Mr. Ricardo Castillo is a Director in the Houston office of IHS Markit Downstream Energy’s Research group. At IHS Markit, Ricardo provides research and consulting services to energy companies, financial institutions, and government agencies. Ricardo has over 15 years of varied and practical experience having worked on Refinery and Petrochemical projects in 30+ countries, 5 continents, and 50+ projects, helping clients make decisions and plan for an unknown future. His varied experience includes developing projects from initial conceptualization through execution both as a Market and Technical advisor. Ricardo started his career with UOP in 2004 working both in Research and Development of new technologies and Field Operating Services. He joined Purvin & Gertz in 2010 before being acquired by IHS Markit. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2003.