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Sunaina Pai Ocalan
Sunaina Pai Ocalan

Senior Director of Corporate Strategy and Climate Change - Hess Corporation

Sunaina Ocalan is Sr. Director of Corporate Strategy and Climate Change for Hess Corporation based in New York. In this role she works closely with the executive management team evaluating the opportunities and strategic issues affecting the company’s performance and future direction.


In her role leading the climate change strategy, Ms. Ocalan is leading the company’s global efforts to integrate its sustainability objectives with the business strategy including defining the company’s path to achieve net zero emissions. As an integral part of this role, Ms. Ocalan helped develop Hess’ position on voluntary carbon markets, and Hess’s decarbonization strategy for the long term. In this capacity, she led the landmark deal on carbon credits with the Government of Guyana that was signed in 2021.


Prior to joining Hess Corporation, she was a consultant in the E&P industry working with CERA’s consulting group focused on strategy for energy clients. During her consulting career, she has worked worldwide with many of the leading national and international oil companies on a broad variety of strategic projects. Much of her work, particularly with big oil companies, focused on country entry, portfolio strategy, and asset development strategy.


Ms. Ocalan started her career with Schlumberger in Houston, TX, working as a wireline design engineer for the flagship MDT and coring tool.


Ms. Ocalan has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Rice University.