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 Expert  731399

Expert in Global Petrochemical and Chloralkali Markets


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has worked in the chemical industry for 30 years. Initially he spent 17 years as a senior executive with one of the world's leading companies (ICI), and then moved into consulting. He has strong professional relationships with the leading players, and follow developments on a detailed day-to-day basis. He writes for highly-respected ICIS publications which follows key developments that impact the industry.
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acrylonitrile

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acrylonitrile butadiene styrene resin

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benzene

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bisphenol A polycarbonate

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butadiene

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chloralkali

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chlorine

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coal-and-syngas catalysis

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diphenylmethane-4,4'-diisocyanate

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ethylbenzene

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ethylene

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high-density polyethylene

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high-pressure polyethylene

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low-density polyethylene

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m-xylene

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o-xylene

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olefin

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p-xylene

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petrochemical

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phosgene

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polycarbonate

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polyester

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polyethylene

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polyethylene terephthalate

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polyethylene terephthalate bottle

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polyethylene terephthalate film

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polypropylene

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polyurethane

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polyvinyl chloride

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propylene

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purified terephthalic acid

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recycled plastic

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sodium hydroxide

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styrene

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terephthalic acid

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toluene

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toluene diisocyanate

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transalkylation

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xylene


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1974   BA (Hons)   English & Related Literature   University of York, england  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1995 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Chairman

 

Expert is a trusted adviser to major chemical companies and the investment community. He has worked in the chemical industry for 30 years. Initially he spent 17 years as a senior executive with one of the world's leading companies (ICI), both in England and the USA, where he held senior executive positions in petrochemicals and chloralkali, and was Executive Director of a $1 billion ICI business.

He founded Expert's Firm in 1995, and has strong professional relationships with the leading players, and follows developments on a detailed day-to-day basis. He has has been recognised in the Financial Times and elsewhere for his success in correctly forewarning of the global financial crisis.

Expert is a member of the Advisory Board for ‘ICIS Chemical Business', and a Freeman of the City of London. He is a graduate of the University of York, and subsequently studied with the IMD business school in Switzerland.

2005 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Chairman

 

Non-exec Chairman of NiTech Solutions, a technology spin-out company from Heriot Watt University. Led business through to the commercialisation phase in midst of major global downturn.

1978 to 1995

 

Imperial Chemical Industries

 

Chlor-Chemicals Division

 

Director

 

Expert spent 17 years as a senior executive with one of the world's leading companies (ICI), both in England and the USA, where he held senior executive positions in petrochemicals and chloralkali, and was Executive Director of a $1 billion ICI business


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Freeman, City of London

Licenses/Certifications

MEI


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2007 to   Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs   Expert   Advisor and arbitrator on transfer pricing

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • We work at main board level with major companies around the world, and with leading investors, on the impact on demand patterns of the dramatic demographic changes now underway in Western and emerging markets.
  • Produced 3 major multi-client Reports (2002, 2005, 2008) for blue chip industry clients including Shell, ExxonMobil, TOTAL, INEOS, Dow, SABIC, BP, Bayer, BASF advising on key issues with significant financial upside/downside.
  • Acted as VP, Europe, for ChemConnect (1999-2001), an online chemical marketplace. Raised $27 million from major European chemical companies, and introduced the business at senior levels to other companies who became major users; also helped with the preparation of the IPO, working with underwriters Goldman Sachs.
  • Negotiated a £400 million restructuring after a problematic ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries) divestment had developed potential liabilities of £1.3 billion – ICI's share price jumped 22% in the day following announcement of the successful restructuring, and more than doubled over next few months.
  • Acted as commercial advisers for a joint venture project in Saudi Arabia for BP (later INEOS) with HSBC. Our role covered all aspects of the project, including feedstock selection, plant configuration and operations, through to product marketing and sales. We wrote the petrochemical part of the detailed feasibility study for review by the financial advisers, and also presented on behalf of the project sponsors to local lenders and investors.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
I have worked on a number of arbitration cases throughout the world, with many of the leading law firms
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2008 to 2009   Asia   Developed chemicals MasterPlan for Thailand's leading oil company (PTT), covering all their business units. This involved working closely with their senior management and operating personnel to analyse their business, and develop strategic options for development, which have since been successfully implemented.
1985 to 1987   USA   Selected to establish a new office in Houston, Texas, and lead an aggressive effort to open up new markets. • Generated $100 million turnover within two years of opening the new office.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   He can hold meetings in French and read fluently

Market Research:
My new book provides clear insight into the major changes taking place in chemical demand patterns as a result of the aging of the western babyboomers

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

A key part of my work is successfully delivering strategy workshops at main board and business/functional level to major companies and investors around the world.

Other Skills and Services

I regularly present at international conferences and in-house company events. I also give 6-monthly webinars for the American Chemical Society on 'chemistry and the economy'


 

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