Energy industry expert Oleg Mikhailov has joined AlixPartners as a managing director and one of the key leaders in the firm’s worldwide energy and process industries practice.

He will be based in Houston.

Mikhailov brings more than 22 years of broad and international experience in the energy industry, both in corporate management as well as consulting. He began his career at Chevron and spent 13 years there, serving in increasingly senior roles in Thailand and throughout South Asia and in the Gulf of Mexico. From there, he moved to TNK-BP, a partnership between the UK-based energy giant BP and the Russia-based AAR Consortium, where he rose to the position of vice president of operations and asset management for upstream activities.

After that, he became vice president of operations at Bashneft, one of the largest producers of oil and gas in Russia. He joins AlixPartners from the Boston Consulting Group, where he was a managing director and partner and led energy-related projects in the UK, Mexico, and Argentina, as well as throughout North America.

“Oleg’s wide-ranging knowledge and experience will be of great value to companies in an industry that is facing significant disruption,” said Simon Freakley, CEO of AlixPartners. “He is well prepared to help our clients deal with their most urgent challenges, and we welcome him to AlixPartners.”