Mr. Tony Potter serves as Global Vice President for IHS Markit's Specialty Chemical Insight group, leading the research and analysis activities for over 300 products and product families. He has over 30 years of experience in the chemical industry in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. His expertise includes market analysis, strategy development and investment analysis. He has led numerous studies, including project feasibility through acting as market and technical consultant to lenders, market and competitive analysis, benchmarking, organizational design and strategy development. Tony joined Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) in March 2006 as Director of Olefins – Europe, Middle East & Africa. In 2009, Tony moved to Dubai as Managing Director, Middle East & India, IHS Chemical Consulting. From 2013 to end-2017, Tony served as Vice President, Asia Pacific for IHS Markit's Oil, Midstream, Downstream and Chemicals (OMDC) division, based in Singapore.
Tony previously ran his own independent consulting practice, specializing in competitive and economic analysis of the oil, petrochemical and polymer industries, including business interruption loss analysis for the insurance industry and benchmarking of the global aromatics industry. He began his career as a graduate recruit with Exxon Chemical in 1983 in the UK, where he held a number of plant supervision, project management and planning management positions before transferring to Exxon's European head office in Brussels to work as an investment planning manager for the Basic Chemicals business group and industry analysis manager.
Mr. Potter holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering (Hons.) from Imperial College, London, UK.