The Women in Energy program held the February meeting of the group mentorship program led by Sunaina Ocalan, Corporate Strategy Director at Hess Corporation. This session focused on navigating challenging coversations.
How will it work?
Intended to build off of conversation, and experiences, this will be a group mentoring session with a maximum of 15 participants. Reading materials for topics will be sent a week in advance, and the mentor will play a faciliatory role to enable discussion. This is intended to be a safe space, so examples or specific issues can be discussed openly.
About the Mentor:
Sunaina Ocalan is the Corporate Strategy Director at Hess Corporation, based in New York.
Sunaina is responsible for keeping the Hess executive team abreast on macro-economic factors, and elements of supply and demand of oil and gas; how costs are trending in the industry, and other macro themes and perspectives. She is also responsible for competitor intelligence, and monitoring strategic trends in the industry.
She has 18 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, in various functions – she started her career with Schlumberger, working as an electrical design engineer. After getting her MBA, she switched gears and joined a boutique management consulting firm that got acquired by IHS CERA in Cambridge, MA. In 2012, Sunaina joined Hess as a development planning engineer for one of the company’s unconventional plays. Prior to taking her current role in Corporate Strategy, she supported all of Hess’ offshore assets and was responsible for decision analysis and economics for GOM, Asia, and Europe.
Sunaina holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Bombay University, India, a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, PA, and an MBA from Rice University in Houston.
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