James Haywood spent three years at Bain & Company, with a large part of that time in the Private Equity practice doing strategy and commercial due diligence projects across different industries including energy, industrials, manufacturing and telecommunications.
Prior to Bain, James was a Chemical Engineer, and has worked on two oil refineries in the UK, as well as having an operations role for Conoco UK. He then spent five years working at the International Energy Agency (OECD) in Paris as an Energy Analyst and as the Special Advisor to the Deputy Executive Director. Post Bain, James worked for Schlumberger Business Consulting directing strategy and operations improvement projects for upstream oil & gas companies, across the globe. His last permanent role was Director Global Strategy & Strategic Planning for Baker Hughes, a General Electric Company, an international oilfield equipment and services company.
Since 2019, James has been running his own independent consulting firm focusing on three areas; 1. growth strategy and commercial due diligence, 2. organisation effectiveness and executive coaching and 3. social impact. James is happy to collaborate on projects in any of these areas across any industries.
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