06 октября 2019
Berlin, Germany

Argus Olefins and Aromatics European Seminar

2019 confirmed speakers include:

Chris D'Anna
Senior Vice President, Petrochemicals, Enterprise Products
David Fyfe
Chief Economist, Argus
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.
Sarah Rae
Vice-President, Olefins and Derivatives, Argus
Sarah has worked with Argus since March 2012 as the company’s olefins consultant focusing primarily on Europe and the Middle East. For 17 years Sarah held senior strategic purchasing management positions in Ineos, Tessenderlo Chemie (LVM) and Rhodia, responsible for a wide range of material including olefins, fertilizers and commodity raw materials. Prior to this, Sarah he...
Sarah has worked with Argus since March 2012 as the company’s olefins consultant focusing primarily on Europe and the Middle East. For 17 years Sarah held senior strategic purchasing management positions in Ineos, Tessenderlo Chemie (LVM) and Rhodia, responsible for a wide range of material including olefins, fertilizers and commodity raw materials. Prior to this, Sarah held various management and project roles covering most aspects of the chemical business including business management, sales, planning and logistics. She graduated in geology from Leicester University and started her career working for BP Oil.
Jimmy Levine
Vice-President, Ethylene and Derivatives, Argus
Jimmy Levine is VP, Ethylene and Derivatives, based in Houston. He serves as Argus’ key subject matter expert in the ethylene and derivatives markets, develops detailed analysis of the US and global ethylene and polymers industries, and oversees preparation of Argus’ ethylene reports, including Argus Ethylene and Derivatives, Argus Olefins Outlook and Argus Ethylene Analyt...
Jimmy Levine is VP, Ethylene and Derivatives, based in Houston. He serves as Argus’ key subject matter expert in the ethylene and derivatives markets, develops detailed analysis of the US and global ethylene and polymers industries, and oversees preparation of Argus’ ethylene reports, including Argus Ethylene and Derivatives, Argus Olefins Outlook and Argus Ethylene Analytics. He also communicates unique insight to clients to help them understand these markets and any potential risks and rewards, and maintains forecasts and forward views of the markets so that clients can optimise their business results. Jimmy worked for 25 years at Dow Chemical, where he spent time managing global supply for the ethylene and olefins and derivatives business, six years in global business planning, and the second half of his tenure in global hydrocarbons, energy commercial, supply chain and olefins and polyolefins business optimisation. In 2011 he joined Cargill, where he helped build and manage a hedging business in ethylene, propylene, polyethylene and polypropylene. Jimmy has a BSc in chemical engineering from Mississippi State University and graduated summa cum laude.
Becky Zhang
Editor, Olefins and Methanol, Argus
Francis Osborne
Head of Forecasting, Consulting, Argus
Francis is Head of Forecasting in the Argus Consulting group, where his remit is to develop and co-ordinate forecasting processes across a range of commodities. He has more than 30 years of experience of analysing and consulting on global oil and gas markets and during this time has worked for a number of consultancies. Prior to joining Argus, Francis was Head of Analytics...
Francis is Head of Forecasting in the Argus Consulting group, where his remit is to develop and co-ordinate forecasting processes across a range of commodities. He has more than 30 years of experience of analysing and consulting on global oil and gas markets and during this time has worked for a number of consultancies. Prior to joining Argus, Francis was Head of Analytics at Icis. He has also held positions at Saudi Petroleum Overseas, refining consultancy KBC Advanced Technologies and research firm Wood Mackenzie.
Steve Weber
Vice-President, Petrochemical and Refining Consulting, Argus
Steve Weber is vice-president of refining and petrochemical consulting for Argus. Steve began his career with Fina in 1979 as a process engineer and had various other assignments in the 1980s in the economics and planning, and marine transportation groups for Fina in Dallas. In 1989, he moved to the Port Arthur refinery and later became operations manager at the site. Stev...
Steve Weber is vice-president of refining and petrochemical consulting for Argus. Steve began his career with Fina in 1979 as a process engineer and had various other assignments in the 1980s in the economics and planning, and marine transportation groups for Fina in Dallas. In 1989, he moved to the Port Arthur refinery and later became operations manager at the site. Steve was named plant manager of the Fina/GE Joint Venture Styrene Plant (Cosmar) in 1995 and refinery manager at the Big Spring Texas refinery in 1998. In 2000, he returned to Louisiana to manage both the Styrene JV and the Total Petrochemicals Polystyrene operation. Steve was named senior manager of aromatics for Total in 2005, relocating to Houston. Steve joined DeWitt in 2011 after spending two years with Solomon Associates in the refining and petrochemical consulting area. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in chemical engineering and an MBA. Steve is responsible for single client studies for refining and petrochemicals in the Americas.
Tom Reed
China Petroleum Editor, Argus
Tom Reed has over 15 years’ experience across a range of energy markets — from European oil products, to Asia-Pacific generation fuels and corporate coverage of the Russian oil sector. Tom took charge of Argus’ China market analysis in 2008. He regularly speaks at conferences around the world. Tom worked at the BBC and as a freelance journalist before joining Argus.
Tom Reed has over 15 years’ experience across a range of energy markets — from European oil products, to Asia-Pacific generation fuels and corporate coverage of the Russian oil sector. Tom took charge of Argus’ China market analysis in 2008. He regularly speaks at conferences around the world. Tom worked at the BBC and as a freelance journalist before joining Argus.
Tony Devlin
Vice-President, Methanol, Argus
Will Collins
Senior Reporter, Polymers, Europe
Will Collins is a Senior Reporter, Polymers, Europe, based in London. He is responsible for Argus’ coverage and analysis of the European polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and polystyrene markets. Will joined Argus in 2013 after working in a series of sales roles, including selling into the petrochemicals industry. Will graduated with a de...
Will Collins is a Senior Reporter, Polymers, Europe, based in London. He is responsible for Argus’ coverage and analysis of the European polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and polystyrene markets. Will joined Argus in 2013 after working in a series of sales roles, including selling into the petrochemicals industry. Will graduated with a degree in Psychology from Northampton University.