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Executive Director of Upstream Consulting, Europe, CIS and Africa in London - Ropemaker Place

Executive Director of Upstream Consulting, Europe, CIS and Africa

About Us

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 key business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

Your Role

Consulting Executive Director for Upstream is a key member of the Upstream Consulting extended leadership team, responsible for driving consulting sales and revenue. Successful candidates will be able to build and maintain strong client relationships; write and deliver project presentations; and lead and contribute to complex consulting assignments.


  • Develop and execute business plan for Upstream Consulting and revenue generation  

  • Collaborate and build productive relationships with other strategy and business leaders within Upstream, IHS Energy (upstream oil & gas, OMDC, power and climate) and other IHS Markit business leaders.  

  • Effectively lead cross-functional consulting teams on large and complex projects utilizing deep industry and commercial knowledge of the Upstream team, IHS research and broader IHS expert network. 

  • Develop productive relationships within industry and among clients to generate repeat business and revenues.  

  • Grow total client business through leveraging subscription products into consulting proposals, upselling strategy content and consulting value-add for ongoing consulting relationships and requests.  

  • Demonstrate teamwork thorough collaboration with project leaders and contributing to ongoing consulting projects as needed.  

  • Be knowledgeable of subscription products and be able to represent the Upstream and Energy research to clients and prospects.

About You

Candidates must have a strong fundamental understanding of Upstream and Energy markets. Candidates will have demonstrated the ability to work in difficult client situations and have the skills to build strong relationships both within client organizations and inside the matrixed IHS Markit organization. Excellent written and verbal communication is critical to success.


  • Minimum of 20 years directly related experience traditionally acquired by working for consulting firms, government, or industry.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Degree in economics, statistics, engineering or industry-related fields and graduate degree preferred.

  • Any equivalent combination of experience and education.

Skills and other competencies:

  • Commercial track record of business development and delivery of large, complex consulting projects.

  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills at all levels of business to enable effective/productive communications with key people including executive level clients

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment and ability to navigate and excel in a complex, matrixed organization.

  • Ability to lead and manage large, inter-disciplinary teams.

  • Experience building successful global teams and working within them to influence positive results.  Solid leadership skills in influencing successful outcomes without direct authority. 

  • Must be highly organized and creative with accomplished time and project management skills

  • Proficiency with MS applications required (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).


Inclusion and diversity are critical to the success of IHS Markit, and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category. For more information on the many ways in which we enthusiastically support inclusion and diversity efforts for both candidates and employees, please access our Inclusion & Diversity Statement here.

We are proud to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with IHS Markit and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please contact or call +1 212 849 0399. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are considered on a case-by-case basis. This contact information (email and phone) is intended for application assistance and accommodation requests only. We are unable to accept resumes or provide information about application status through the phone number or email address above. Resumes are only accepted through the online application process, and only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up.

IHS Markit maintains a substance-free workplace; employees may be asked to submit to a drug test (where permitted by law).  In addition, as a federal contractor in the United States, the company participates in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work.

For information please click on the following links:

IHS Markit Business Code of Conduct
Right to Work
EEO is the Law
EEO is the Law Supplement
Pay Transparency


Current Colleagues

If you are currently employed by IHS Markit, please apply internally via the Workday internal careers site.

  • Req ID: R20977
  • Date Posted: 04/07/2021
  • Job Category: Consulting and Professional Services
  • Location: London - Ropemaker Place
  • City, State: London
  • Country: United Kingdom

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