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Chemical Search International Global Consulting Team

We are a boutique search firm but with a global footprint to reflect the international nature of our client base. We believe our innovative structure which makes this possible is unique and means we can offer clients a truly global, cross-boarder search capability whilst retaining the nimbleness and flexibility of a small business. Our core consulting team is leveraged by a growing board of executive advisors and business developers, many of whom are well-connected executives from our industries, independent consultants or deep sector experts.

Executive Search

If you are an experienced executive search consultant looking for a more sector-focused firm or midcareer industry executive interested in switching to executive search we’d be interested to talk. We offer an entrepreneurial, collegiate setting, 100% sector focus and a global outlook, plus high brand recognition, established infrastructure and a loyal client base. We can offer truly unlimited earnings from both search assignments and our ChemExec℠ | Executive Club , plus the flexibility to work from home.

Advisory Board

We already have a strong and established board of Business Developers and Executive Advisors, some of whom are shown on our Team page. Business Developers work closely with us to help expand new geographic regions or parts of our value-chain. Executive Advisors work with us in a public or confidential capacity to help identify opportunities and find talent. In an industry as vast and fragmented as ours, we believe our model is a true differentiator and helps explain our success.

To learn more or arrange an exploratory call please contact us.

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Advisory Board

Fred du Plessis

Advisory Consultant | Strategy & Planning

Riyadh, KSA

30 years of consulting and industry experience in the international Chemical and Life Sciences sectors. His career has included production management, project management, sales and marketing, business development, corporate and business unit strategy, cluster strategy, chemical site development, FDI, association leadership, industry think tanks,...

Fred du Plessis

Advisory Consultant | Strategy & Planning

Riyadh, KSA

30 years of consulting and industry experience in the international Chemical and Life Sciences sectors. His career has included production management, project management, sales and marketing, business development, corporate and business unit strategy, cluster strategy, chemical site development, FDI, association leadership, industry think tanks, management consulting and advisory services to major energy and chemical companies world-wide.

  • Specialties include Corporate and SBU Strategy, business development, marketing strategies, deal negotiation, strategic alliances, partnering, M&A, project development and management, cross-cultural facilitation. Chemical industry Cluster and Supply chain strategies. In-depth knowledge of petrochemicals, performance chemicals, plastics & polymers, bio-materials, renewables, conventional and unconventional feedstocks.
  • Fred is currently General Manager, Corporate Strategy at SABIC and has lived and worked in South Africa, the UK , Germany and now Saudi Arabia. Languages: English and German

Languages spoken: English

Peter Olyslager

Advisory Consultant | Corporate Strategy

Breda, The Netherlands

Peter Olyslager is the Founder & Managing Partner of PJ Strategy, partnering up with mid market companies to achieve their ambitious targets. PJ Strategy is specialized in a bottom-up strategic approach with innovative tools.

Peter has enjoyed most of his career in the chemical and plastics industry in international sales, marketing ...

Peter Olyslager

Advisory Consultant | Corporate Strategy

Breda, The Netherlands

Peter Olyslager is the Founder & Managing Partner of PJ Strategy, partnering up with mid market companies to achieve their ambitious targets. PJ Strategy is specialized in a bottom-up strategic approach with innovative tools.

Peter has enjoyed most of his career in the chemical and plastics industry in international sales, marketing and general management positions with global profit and loss responsibilities. He had a key role in corporate worldwide strategy development and implementation in cooperation with many well known strategy consultancy firms at multinational Kemira (3.5Beuro) in a hyper-competitive environment.

Peter has a background of truly and consistently creating, managing and steering significant international growth, innovation, new propositions and profitability within different multinationals and medium sized companies through solid & creative strategy development & implementation based on extensive international business experience.

Peter holds, next to his economical background, a MBA of The School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland and received his strategic marketing degree with a NIMA-C, Hogeschool Brabant, Breda, The Netherlands.

