February 2021
London, UK

Argus Chlor-Alkali Conference

Your expert speakers

Adrian Brown
Senior Research Analyst, Simpson Spence Young
Adrian graduated from Thames Polytechnic in 1982 with an honours degree in International Marketing. After a brief spell in marketing, Adrian started his shipbroking career with GLM, a subsidiary of Powell Duffryn Shipping. Three years later, Adrian joined ICIS-LOR and moved to Paris where he set up the ICIS Chemical Tanker Shipping Report. 1988 saw him move back to the UK,...
Adrian graduated from Thames Polytechnic in 1982 with an honours degree in International Marketing. After a brief spell in marketing, Adrian started his shipbroking career with GLM, a subsidiary of Powell Duffryn Shipping. Three years later, Adrian joined ICIS-LOR and moved to Paris where he set up the ICIS Chemical Tanker Shipping Report. 1988 saw him move back to the UK, still with ICIS, becoming a Senior Editor, responsible for their Shipping and Base Oil reports. In 2007 he joined SSY, where he heads their Chemical Tanker Research Desk.
Andy Nicholson
Vice-President, Market Development Petrochemicals, Argus
Andy Nicholson works for Argus and is responsible for the aromatics and derivatives consulting business in Europe, the Middle East and India. He has 35 years’ experience in the petrochemical industry, including 13 years with ICI in the UK and Germany and eight years with Rhone-Poulenc/Rhodia in France. He studied at the universities of Cambridge and Freiburg and is fluent ...
Andy Nicholson works for Argus and is responsible for the aromatics and derivatives consulting business in Europe, the Middle East and India. He has 35 years’ experience in the petrochemical industry, including 13 years with ICI in the UK and Germany and eight years with Rhone-Poulenc/Rhodia in France. He studied at the universities of Cambridge and Freiburg and is fluent in English, German and French.
Frank Reiner
President, The Chlorine Institute
Since 2010, Frank has led the Chlorine Institute (CI) where he is responsible for day-to-day operations and for helping to strengthen the Institute’s safety, stewardship and leadership programs. He joined CI in 2005 as Vice President of Transportation and Emergency Preparedness, and continues to guide the industry’s engagement of producers and packagers as well as outreac...
Since 2010, Frank has led the Chlorine Institute (CI) where he is responsible for day-to-day operations and for helping to strengthen the Institute’s safety, stewardship and leadership programs. He joined CI in 2005 as Vice President of Transportation and Emergency Preparedness, and continues to guide the industry’s engagement of producers and packagers as well as outreach to customers. Prior to joining the Institute, Frank had a successful career at Union Tank Car Company where he held various positions including Chief Engineer and Director, Shop Operations. Frank earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, a Masters Degree in Management from Purdue University and is a registered Professional Engineer.
Teresa Marques
Manager of Logistics, Production Planning and Energy Management, Bondalti
Teresa Marques is an electrotechnical and computer engineer and master in operations research at energy-intensive consumer company Bondalti Chemicals, where she co-ordinates the logistics, production planning and energy management areas. Her role focuses on energy efficiency, procurement, follow-up on legal and regulatory issues and monitoring the electricity and natural...
Teresa Marques is an electrotechnical and computer engineer and master in operations research at energy-intensive consumer company Bondalti Chemicals, where she co-ordinates the logistics, production planning and energy management areas. Her role focuses on energy efficiency, procurement, follow-up on legal and regulatory issues and monitoring the electricity and natural gas markets. She is active in Portuguese business associations regarding energy and climate issues, represents industrial consumers on the Portuguese Regulator Natural Gas Tariff Counsel and integrates the CEFIC’s (European Chemical Industry Council’s) Energy and Climate Change Program Counsel.
Trevor Sikorski
Head of Coal, Gas and Carbon Research, Energy Aspects
Trevor Sikorski is the Head of Natural Gas and Carbon Research at Energy Aspects. Trevor has been analysing European energy and environmental markets for more than 15 years, having held senior analytical research roles with Barclays Capital, Point Carbon, Global Insight and PwC. He has an in-depth understanding of the global markets for generation fuels and carbon, includi...
Trevor Sikorski is the Head of Natural Gas and Carbon Research at Energy Aspects. Trevor has been analysing European energy and environmental markets for more than 15 years, having held senior analytical research roles with Barclays Capital, Point Carbon, Global Insight and PwC. He has an in-depth understanding of the global markets for generation fuels and carbon, including their fundamentals, trading behaviours, and complex interactions. In 2010, he was named the top carbon market analyst by Environmental Finance magazine and was in Commodity Magazine’s commodities research team of the year in 2011. Trevor is frequently featured in leading media outlets, including the Financial Times, BBC News, Reuters, Bloomberg, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, and Sky News.
Arun Tyagi
Head of Marketing, Nuberg Engineering
As head of marketing for Nuberg, Arun is responsible for building the Nuberg brand, setting up teams and processes, and preparing marketing communications. Nuberg is a global project management company that provides single-point solutions and services for the engineering and construction of industrial plants. A passionate marketer, Arun has more than 15 years’ experienc...
