Derek joined Welligence in 2021, based in Cape Town, South Africa, to lead the Sub-Saharan Africa research team. Prior to Welligence, he was a Senior Manager at both Deloitte Consulting and PwC, leading the Africa oil & gas teams. He also worked with Wood Mackenzie, both as a Senior Petroleum Economist and as a Client Training Consultant, functioning across all aspects of the energy value chain. He has over 20 years of professional working experience and has delivered projects in 22 countries.

Derek holds a Master of International Business, B.A. in International Studies and a B.B.A., both from the University of St. Thomas in Houston.