Sandeep Sayal is a Vice President with IHS Markit Downstream Energy Research. Mr. Sayal joined IHS Markit with the acquisition of Purvin & Gertz, Inc., in November 2011. He leads the IHS Markit Refinery Products Market long-term service and provides consulting support for performing crude oil and refining analysis, strategic business analysis, acquisition/project development, and supply and trading support to the midstream and downstream industries. Before joining Purvin & Gertz, Mr. Sayal held a number of technical, process engineering, economics and planning, business development, supply optimization, and trading positions with major downstream oil and gas companies. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai, an MS in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University, and an MBA from Cornell University. He is based in Houston, Texas.