Peter enjoys a great family life with a gorgeous woman and three kids and is a Dutch citizen.

Languages spoken: Dutch, English

Tony Mash

Advisory Consultant | Specialty Chemicals

Pennsylvania, USA

Tony Mash is the President of TMA Consulting Inc. and recently retired as the Chief Executive Officer of the British Coatings Federation. Tony has spent the majority of his career in senior roles within both the commodity and specialty ends of the Chemical Industry.

He has worked in marketing, sales and general management, as well as in ...

Tony Mash

Advisory Consultant | Specialty Chemicals

Pennsylvania, USA

Tony Mash is the President of TMA Consulting Inc. and recently retired as the Chief Executive Officer of the British Coatings Federation. Tony has spent the majority of his career in senior roles within both the commodity and specialty ends of the Chemical Industry.

He has worked in marketing, sales and general management, as well as in manufacturing, research, supply chain and planning. He has managed significant change programmes for multi-national companies in Europe, the Americas and Asia, working with a range of downstream industries including plastics, packaging, refrigeration chemicals and life sciences, particularly agrochemicals.

Tony holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from University College, London, UK together with an MBA from Manchester Business School, UK, and the Institut Supérieur des Affaires, Paris, France. He is a Freeman of the City of London.

He is a citizen of both the UK and the USA. He is married and has three daughters.

Languages spoken: English

John Pearson

Advisory Consultant | Consulting & Media

California, USA

John is the founder and CEO of Chemical Industry Roundtables. John graduated with 1st Class Honors in Chemistry from Imperial College, University of London. He also became an Associate of the Royal College of Science.

John's 37-year business career has focused on the communications industry, specializing in all branches of the business-t...

John Pearson

Advisory Consultant | Consulting & Media

California, USA

John is the founder and CEO of Chemical Industry Roundtables. John graduated with 1st Class Honors in Chemistry from Imperial College, University of London. He also became an Associate of the Royal College of Science.

John's 37-year business career has focused on the communications industry, specializing in all branches of the business-to-business communications space – from academic publishing, to data compilation and publishing, to major exhibitions, to exclusive conferences, to cutting edge e-media. Most recently, John headed up the Chemical Industry Division of communications company, Access Intelligence, LLC. That group included SRI Consulting, a major chemical industry market and technical consultancy, the Chemical Week family of publishing and event services, and Harriman Chemsult, a market intelligence and price reporting service for the Chlor-Alkali and Vinyls markets.

Born in Manchester, UK, John and his wife, Annie, have resided in the California, USA since 1995

Languages spoken: English

Don Werkema

Advisory Consultant | Specialty Chemicals

Florida, USA

Over the past 20+ years Don has leveraged his technical degree and MBA to define and successfully execute strategic plans for both technical and commodity businesses. He had a broad variety of positions with over 10 years of expertise in the chemical industry leading global business units (with P&L responsibility), marketing and sales organi...

Don Werkema

Advisory Consultant | Specialty Chemicals

Florida, USA

Over the past 20+ years Don has leveraged his technical degree and MBA to define and successfully execute strategic plans for both technical and commodity businesses. He had a broad variety of positions with over 10 years of expertise in the chemical industry leading global business units (with P&L responsibility), marketing and sales organizations. Additional experience in marketing, sales, quality, productivity improvement, diverse team development/leadership and financial analysis and control provides the tools needed by any growth oriented organization.

After 10 years with Air Products in specialty chemicals, both as Market Manager US and Sales & Marketing Manager, Latin America, Don moved to ISP for 2 years as Global Marketing Director for specialty monomers and polymers into coatings, adhesives and graphic arts. This was followed by 3 years with Arizona Chemicals as Business Director, Specialty Products.

Don speaks Spanish and is based in Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Languages spoken: English

Arvind Bane

Advisory Consultant | Catalysts & Speciality Chemicals

Pune, India

Arvind has over 25 years of chemical sector experience based in India and elsewhere in Asia. Most recently with Engelhard Corporation (now BASF Catalysts LLC) as Business Development Manager for India, he was involved with technology and market-driven catalyst products reporting to both European and US offices.

