Alberto Persona is the main editor for IHS Markit quarterly reports on long-term phosphate themes, including supply/demand, costs, and price forecasting.
Mr. Persona has been working as a fertilizer market analyst since 2010, working at IHS Markit Agribusiness since November 2015 after a few years at CRU. His main area of focus has been phosphates - including upstream (rock, acid, elemental) and downstream (fertilizers, feed, food, industrial) industries. Over the years he has been involved in a series of cross-commodity developments, such as demand forecasting, cost estimation, price forecasting methodologies. Before CRU, He worked at FEEM, an environmental economics research foundation. He holds two MSc Economics titles, the most recent one from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He's a native Italian speaker, fluent in English, learning Japanese, and able to hold a conversation in Spanish or French (as long as the counterpart is understanding).