Roger Aguirre


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Roger Aguirre Egon Zehnder, Houston


Roger Aguirre, based in Houston, is a member of the Energy and CleanTech team within Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice and serves clients across the full energy value chain. He is also active in the firm’s Supply Chain Practice. Roger is deeply experienced in oil & gas with a particular focus on oilfield services. He conducts management appraisals as well as executive search and director search.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Roger was with GE Oil & Gas in Houston, where he served as Global Product Line Manager driving the global expansion of GE Oil & Gas into unconventional markets. As North America General Manager for GE Oil & Gas, Roger was in charge of land Wellheads & Hydraulic Fracturing in the US and Canada. Earlier, Roger was with Schlumberger, where he was part of the Artificial Lift segment and filled a range of leadership roles, among them Operations Support Manager, Europe, Caspian & Africa; Subsea Project Manager in Aberdeen, Scotland; Country Manager, Ecuador; and Operations Manager, Indonesia.

Roger earned an Engineering Degree in Electronics and Communications from Escuela Politécnica Nacional in Quito, Ecuador, and an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management – Erasmus University in The Netherlands.

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.

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

What we heard - CERAWeek 2015: “The Future of Energy Leadership” panel discussion

The market turbulence, high levels of M&A activity, and the ongoing challenges of public dialogue are testing the mettle of energy industry chairmen and chief executives who must chart a course forward and maintain high performance during uncertain times. To see how industry leaders are grappling with this task, Egon Zehnder convened a panel discussion on energy leadership at CERAWeek 2015, the industry’s premiere annual gathering. Here is what we heard.

Energy Companies Need To Remake Their Boards, Before Activists Force Them To

Boards of directors in the energy sector have been changing faster than ever – and if activist investors have their way, there’s more to come.

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The Next Energy Shortage: Big Oil CEOs

In recent years oil and gas companies have applied innovative technologies to make discoveries of vast new hydrocarbon resources. If only it were that easy for them to deal with a dire challenge above ground: identifying and training a new generation of qualified and prepared executives who are ready and willing to lead oil and gas companies at this pivotal time in the industry’s history.

consultant name

Roger Aguirre Egon Zehnder, Houston