Before this he was with JM...

Arvind Bane

Advisory Consultant | Catalysts & Speciality Chemicals

Pune, India

Arvind has over 25 years of chemical sector experience based in India and elsewhere in Asia. Most recently with Engelhard Corporation (now BASF Catalysts LLC) as Business Development Manager for India, he was involved with technology and market-driven catalyst products reporting to both European and US offices.

Before this he was with JM Huber Corporation's India business for Specialty Silica & Silicates as Market Development Manager for the Asia Pacific region covering the paper, coatings ∓ food additives segments. Earlier career was with Unilever.

Arvind holds a BSc in Chemistry and Master's degree in Marketing Management both from Mumbai University, India.

Worked in USA, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam

Languages spoken: English, Hindi

Francois Darrort

Advisory Consultant | Fine Chemicals

Paris, France

Thirty five years experience of chemical industry experience with Hoechst and Clariant, most recently as President of the Fine Chemicals and Electronics Division and member of the international board. Francois's career spans senior management of many functions up to and including country, regional and global SBU presidency. He has been based in ...

Francois Darrort

Advisory Consultant | Fine Chemicals

Paris, France

Thirty five years experience of chemical industry experience with Hoechst and Clariant, most recently as President of the Fine Chemicals and Electronics Division and member of the international board. Francois's career spans senior management of many functions up to and including country, regional and global SBU presidency. He has been based in France and Germany.

He has also been President of the Alumni Association for the University Ecole Nationale Superieure des Industries Chimiques with involvement in Education Programs and Deputy Chairman of the French Chemical Association: "Union Des Industries Chimiques"

Francois holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from Harvard, USA.Francois has been involved in executive-level talent spotting throughout his career

Languages spoken: English, French

Martin Suenson

Advisory Consultant | Refining & Chemical Engineering

Brittany, France

Extensive experience of the refining sector after 23 years with Shell and Shell Global Solutions. Thereafter Executive Officer, European Oil Industry Association, representing the European Downstream oil industry in Brussels. Most recently an independent oil and refinery consultancy specialising in refinery management, EU, governmental and regul...

Martin Suenson

Advisory Consultant | Refining & Chemical Engineering

Brittany, France

Extensive experience of the refining sector after 23 years with Shell and Shell Global Solutions. Thereafter Executive Officer, European Oil Industry Association, representing the European Downstream oil industry in Brussels. Most recently an independent oil and refinery consultancy specialising in refinery management, EU, governmental and regulatory affairs in the energy sector.

Lived in Denmark, France, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and fluent in Danish, English, Dutch and French

Martin holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT and an MSc in Chemical Engineering from Denmark

Martin has been involved in talent acquisition and management throughout his career in various capacities

Languages spoken: English, Dutch, French, Danish

Laurent Coche

Advisory Consultant | Minerals

Johannesburg, South Africa

Laurent is a senior international development and sustainability professional with 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, with a strong track record in formulating and implementing complex sustainability strategies and managing large scale multi-partner development programmes.

Laurent brings a deep understanding o...

Laurent Coche

Advisory Consultant | Minerals

Johannesburg, South Africa

Laurent is a senior international development and sustainability professional with 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, with a strong track record in formulating and implementing complex sustainability strategies and managing large scale multi-partner development programmes.

Laurent brings a deep understanding of development issues and of the political landscape in Africa, including key stakeholders in the public (UNECA, ECOWAS, EAC…) and private sector (especially extractive industry), as well as civil society, research institutions and development partners.

Areas of expertise include: extractive sector governance, energy access, market entry and business development, community development, policy formulation, public affairs, stakeholder engagement, strategic communication, partnerships building, fund raising, negotiation skills and management of high-performance teams.

