David Hicks

David Hicks

Senior Vice President Upstream Energy IHS Markit

Responsible for the global Upstream business, David’s portfolio includes data content, analytical applications, research and consulting offerings. He leads a global team of over 1000 talented colleagues from concept to market. By integrating research with technical solutions, the Upstream Energy solutions of IHS Markit drive the informed decisions critical to our customers’ success in the pursuit of energy resources.
 
David holds in-depth knowledge and a broad background across the Upstream Energy industry. His focus has spanned operations, business development, and technology development and application. Prior to joining IHS Markit, David held numerous senior management positions within the oil and gas services industry, including President of EMGS Americas Inc., SVP and CTO of geophysical company TGS Inc., and SVP of Halliburton/Landmark. He started his career as an exploration geologist with ExxonMobil.
 
David’s university degrees include a MS in Geological Sciences from the University of Southern California and a BA in Geology from the Colorado College.