27 November 2017
The Outlook for Energy and Key Petrochemicals in 2018
Facilitated by: John Pearson, Founder and CEO, Chemical Industry Roundtables Speakers: Alan Gelder, VP Refining, Chemicals and Oil Markets Alex Lidback, VP Chemicals, Fibres and Polymers
John Pearson, Founder and CEO, Chemical Industry Roundtables
Alan Gelder, VP Refining, Chemicals and Oil Markets
Alex Lidback, VP Chemicals, Fibres and Polymers
Alex is VP Chemical Research and currently has global responsibility for chemical, polymers and fibres for PCI Wood Mackenzie. He contributes to research generation, multi-client and private consulting studies using his vast expertise in global olefins, aromatics and polymers. Alex often gives executive presentations on the global outlook of commodity chemicals as well as present at key chemical industry events. Alex joined Wood Mackenzie in September 2012 to set up and build a new chemical research practice for Wood Mackenzie. Alex has 25 years' experience in the global chemicals industry with over 20 years in research and consulting. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Alex held positions at CMAI/IHS, including global business director for the aromatics and fibres business groups responsible for research, P&L and personnel; and director of styrenics. Alex is graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in Economics.
Alan is VP Refining, Chemicals and Oil Markets. He is responsible for formulating Wood Mackenzie’s research outlook and integrated cross-sector perspectives on this global sector. Alan Gelder joined Wood Mackenzie’s Downstream Consulting team in 2005 and became global head in 2009. He transitioned into research upon his return from Houston in 2011 and was Global Head of Refining and Chemicals. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Alan had 10 years of industry consulting after working for ExxonMobil in a variety of project planning and technical process design roles. Alan has a first class Master Degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London, supplemented by an MBA from Henley Management College.