Previously, Laurent served as AngloGold Ashanti’s Senior Vice President for Sustainability in the Continental Africa Region. Prior to joining the private sector, Mr. Coche worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in East and West Africa for 15 years.

Laurent holds a master in Post-graduate degree in Development Studies from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, and Graduate degrees in Political Sciences as well as European and International Law, from the Sorbonne University. He has lived and worked in Africa and speaks fluently English and French.

Languages spoken: English, French

Peter Dixon

Advisory Consultant | M&A and Fine Chemicals

London, UK

Twenty five years experience of the chemical and biotechnology industry. Most recently held the position as Global Head of Chemicals Investment Banking at ING Barings. Prior to this senior management roles with ICI which included petrochemicals, plastics, bioproducts and fine chemicals and with PA Consulting's biotechnology practice.

Run...

Peter Dixon

Advisory Consultant | M&A and Fine Chemicals

London, UK

Twenty five years experience of the chemical and biotechnology industry. Most recently held the position as Global Head of Chemicals Investment Banking at ING Barings. Prior to this senior management roles with ICI which included petrochemicals, plastics, bioproducts and fine chemicals and with PA Consulting's biotechnology practice.

Runs independent consultancy Peroxident focused on strategic and corporate development advice to chemical and biotechnology companies throughout Europe and the USA

Peter holds a PhD and MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, UK

Languages spoken: English

Paul Smith

Advisory Consultant | M&A and Specialty Chemicals

London, UK

Twenty five years experience of the coatings and speciality chemicals sector. Most recently as European Managing Director for Elementis Pigments. Prior to this as Marketing Director for Brent International, plus group strategy and corporate planning roles. Principal of Cogency, commercial risk advisors to the private equity and investment bankin...

Paul Smith

Advisory Consultant | M&A and Specialty Chemicals

London, UK

Twenty five years experience of the coatings and speciality chemicals sector. Most recently as European Managing Director for Elementis Pigments. Prior to this as Marketing Director for Brent International, plus group strategy and corporate planning roles. Principal of Cogency, commercial risk advisors to the private equity and investment banking community. Worked in Germany and the UK and speaks German.

More recently Paul has moved into leadership roles in green and evolving catalyst technology.

He holds a BSc in Industrial Chemistry from Brunel University, UK

Languages spoken: English, German

Steve Harriman

Advisory Consultant | Chlor-Alkali Vinyls

London, UK

Stephen started his career with 10 years in the consulting sector with British Sulphur Corp as Manager of their Fertilizer Dept., then with Commodities Research as Head of the Fertilizer Dept. and Tecnon UK, as Manager of the Chlor-Alkali, Vinyl and Methanol Services.

In 1985 he established Harriman Chemsult Ltd. to specialise in consult...

Steve Harriman

Advisory Consultant | Chlor-Alkali Vinyls

London, UK

Stephen started his career with 10 years in the consulting sector with British Sulphur Corp as Manager of their Fertilizer Dept., then with Commodities Research as Head of the Fertilizer Dept. and Tecnon UK, as Manager of the Chlor-Alkali, Vinyl and Methanol Services.

In 1985 he established Harriman Chemsult Ltd. to specialise in consulting to the global Chlor-Alkali. He grew and managed the business until 2011 when he sold the business to HIS.

Today Stephen manages his bespoke consulting activities as a Principal of C-A-S-H.

Stephen went to the University of Reading obtaining a B.Sc. in Agricultural Economics and then University of Leeds, obtaining an M.A. in Agricultural Economics (distinction).

Stephen has been based in the UK but travelled and lectured widely as a recognised expert in his field.

Languages spoken: English

Dr. Mark Brenner

Advisory Consultant | Polymers & Materials

Shropshire, UK

Mark has over twenty five years experience in the international polymers and plastics markets. His early career included leading developments for automotive applications and led to many publications and patents. He spent many years directing a major machinery supplier in technologies for materials compounding and medical device sectors from plan...

