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Cripps Sears & Partners


12 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1100
Houston, Texas 77046 USA

Tel: +1 713 203 1121

Off Donatus Odum Street
Off Kushenla Road
Elegushi, Lekki Phase 1
Lagos, Nigeria

Tel: +234 (1) 342 3916

London (headquarters)
1 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1LF

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7440 8999

38 Rue de Berri
75008 Paris

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7440 8965

1 Raffles Quay
North Tower #25-00
Singapore 048583

Tel: + 65 9233 1731

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Cripps Sears & Partners are leaders in international executive search and specialise in energy, natural resources and infrastructure. Founded in 1973, their experience in these industries is unparalleled.

The company have offices in London, Houston, Perth, Singapore, Dubai, Lagos and Paris.


Cripps Sears has a wealth of experience in the recruitment of executive and senior management positions in the energy sector. This includes main board and executive committee appointments; as well as other integral roles such as region, in-country, asset and technical management teams.

Cripps Sears has a team of specialist consultants who support companies with their recruitment right across the upstream sector, worldwide, both for the technical and operations disciplines and for the commercial and business development functions. They have completed assignments in specialisms right from petroleum engineering and geoscience, through all aspects of exploration, drilling and production, subsea elements to the related commercial and strategic business areas, and the executive functions. In addition, the company have a team that is dedicated to supporting the sector that services the upstream oil companies.

Clients of Cripps Sears’ Midstream practice include: pipeline developers and operators, logistics companies, terminal and port developers and operators. Companies from the shipping sectors, including tanker and barge operators, are also included.

Since all those business areas connect and overlap, Cripps Sears’ Midstream practice consultants work closely with all their Energy and Infrastructure sector colleagues and with the Maritime practice, worldwide. In that way they can achieve the most thorough sector and market views and make the widest selection of quality candidates.

Cripps Sears’ Downstream practice consultants have conducted global searches for key hires throughout the sector. Client companies include those working in all phases of the hydrocarbon-processing industries, together with those involved in the distribution, marketing and retailing of the end products.

Cripps Sear & Partners’ Energy practice consultants support clients involved right across the gas chain, from exploration and production through project development to processing to pipelines and shipping – where they work closely with the Maritime practice – to marketing, sales and trading and distribution.

Cripps Sears support companies involved in the project development cycle, whether this is shore-based or floating projects, an increasingly more feasible option as technology advances have reduced scale and cost. This has allowed the entrance of new market participants, including the maritime sector.

On the commercial side, the company's LNG support covers sourcing supply – both projects and contractual supply agreements - LNG trading and marketing, as well as operations and shipping, where Cripps Sears have a specialist Maritime practice. On the Infrastructure side it includes development, design and project management of liquefaction, storage and regasification assets.

Power generation
Cripps Sears consultants have carried out searches right across the power generation industry globally. The firm’s power generation clients come from companies involved with all types of power, from traditional, to plants that burn biomass and other sustainable fuels, and right on to the renewable energy sector. They include utility companies, private generators, energy distribution companies, network operators, developers, investors, trading houses, contractors and related technology supply companies.