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Kassia leads McKinsey’s strategy work within the Oil & Gas Practice in the Americas. She has extensive experience in serving international energy executives on industry-shaping issues. Her passion lies in helping energy companies adapt to disruption by entering new markets, scaling innovations, and collaborating with industry leaders.
Kassia’s client work spans portfolio strategy, capital project delivery, organization, mergers and acquisitions, and technology innovation. She advises international and national oil companies, exploration and production independents, and service providers across multiple geographies, primarily in the Americas and Europe. Kassia also coleads McKinsey’s knowledge partnership with the World Economic Forum on industry collaboration.
The following activities are examples of her recent client work:
- advising a leading global energy company on transforming its organization and delivering major projects to adapt to industry disruptions
- leading a growth-strategy initiative that included expansion to international markets for the exploration arm of a national oil company
- developing a market-entry strategy for the oil and gas business unit of a global engineering company
- assessing a capital-project strategy for monetizing offshore gas for an independent exploration company
Kassia was recently recognized as a Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Oil and Gas by the National Diversity Council. Prior to joining McKinsey, Kassia founded an energy investment and advisory firm and was a private equity investor in energy companies.
Kassia has published articles in Foreign Affairs and elsewhere on energy topics. In 2005, she served in the White House as an advisor on energy and economic policy at the National Economic Council and National Security Council.