Chris HairelChris Hairel leads Wood Mackenzie’s Americas Downstream Consulting practice. His focus has been on supporting his client’s asset transactions through commercial due diligence projects and corporate strategy development. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Chris was an executive in Accenture’s oil & gas practice for more than a decade. While there, he served oil & gas clients in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, leading corporate strategy engagements, market analysis, operating model design efforts, merger integrations, and business transformation programs.

He holds an MBA from Georgetown University and an economics degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He also has experience as an equities analyst where he developed price forecasting models for use in company valuations. 

Chris has taught youth Sunday School for several years and been a speaker for Men's Life on several occasions. He is married to Eileen, who currently serves on the St. John's vestry. They have two sons, James and Jonathan.

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