Warwick Blyth

Senior Engagement Manager

Warwick Blyth, a senior engagement manager based in South Africa and affiliated with the firm’s Beirut office, has extensive international experience developing business strategies in a wide variety of industries, with distinct credentials in the upstream oil & gas sector. Since joining Strategic Decisions Group in 1994, he has successfully helped many of the world’s largest oil and gas operators improve their decision processes. He has also worked extensively in the financial services sector, helping banking, insurance, and private equity clients with a variety of strategic and operational problems. His efforts have helped businesses develop novel strategies, identify new markets, establish new business lines, and obtain financing.

He is the former CEO and executive director of the South African Oil and Gas Alliance, a public/private sector development agency focused on the oil and gas services sector. In this role, he was instrumental in developing a national industrial policy for the upstream oil & gas sector. Prior to that, he was a partner at PSP Icon, a consulting firm based in Cape Town, where he led its strategy and decisions practice.

He received a BSc (Honors, First Class) with distinction in computer science and mathematics from the University of Cape Town and an MS in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University.  He also lectures occasionally at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business.