Dr. Marifaith Hackett is Director, Specialty Chemicals, IHS Chemical focused on renewables and nutrition. She has more than 25 years of experience in the global chemicals industry. Recently, she authored a comprehensive report on bio-based chemicals. In addition, she authors IHS Chemical's reports on high-intensity sweeteners and food additives. Before joining IHS, Dr. Hackett worked as a consultant and analyst at Strategic Business Insights, a technology-consulting firm. Earlier, she held business and technical positions at Membrane Technology and Research, ChemConnect, SRI Consulting and Amoco Chemical Company.
Dr. Hackett's credentials include a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Bradley University, Peoria, Ill., US, an MBA from the University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill., US, and a doctorate in Organic Chemistry from Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., US.