As head of marketing for Nuberg, Arun is responsible for building the Nuberg brand, setting up teams and processes, and preparing marketing communications. Nuberg is a global project management company that provides single-point solutions and services for the engineering and construction of industrial plants. A passionate marketer, Arun has more than 15 years’ experience in strategising, developing and executing marketing programmes. He began his career in 1999, selling customised enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management products. Arun has an MBA in marketing from Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, UK, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Nagpur University in Nagpur, India.
Adrian Warren
General Manager, Chemicals, Mitsui & Co Europe
Adrian has worked at Mitsui - a major player in both caustic soda and the vinyl feedstock markets – for more than 13 years, mostly heading up its petrochemicals team in London which covers chlor-alkali activities in the EMEA region. Before joining Mitsui, Adrian worked at BP for 18 years in a variety of commercial and business management roles in the oil and chemicals stre...
Adrian has worked at Mitsui - a major player in both caustic soda and the vinyl feedstock markets – for more than 13 years, mostly heading up its petrochemicals team in London which covers chlor-alkali activities in the EMEA region. Before joining Mitsui, Adrian worked at BP for 18 years in a variety of commercial and business management roles in the oil and chemicals streams. In his spare time, he is a semi-professional musician, playing the organ and tuba in London and southeast England.
Plamen Angelov
Product and Marketing Director, Dow Europe
Plamen is Product and Marketing Director for Chlor-Alkali and Vinyl in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia at Dow Chemical. He joined Dow in 1990 and has held multiple Product and Market manager positions for the EMEAI region, as well as becoming Country Manager for Bulgaria in 1993 and District Sales Manager for the Balkans in 1996, before relocating to Switzerland in 19...
Plamen is Product and Marketing Director for Chlor-Alkali and Vinyl in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia at Dow Chemical. He joined Dow in 1990 and has held multiple Product and Market manager positions for the EMEAI region, as well as becoming Country Manager for Bulgaria in 1993 and District Sales Manager for the Balkans in 1996, before relocating to Switzerland in 1997. Plamen has also been Chairman of the European Chlorinated Solvents Association and Chairman of the REACH Steering Committee. He graduated from the Economic University of Sofia, Bulgaria, with a degree in International Economic Relations, and began his career as a purchasing specialist for metals at Rudmetal in Bulgaria.
Diana Raine
Managing Consultant, E4tech
Diana’s role at E4tech supports the widening of the company’s activities in the hydrogen fuel cell sector, including project management of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Observatory. She has worked in business development throughout her career, with a focus on the innovation sector and the market introduction of new technology. She has spent the last 15 years developing the E...
Diana’s role at E4tech supports the widening of the company’s activities in the hydrogen fuel cell sector, including project management of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Observatory. She has worked in business development throughout her career, with a focus on the innovation sector and the market introduction of new technology. She has spent the last 15 years developing the European market for hydrogen energy across a broad spectrum of applications. Diana has extensive practical experience of the entire hydrogen supply chain, gained through leading business development activities for major hydrogen supplier Air Products. Diana is an experienced manager of projects including Innovate UK, FP7, Interreg and Horizon 2020. She has served on the board of Cenex, UKHFCA and NewIG (now Hydrogen Europe), and has been providing broad consultancy services to the hydrogen and fuel cell sector since 2016.
Rajesh Shethia
Managing Director, Hiranyavarnaam Alkalis
Rajesh Shethia is a Chartered Accountant by education and an Entrepreneur by passion. After completing education in Commerce from Mumbai he started his chemical business and has been in the Caustic Soda business for more than 20 years. He is the Managing Director of Hiranyavarnaam Chemicals and Alkalis Pte Ltd. He is based in Singapore and is involved in trading of Chlor ...
Rajesh Shethia is a Chartered Accountant by education and an Entrepreneur by passion. After completing education in Commerce from Mumbai he started his chemical business and has been in the Caustic Soda business for more than 20 years. He is the Managing Director of Hiranyavarnaam Chemicals and Alkalis Pte Ltd. He is based in Singapore and is involved in trading of Chlor Alkali products in and out of Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean. Rajesh is well versed with Global Shipping and Logistics and has nurtured partnerships with various stakeholders all along the Caustic Soda Value Chain.
Martin Haller
Director, Haller Metals Economics
Martin Haller is Director of Haller Metals Economics, a boutique consultancy established in 2013 and specialising in the aluminium industry from bauxite to semi-fabricated products. Martin has 30 years of experience in the aluminium industry, ranging from aluminium market analysis and equity research to bespoke consulting assignments. His consulting assignments include adv...
Martin Haller is Director of Haller Metals Economics, a boutique consultancy established in 2013 and specialising in the aluminium industry from bauxite to semi-fabricated products. Martin has 30 years of experience in the aluminium industry, ranging from aluminium market analysis and equity research to bespoke consulting assignments. His consulting assignments include advising on raw material contract pricing, aluminium offtake agreements, the socioeconomic impact of greenfield smelters, pre-feasibility work for smelters, refineries and downstream facilities, valuation exercises and model verification. Martin started his career at CRU, researching aluminium semis and end-use markets. He later moved to Dresdner Kleinwort’s brokerage business where he was Manager of Metals and Mining Equity Research. He later worked in Billiton with the mergers and acquisitions team. He subsequently spent 11 years at Brook Hunt/Wood Mackenzie, as Manager of Aluminium Research and Consulting.
