently, at Boston Consulting Group, he was a Managing Director and Partner in the firm’s Energy unit. During his nearly six years at the consultancy, he led 30+ engagements at oilfield services and equipment (OFSE), oil & gas (O&G) exploration and production (E&P) and other oil-related companies.

He advised clients on topics such as growth strategy, business planning, operations performance improvement, pricing and customer excellence, mergers & acquisitions and digitisation, including artificial intelligence and robotics. Mikhailov delivered projects in North America, the UK Mexico and Argentina.

Prior to joining BCG, he was a Vice President at Bashneft, one of the largest producers of oil and gas in Russia, and Vice President of operations and asset management for upstream activities at TNK-BP, a partnership between UK-based energy giant BP and Russia-based AAR Consortium.

Mikhailov began his career at Chevron, where he worked for thirteen years in increasingly senior roles in South Asia and the Gulf of Mexico.