Debnil Chowdhury is an executive director and leads the North American Refining and Marketing research and service at IHS Markit. He has been involved in many refined product and NGL pricing, and market entry strategy studies for clients. Prior to joining IHS Markit, he was a senior market analyst for Valero where he was responsible for strategic planning and market analysis support for downstream, renewable, and retail assets globally. Mr. Chowdhury performed short- and long-term planning for downstream and midstream assets, conducted refinery economics evaluations, and supported new expansion and supply optimization efforts. His prior experience also includes helping clients globally develop new refining technologies as a member of KBR’s Technology Development team as a process and pilot plant engineer. Mr. Chowdhury is the primary creator of the IHS Markit long-term ethane analytics price forecast model, which can be used to provide insights on and quantitatively link ethane supply/demand to long-term pricing. Mr. Chowdhury holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Certificate in International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in Data Science from Northwestern University, and an MBA from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business.