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Laura Sima
Director, Companies & Transactions
Laura Sima is a director with the Upstream Companies & Transactions team at IHS Markit.

Ms. Sima is based in the Paris office and focuses on the transformational paths taken by the oil & gas companies as they embrace the Energy Transition and the implications for their strategies and portfolios. Since joining the Companies & Transactions team in 2017, Ms. Sima has supported clients on a variety of topics such as capital and portfolio strategies for the Global IOCs, financial and operational analysis, performance benchmarking, investments in the low-carbon space and increasing role of ESG aspects, as well as M&A activity and trends across the EMEA region. Ms. Sima has over eight years of experience with the IHS Markit Consulting practice across Upstream, Automotive and Transportation sectors. Prior to IHS Markit, Ms. Sima worked for Ineum Consulting (now Kurt Salmon) on the implementation of a defined-benefit pension scheme, social welfare and health insurance for the local employees of Total across several regions. Ms. Sima holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School (France) with a specialisation in Petroleum Economics and Management from the IFP School (France); an MSc in consulting from Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne University (France) and a BSc (honours) in computer science from the Faculty of Cybernetics (Romania). A Romanian national, she is fluent in English and French.

Industry expertise
Oil & Gas Upstream
Upstream Companies & Transactions
Areas of interest
Exploration & Production (E&P) Strategy
International Oil Companies (IOCs)
Low Carbon Spending
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Upstream Benchmarking
Regional focus
Europe & CIS, Middle East & North Africa
English, French
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