Simon Wilson is the Global Head of Oil Markets for Thomson Reuters. He has been in this role from 2012 and is responsible for growing the Oil Market Business through an agreed Growth Plan. As part of the Oil Market Plan, this included building out a team of 30 Oil Analysts to focus on building a Global Oil Supply Chain Model to track the physical movement of oil and its impact on price. He was also responsible in identifying and signing up key partners to build out the Oil Market Proposition that included: Genscape, IIR Energy, API, WoodMac, EMI, HART Energy and Tankterminal.
Prior to this role, he was the Head of Commodities & Energy in Asia Pacific for Thomson Reuters from 2004 to 2012 and helped double the revenues in the region in that period. In this role, he also created, built and acquired a number of specialist businesses in the commodities market. He worked in Japan from 2002 to 2004 to negotiate and sign a partnership with Jiji Commodities to consolidate the domestic commodities business onto the Reuters Desktop Platform.
Simon worked in the ventures group in London, looking at equity investments in early stage ventures in the Commodities business from 2000 to 2002.
Prior to Reuters he worked at Environmental Resource Management, a specialist energy/environmental consultancy, managing teams of specialists in environmental and energy infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region, from 1994 to 1998.
Simon holds a MBA from London Business School, MSc in Environmental Management from Hong Kong University, a Monbusho Scholarship in Atmospheric Physics from Tohoku University and BSc in Chemistry from Imperial College.