Carol SingletonSlade

Houston, Calgary

consultant name

Carol SingletonSlade Egon Zehnder, Houston, Calgary


Carol SingletonSlade, based in Houston, leads the firm’s Global Energy and U.S. Board Practices, and is a member of Egon Zehnder’s Executive Committee. Carol advises CEOs and boards at organizations across the Energy value chain, with a focus on upstream operators and services. Carol provides counsel on CEO succession and board composition and effectiveness, and works as a strategic partner to recruit, assess and develop critical senior executive technical and operational leadership roles.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Carol started her career in technical exploration as a geophysicist working with BP, Hess and BG moving into broader regional exploration leadership roles. She then was the commercial lead for exploration in Alaska with Arco before moving into corporate strategy and financial advisory.

Carol earned a BS in Physics from Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, an MS in Geophysics from Durham University, and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. Carol serves on the Houston NACD Advisory Board, and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

News and Publications

CERAWeek 2017

An impending market rebound has many feeling cautiously optimistic, but the extended cycle of the current downturn – now being characterized as “lower for longer” – has created a new reality that will change leadership imperatives for the foreseeable future. Energy leaders are realizing that lower prices, unpredictable market dynamics and hyper competition for talent, resources and capital are driving a need to rebuild and adapt businesses or risk being left behind. In this new reality, it’s critical to strike a balance between disruption and discipline – understanding how to best lead innovation while still adhering to longstanding best practices that will ensure longevity regardless of future market fluctuations.

International Business Times – US Boards Need Alternatives to Gender Diversity Quotas

The percentage of female board members in the US dropped in 2016, reports the International Business Times. Out of 44 nations, the US ranked 19th place, with about two women per board versus an average of 11.5 seats. Could quotas be the answer?

Fortune – Diversity: Why Are US Boards Lagging Behind?

An early champion of diversifying corporate culture, the US has fallen behind much of the developed world over the past four years, according to Egon Zehnder’s 2016 Global Board Diversity Analysis.

CERAWeek 2016

From exploration to distribution, the energy industry is confronting historic challenges and opportunities that are testing the ability of its leaders to navigate uncertainty

IHS CERAWeek 2017

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Carol SingletonSlade Egon Zehnder, Houston, Calgary