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Darwin Smith

Partner & Managing Director


Darwin Smith is a core member of The Boston Consulting Group’s Energy practice and a topic expert in unconventional oil and gas. Darwin has been instrumental in launching BCG’s Calgary office and for building the firm’s presence in Western Canada.

Since joining BCG in 2007, Darwin has worked with clients throughout the energy sector, including utilities, engineering firms, retailers, and oil and gas companies. He has helped these clients address key issues related to corporate development, strategy, and transformative change. His recent project experience includes helping launch a new energy retailing company, supporting the postmerger integration of two global oil and gas companies, supporting utility regulator negotiations, and conducting strategic due diligences of potential acquisitions in upstream oil and gas.

Darwin also has extensive experience in the industrial goods sector, ranging from portfolio and growth strategy work through to transformation program management.

Prior to joining BCG, Darwin worked in the upstream oil and gas industry for Nexen in Yemen, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He is a professional engineer in Alberta.

Areas of Expertise

  • Oil and gas
  • Power and utilities
  • Corporate development
  • Large-scale transformation
  • Postmerger integration
  • Industrial goods
  • Growth
  • Portfolio strategy

Honors and Awards

  • Gold Medal, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
  • Dean’s List, University of Calgary


  • MBA, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
  • Bachelor of science, mechanical engineering, University of Calgary
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