Jürgen Luderer
Sales and Product Director, Vinnolit
Jürgen has been in his current role since 2017. He began his career in 1987 as a commercial trainee at Hoechst in Frankfurt, where he gained experience in logistics and procurement. In 1997, Jürgen joined Vinnolit, where he became responsible for distribution logistics. After holding different business analysis and corporate development positions, he moved into sales in 20...
Jürgen has been in his current role since 2017. He began his career in 1987 as a commercial trainee at Hoechst in Frankfurt, where he gained experience in logistics and procurement. In 1997, Jürgen joined Vinnolit, where he became responsible for distribution logistics. After holding different business analysis and corporate development positions, he moved into sales in 2007. Jürgen has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the German Foreign Trade and Transport Academy in Bremen and an MBA from Oxford Brookes University in the UK.
Łukasz Jarzabek
Deputy of Commercial Director, PCC Rokita
Lukasz Jarzabek is the deputy commercial director at PCC Rokita, one of Europe’s largest chemical firms. Lukasz has 11 years of interdisciplinary experience in sales and sales team management and has been working in the chlorine business unit for almost four years. He began his career with PCC as a product manager responsible for caustic soda flakes then joined the team re...
Lukasz Jarzabek is the deputy commercial director at PCC Rokita, one of Europe’s largest chemical firms. Lukasz has 11 years of interdisciplinary experience in sales and sales team management and has been working in the chlorine business unit for almost four years. He began his career with PCC as a product manager responsible for caustic soda flakes then joined the team responsible for planning and implementating sales after two and a half year. He holds a master’s degree in international affairs.
Jacques Terjan
TDI and Chlor-Alkali Sales Director, Vencorex France
Terjan started his career in 1999 as a sales manager in the telecommunications industry. In 2010, he joined Vencorex France (at that time Perstorp), a market leader in aliphatic isocyanates, as a sales manager in charge of toluene di-isocyanates (TDI) sales. He was subsequently promoted as the company’s TDI and chlor-alkali sales director. Terjan studied finance and busine...
Terjan started his career in 1999 as a sales manager in the telecommunications industry. In 2010, he joined Vencorex France (at that time Perstorp), a market leader in aliphatic isocyanates, as a sales manager in charge of toluene di-isocyanates (TDI) sales. He was subsequently promoted as the company’s TDI and chlor-alkali sales director. Terjan studied finance and business at HEC Paris.
Bernard Law
Editor Chlor-Alkali, Argus
Bernard Law is an editor responsible for chlor-alkali and vinyl market in Asia. He joins Argus Media in early 2017 as one of the key members of the start-up team for Argus’s newly established Chlor-Alkali Vinyl Service. He has more than 25 years of experience in the chemical industry in Asia, holding various responsibilities in market and competitive analysis, benchmarking...
Bernard Law is an editor responsible for chlor-alkali and vinyl market in Asia. He joins Argus Media in early 2017 as one of the key members of the start-up team for Argus’s newly established Chlor-Alkali Vinyl Service. He has more than 25 years of experience in the chemical industry in Asia, holding various responsibilities in market and competitive analysis, benchmarking, sales, marketing and business development. Prior to joining Argus Media, he has been working as principal analyst for Harriman Chemsult Ltd since 2004 and subsequently with IHS as both merged. He has been generating benchmarking pricing and assessments, including those of Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, caustic to alumina index. His in-depth knowledge and network with the chlor-alkali industries has further strengthened Harriman Chemsult and IHS’s position in the chlor-alkali and vinyl market and established the main pricing index of the industries in the region. Prior to joining Harriman Chemsult Ltd, he has more than thirteen years of commercial experience for specialty and commodity chemical, covering the Asia Pacific region. Bernard graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from University Malaya, majoring in Mathematic and Chemistry.
Stephanie Koenig
Editor, Chlor-Alkali and Derivatives, Argus
Stephanie joined Argus in 2017 as part of the team setting up the Argus Chlor-Alkali and Derivatives service and now leads the European chlor-alkali coverage. As an established and trusted source of insight she has a wide industry network and a deep understanding of local and global market forces. Prior to joining Argus Media, she spent nearly ten years at IHS Markit and...
Stephanie joined Argus in 2017 as part of the team setting up the Argus Chlor-Alkali and Derivatives service and now leads the European chlor-alkali coverage. As an established and trusted source of insight she has a wide industry network and a deep understanding of local and global market forces. Prior to joining Argus Media, she spent nearly ten years at IHS Markit and previously Harriman Chemsult, where she developed and led the Global Bleaching Chemicals service and covered the chlor-alkali chain. Stephanie has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Leipzig, Germany.