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Filipe Barbosa

Houston at the Nexus of Global Trends: Digital, Covid, & Energy Transition with Filipe Barbosa & Nikhil Patel from McKinsey & Company

Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Friday, April 16, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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World Affairs Council of Greater Houston
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About the event

An international affairs program centered on global issues and topics relevant to our domestic and international relations.

About the speakers

Filipe Barbosa, Senior Partner of McKinsey & Co

Filipe Barbosa is a Senior Partner in the Houston office of McKinsey & Co, with over 2 decades of experience at the Firm. His work is focused on the Energy, Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, E&C and Mining & Metal sectors – where he serves several of the world’s preeminent institutions. He has also helped multiple Houston non-profits, including most recently the Texas Medical Center and the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. His expertise is in the areas of performance transformation, growth, strategy, capital projects, merger integrations, and organization design. Filipe leads McKinsey’s Oil & Gas knowledge efforts globally, as well as their service line in O&G sustainability. He co-founded, and has led globally, McKinsey’s Capital Projects & Infrastructure practice, serving clients on mega-projects extensively across industries. He is one of the lead authors of the McKinsey Global Institute’s (MGI) 2017 report titled “Reinventing Construction: A route to higher productivity”. He is also a part of McKinsey’s Global Energy & Materials leadership, and has co-authored articles and research on global strategic shaping forces, strategy formulation and construction productivity. Before moving to Houston in 2012, Filipe was part of McKinsey & Co’s Johannesburg practice where he led the Global Energy & Materials practice in Africa and was part of the Basic Materials (Metals & Mining) global leadership. Prior to joining McKinsey & Co, Filipe was a tenured lecturer in the School of Mechanical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He taught courses in gas dynamics, control theory and flight dynamics. He conducted research and consulting activities in the fields of shockwave physics, shockwave-vortex interactions, composite structures and high speed flow visualization techniques. He holds a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering and has published widely. Filipe lives in Houston and is married with three children. He is passionate about his family, ranching, tennis, current affairs, history, science & technology, outdoors, fly fishing and sport. Filipe was formerly on the Advisory Board of CII (Construction Industry Institute) as well as the Board of the Houston Technology Center. He is currently an Assistant Scout Master for Troop 673 (St. Cecilia), Boy Scouts of America.

Nikhil Patel – Partner of McKinsey’s Global Energy & Materials

Nikhil Patel is a member of McKinsey’s Global Energy & Materials, Digital, and Economic Development practices. In energy, Nikhil serves renewables/power, oil & gas, and chemicals clients. In digital, he supports clients on the full spectrum of capturing business value from digital – from digital strategy and roadmap development across advanced analytics, process digitization, and automation, to digital execution and change management at scale. In economic development, Nikhil has supported diverse regions across North America on sector development, workforce development, and reskilling.