Chris recently joined S&P Global Platts as the Head of Global Analytics and member of the Executive Committee. He has over 25 years’ experience in the oil industry starting his career engineering design and manufacturing with Exxon having gained degree in Chemical Engineering. In 1997, he joined Shell where he held a number of roles in Supply & Trading based both in Europe and in Australia including heading up their Fuel Oil Trading Team.
He spent five years in Strategy running Shell’s Downstream Management Consultancy and as Senior Strategy Adviser for Cost Reduction and Joint Venture Excellence.
In his most recent role before joining S&P Global Platts, he was Chief Economist to Shell Trading and Head of Oil Markets Analysis, where he advised business on short-term dynamics effecting Global Oil Markets in order to develop Trading Strategies. He led a team, which model the future crude, oil products and chemicals trends in order to provide fundamentals and pricing to support strategic planning, and capital investment decisions across the Group. His most recent work included developing a Future Mobility Strategy for the Group and articulating the fundamental, which will influence the Energy Transition.
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