Patrick Kirby

Principal Analyst, Global Olefins


  • Global
  • Chemicals

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Patrick joined Wood Mackenzie’s Chemicals team in 2013 as a senior olefins analyst in the EMEA region, holding almost a decade of direct experience in the petrochemical industry. In his current role, Patrick leads our global olefins analysis.

He was previously with CMAI as a senior consultant in the EMEA region, involved in leading and performing strategic advisory projects across all of the major petrochemical value chains, with significant project experience in the development of petrochemical projects in the CIS region.

Prior to joining CMAI, Patrick held both project and operations-based positions in the olefins division of SABIC Europe – including feedstock flexibility, propylene train de-bottlenecking and butadiene uprate strategic projects. He gained prior olefins industry experience with Huntsman Corporation.

Patrick is regularly sought out by clients and the industry for his detailed knowledge and insight into the regional olefins markets. He is a regular speaker at Wood Mackenzie events and external conferences across the olefins and derivatives space.


MEng, Chemical Engineering, University of Manchester (formerly UMIST)

Chartered engineer with the IChemE