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Melissa Stark

Melissa Stark

Managing Director & Global Unconventionals Lead, Accenture

Melissa Stark is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Energy industry group. She focuses on the sustainable development of unconventional energy resources and the development of alternative energy sources. She has over 20 years’ experience working across all sectors of the energy industry and focuses on R&D/technology, investment and decision support and supply chain.

Melissa has authored many papers on New Energy topics over the last 6 years. Her latest paper, “Achieving high performance in unconventional operations”, was released in October 2014. She has published articles and spoken at conferences around the world including US, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Spain, Poland, Germany, Qatar, South Korea, China, Russia, and Argentina.

Melissa has an MBA with Distinction (Honours) in Transportation Management from Northwestern University where she received the Transportation Management Top Student Award. She also has a Bachelor in Science (Honours) in Finance from the Haas School at the University of California at Berkeley where she received the Finance Award.

Melissa has served as Assistant Chair of Technology for a US National Petroleum Council study. She is also on the World Petroleum Council UK National Committee and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.