Dr. Mark Brenner

Advisory Consultant | Polymers & Materials

Shropshire, UK

Mark has over twenty five years experience in the international polymers and plastics markets. His early career included leading developments for automotive applications and led to many publications and patents. He spent many years directing a major machinery supplier in technologies for materials compounding and medical device sectors from plants in the UK and USA.

As General Manager of the British Polymer Training Association he directed international programmes for large groups such as Procter & Gamble, Ford Motor Company and Unilever and has lad many European business consultancy programmes.

Mark has also been involved with executive recruitment and training in the polymers sector for many years and joins the team at CSI in 2013 to further develop this key practice area for us.

Mark holds both a BSc and PhD in Chemical Engineering.

Languages spoken: English

Jan Ramakers

Advisory Consultant | Fine Chemicals

Edinburgh, UK

Twenty years experience in fine chemicals. R&D and business research with DSM, then Vice President-fine chemicals consulting with Wood Mckenzie.

Since 1999 Jan has run his own consultancy practice; Jan Ramakers Fine Chemical Consulting and in 2016 became a trustee of the SCI.

Jan holds a MSc in Chemistry

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Jan Ramakers

Advisory Consultant | Fine Chemicals

Edinburgh, UK

Twenty years experience in fine chemicals. R&D and business research with DSM, then Vice President-fine chemicals consulting with Wood Mckenzie.

Since 1999 Jan has run his own consultancy practice; Jan Ramakers Fine Chemical Consulting and in 2016 became a trustee of the SCI.

Jan holds a MSc in Chemistry

Languages spoken: Dutch, English, French and German.

Peter Parkes

Advisory Consultant | Operations & Nuclear

London, UK

Peter is a highly skilled and experienced leader of people, projects and technology helping to deliver through high performance teams. The majority of Peter’s early career was spent in the nuclear industry where he worked in increasingly senior positions in the UK Atomic Energy Authority, then BNFL and later Atomic Enterprises. Roles inclu...

Peter Parkes

Advisory Consultant | Operations & Nuclear

London, UK

Peter is a highly skilled and experienced leader of people, projects and technology helping to deliver through high performance teams. The majority of Peter’s early career was spent in the nuclear industry where he worked in increasingly senior positions in the UK Atomic Energy Authority, then BNFL and later Atomic Enterprises. Roles included Head of Plutonium and Process Chemistry and International Technology Transfer.

Since then Peter has developed a client list as a consultant in both utilities, government and other technology project management, specialities include: building high performance teams, Technology Management / technology to market, Behavioural and Organisational Change, Portfolio, Programme, and Project leadership. He also provides executive coaching, mentoring and training in behavioural competences for project professionals who want to learn the difference that makes the difference and become even more effective. He is the Author of ‘NLP for Project Managers: Make things happen with neuro-linguistic programming’ published by the British Computer Society – listed for Management book of the year by the Chartered Management Institute.

Peter holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Manchester, a BA in Maths and Computing from the Open University and an MBA in Technology Management from Lancaster University.

 

 

Languages spoken: English

Bill Stringer

Advisory Consultant | Green Chemistry

London, UK

Bill has many years consulting experience in the healthcare, chemicals, materials and food sector most recently as a Director of Frost & Sullivan. His experience is especially strong in green and environmental issues connected with the chemicals and materials sector. He is currently MD of Green Shoots Growth, a consulting company dedicated a...

Bill Stringer

Advisory Consultant | Green Chemistry

London, UK

Bill has many years consulting experience in the healthcare, chemicals, materials and food sector most recently as a Director of Frost & Sullivan. His experience is especially strong in green and environmental issues connected with the chemicals and materials sector. He is currently MD of Green Shoots Growth, a consulting company dedicated at unlocking business potential via new markets, products or services

Skillset includes business development, strategy, market intelligence and lead generation amongst others, plus extensive management skills.

