29 January - 30 January 2019
London, UK

Argus Chlor-Alkali

Speakers

Rajesh Shethia
Market Analyst, 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.
Adrian Brown
Senior Research Analyst, SSY
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.
Yves Heroes
VP, Kem One
Yves Heroes (1954) obtained a masters degree in bio-engineering and an executive M.B.A. at the university of Leuven, Belgium. He joined Kem One as Director Sales & Marketing in January 2014 and decided to share the burden with his successor as Director Market Intelligence from January 2018 onwards. Earlier on he spent 27 years in sales and marketing at Tessenderlo Chem...
Yves Heroes (1954) obtained a masters degree in bio-engineering and an executive M.B.A. at the university of Leuven, Belgium. He joined Kem One as Director Sales & Marketing in January 2014 and decided to share the burden with his successor as Director Market Intelligence from January 2018 onwards. Earlier on he spent 27 years in sales and marketing at Tessenderlo Chemie / LVM where he was director of the Business Unit PVC-chloralkali till LVM was divested. He has been an active and critical member/chairman of EuroChlor’s statistical committee for many years.
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
Secretary General, 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 outrea...
“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.”
Stephen Harriman
Principle, CA-SH
Stephen Harriman B.Sc. M.A. Stephen has 45 years’ experience in chemicals and plastics market research and price monitoring. He was Manager of the Fertilizer and Raw Materials Division at the British Sulphur Corporation, Head of Fertilizer Market Research at CRU and established the Chlor-Alkali, Vinyl Chloride and Methanol services at Tecnon (UK). In 1985 he founded ...
Stephen Harriman B.Sc. M.A. Stephen has 45 years’ experience in chemicals and plastics market research and price monitoring. He was Manager of the Fertilizer and Raw Materials Division at the British Sulphur Corporation, Head of Fertilizer Market Research at CRU and established the Chlor-Alkali, Vinyl Chloride and Methanol services at Tecnon (UK). In 1985 he founded Harriman Chemsult, specializing in Chlor-Alkali, Vinyl Chloride, Bleaching and Paper Chemicals markets. CA-SH was formed in 2011 to provide bespoke support to marketing and purchasing management in the Chlor-Alkali industry. In 2018 he developed ChemPrindex and PlasPrindex price comparison websites.
Jonathan Stewart
Vice President, Vinyls Business. Vynova-Group.
Jonathan was appointed as VP Vinyls Business for the Vynova-group in April 2017. He has had 31 years’ experience in the chemical and plastics industry. He started his career in 1987 as a petrochemicals’ trader with Mitsui and moved to BP Chemicals Trading in 1992. He has held a variety of senior positions within BP Chemicals in their polymer, olefins and styrenics’ busines...
Jonathan was appointed as VP Vinyls Business for the Vynova-group in April 2017. He has had 31 years’ experience in the chemical and plastics industry. He started his career in 1987 as a petrochemicals’ trader with Mitsui and moved to BP Chemicals Trading in 1992. He has held a variety of senior positions within BP Chemicals in their polymer, olefins and styrenics’ business units both in Europe and in South East Asia. In 2006, he joined INEOS ChlorVinyls as Commercial Director for Vinyls and Chlor-alkali products and in 2013 was appointed as COO for INEOS Compounds. Jonathan has a degree in Chemistry from Manchester University.
Mayank Shekhar Sharmar
Chief Marketing Officer, Aditya Birla
Mayank Shekhar Sharma is currently working with Grasim Industries Limited’s Chlor Alkali Business as Sr Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer. Grasim is leading chlor-Alkali producer in India with 1.15 Million tons annual capacity. A Chemical Engineer by profession, Mayank went on to do master’s in Business Administration. Mayank has more than 22 years in Chemical Proc...
Mayank Shekhar Sharma is currently working with Grasim Industries Limited’s Chlor Alkali Business as Sr Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer. Grasim is leading chlor-Alkali producer in India with 1.15 Million tons annual capacity. A Chemical Engineer by profession, Mayank went on to do master’s in Business Administration. Mayank has more than 22 years in Chemical Process Industry. He has worked in various functions like Production, Projects, Business Development, Product Development, Strategy, and Sales & Marketing. He has represented Indian Chlor-Alkali Industry in various International conferences and meetings.
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.
Vivekanand Sane
Business Head - Vinyls, Reliance Industries
Noel Irizzary
Vice President, Westlake