Bill holds a BEng in Chemical Engineering from Bath University and an advanced certificate in marketing from Oxford University, UK

Languages spoken: English

Professor Alan Heaton

Advisory Consultant | Chemical Education

Chester, UK

Alan had a long and distinguished career at Liverpool John Moores University where he was Professor of Chemical Education and Head of Chemistry. During this time he developed a BSc (Hons) Degree in Industrial Chemistry, published 8 undergraduate textbooks (5 on Industrial Chemistry) and developed close links with the chemical and related industr...

Professor Alan Heaton

Advisory Consultant | Chemical Education

Chester, UK

Alan had a long and distinguished career at Liverpool John Moores University where he was Professor of Chemical Education and Head of Chemistry. During this time he developed a BSc (Hons) Degree in Industrial Chemistry, published 8 undergraduate textbooks (5 on Industrial Chemistry) and developed close links with the chemical and related industries as Professional Training Tutor. Specialist courses on the Agrochemical and Pharmaceutical industries were delivered. Prior to this Alan worked in the coal-tar industry before gaining a PhD in Organofluorine Chemistry from Durham University.

Alan holds senior posts in the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Chemical Industry. With the former he has served on the Council, the Education Division Council and chaired the Liverpool Section. For several years now he has been involved with the governance of SCI and has served on numerous committees at their international HQ in London.

He is currently an elected member of the Board of Trustees and the Membership Affairs committee. Following his appointment as Principal of the SCI College of Scholars, in 2010 he was invited to chair the new Early Career Support Sub-Committee. In recognition of his enormous and outstanding contribution SCI awarded him the Lampitt medal in 2004.

He is now an Educational Consultant and was invited to Sultan Qaboos University in Oman in order to set up a B.Sc.(Hons) Degree in Applied (Industrial) Chemistry.

He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Chartered Chemist Alan lives in Chester, UK.

Languages spoken: English

Dr. Allan Price

Advisory Consultant | Biosciences

Southampton, UK

Allan has over Twenty Five years of experience in the Life Science industry. Most recently as EMEA Sales Director for Selventa, a Molecular Diagnostics company. Prior to this in a number of commercial roles with Biotech/Life Science organizations.

He has experience in account strategy development and implementation, budgeting, operationa...

Dr. Allan Price

Advisory Consultant | Biosciences

Southampton, UK

Allan has over Twenty Five years of experience in the Life Science industry. Most recently as EMEA Sales Director for Selventa, a Molecular Diagnostics company. Prior to this in a number of commercial roles with Biotech/Life Science organizations.

He has experience in account strategy development and implementation, budgeting, operational management and sales management.

Allan holds a BSc and PhD from University College London, and an MBA from Imperial College London.

Languages spoken: English

Alberto Fasani

Advisory Consultant | e-commerce

Geneva, Switzerland

Alberto worked for Elemica, the leading transactional and supply chain platform for the chemical industry, from 2001 - when its European organization was put in place – until 2012. As a director of sales he provided a significant contribution to the growth of the company, managing numerous key account relationships and heading a large numb...

Alberto Fasani

Advisory Consultant | e-commerce

Geneva, Switzerland

Alberto worked for Elemica, the leading transactional and supply chain platform for the chemical industry, from 2001 - when its European organization was put in place – until 2012. As a director of sales he provided a significant contribution to the growth of the company, managing numerous key account relationships and heading a large number of e-business integration projects and market development initiatives all across Europe.

Prior to his last assignment with Elemica, he held management positions in sales and marketing with multinational companies such as Dow, Amoco Chemicals, PPG.

Alberto has a PhD in Chemical Engineering and an MBA. He is a Swiss national and speaks fluently English, French, German and Italian.

 

Languages spoken: English, French, German, Italian

Roy Brooks

Advisory Consultant | Polyurethanes

Cheshire, UK

Roy has over 40 years global expertise in the polyurethane sector, mainly in technical marketing. He is an expert in the fields of polyols, both polyether and polyester plus has a passion for green and emerging technologies, trends and business opportunities.

In his rich career he was Business Manager with Lankro Chemicals, the UK pionee...

Roy Brooks

Advisory Consultant | Polyurethanes

Cheshire, UK

Roy has over 40 years global expertise in the polyurethane sector, mainly in technical marketing. He is an expert in the fields of polyols, both polyether and polyester plus has a passion for green and emerging technologies, trends and business opportunities.

In his rich career he was Business Manager with Lankro Chemicals, the UK pioneers in Polyether Polyols & SAP technology and more recently World Business Development Manager Polyols for Wanhua in China. As a consultant he also performed MDI feasibility studies in Saudi Arabia, Polyether Polyols consultancy in the USA and worked on TDI and PU Development projects in Korea.

Roy has a BSc degree in Polymer Chemistry from Salford University, UK.

Languages spoken: English

Eileen Lancaster

Advisory Consultant | Polyurethanes

Cheshire, UK

Eileen has over 30 years experience in the Polyurethane Industry, having worked for four Polyurethane Systems Houses two of which were Global Multinationals. She has particular formulation ability in Rigid Foam Insulation applications incorporating both Polyurethane and Polyisocyanurate.

Her experience includes 8 years with BASF Elastogr...

Eileen Lancaster

Advisory Consultant | Polyurethanes

Cheshire, UK

Eileen has over 30 years experience in the Polyurethane Industry, having worked for four Polyurethane Systems Houses two of which were Global Multinationals. She has particular formulation ability in Rigid Foam Insulation applications incorporating both Polyurethane and Polyisocyanurate.

Her experience includes 8 years with BASF Elastogran as Senior Technical Advisor, rigid foam group, followed by 10 years with Dow Chemical as UK Sales Director Polyurethane Systems. Today Eileen is the owner of EML PU Consultancy offering a wide range of technical and sales expertise to polyurethane-related companies worldwide.

Eileen holds a GRSC in chemistry from the University of Manchester.

Languages spoken: English

David Killworth

Advisory Consultant | Fine Chemicals

Cheshire, UK

David's career in the Chemicals industry spanned Petrochemicals through to Fine Chemicals. He held Managerial roles in ICI and Zeneca and was latterly Senior VP Fine Chemicals in Avecia ( the Specialty Chemical Company spun out of Zeneca) and UK President of Piramal Healthcare.

He is a qualified Executive Coach, working with Senior Manag...

David Killworth

Advisory Consultant | Fine Chemicals

Cheshire, UK

David's career in the Chemicals industry spanned Petrochemicals through to Fine Chemicals. He held Managerial roles in ICI and Zeneca and was latterly Senior VP Fine Chemicals in Avecia ( the Specialty Chemical Company spun out of Zeneca) and UK President of Piramal Healthcare.

He is a qualified Executive Coach, working with Senior Managers in the Chemical and Healthcare sectors. He is also a Business Coach to Science based start ups and SME's.

Languages spoken: English

Dr Chee Hoong Lai

Advisory Consultant | Polymers & Materials

Amsterdam, NL

15 years in the plastics and speciality chemicals industry, with hands-on experience in R&D, technical service, product development and regulatory affairs. Chee Hoong has previously managed a multi-million Euro innovation portfolio and his core skills include the alignment of technical goals with market needs. He has led geographically diver...

Dr Chee Hoong Lai

Advisory Consultant | Polymers & Materials

Amsterdam, NL

15 years in the plastics and speciality chemicals industry, with hands-on experience in R&D, technical service, product development and regulatory affairs. Chee Hoong has previously managed a multi-million Euro innovation portfolio and his core skills include the alignment of technical goals with market needs. He has led geographically diverse and multicultural teams, having worked in The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Australia and Singapore.

Lai holds an MSc in Biomedical Engineering a B.Eng and an MBA

Languages spoken: English, Dutch, Bahasa Malaysia and Cantonese.