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Hazel Kreuz serves as the Vice President of Global Inorganic Chemicals at Chemical Market Analytics, which includes Chlor-alkali chemicals, Vinyls, Bleaching Chemicals, and Soda Ash.
Ms. Kreuz brings four decades of chemical industry experience to the Chemical Market Analytics Inorganic chemicals insights team. She joined the IHS Markit base chemicals business (now known as Chemical Market Analytics) in 2016 as Chlor-alkali Chemicals Global Service Lead. Ms. Kreuz was promoted to her current role leading the Global Inorganic chemicals insights team in April 2019. She leads twenty analysts that analyze, forecast, and report on chlor-alkali chemicals, vinyls, bleaching chemicals, and soda ash from five global locations.
Ms. Kreuz has a background in petrochemicals and inorganic chemicals; she held a range of functional roles in several companies prior to joining Chemical Market Analytics. Hazel began her career in ethylene oxide and glycols manufacturing with Union Carbide Corporation; she also held ethylene oxide derivatives, HS&E, risk analysis, financial analysis, and marketing management positions with Union Carbide. She was a recipient of Union Carbide Corporation’s prestigious Chairman’s Award for the development of the Corporations’ Episodic Risk Management System, which Arthur D. Little praised as “elegant and sophisticated”.
Hazel moved to the inorganic chemicals world joining Canadian Occidental, which subsequently became Nexen Petroleum, and then Canexus, where she held management positions in chlor-alkali chemicals and sodium chlorate marketing, strategic planning, and investor relations. She returned to the US chemical market, joining Huntsman Corporation and serving as global marketing manager for mining chemicals, pulp & paper chemicals, and water treatment chemicals in the Performance Products division.
Hazel holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA.
Carlo Barrasa is the Vice President of Energy Insights at Chemical Market Analytics
In this role, Carlo stewards the development of energy market content to help Chemical Market Analytics’ clients navigate the complexities of the oil, gas & natural gas liquids markets. Previously, Carlo led the North American Light Olefins service, which provides clients with valuable insights into the regional market dynamics of cracker feedstocks, ethylene, and propylene. Prior to joining Chemical Market Analytics, Carlo was a Senior Strategy Advisor at Anadarko Petroleum where he was responsible for guiding the company’s market strategy for its natural gas liquids business. After beginning his career in various downstream and chemical roles with ExxonMobil, Carlo then held senior consulting and research positions at IHS Markit legacy companies PFC Energy and CMAI.
Hasan is the Associate Director of the Soda Ash team at Chemical Market Analytics.
Hasan is currently working within the Chlor-Alkali/Vinyls Team with a focus on global Soda Ash Market Advisory Services.
Over 15 years in commercial roles, Hasan has acquired international experience in the chemicals industry, while holding various sales and business management roles. He engaged in diverse sectors using inorganic chemicals as raw materials and helped develop a portfolio of global clients.
Hasan spent over 10 years with Sisecam, a global glass, and soda ash manufacturer, in its multiple locations managing international sales activities for their chromium chemicals. He spent 4 years in China, leading the regional business. Prior to joining IHS Markit base chemical (now known as Chemical Market Analytics) in 2021, he spent 3 years working in trading, overseeing a range of basic chemicals and metals in the international markets.
Ana Lopez is the Director for Chlor-alkali & vinyls at Chemical Market Analytics.
Since 2012, Mrs. Lopez has formed part of the chlor-alkali and vinyls team at IHS Markit base chemicals business (now known as Chemical Market Analytics), specializing her analysis on the PVC, VCM, and EDC markets in North America and South America, as well as the chlorine and hydrochloric acid markets in the US. She contributes to the monthly reports on those topics and has presented on several occasions at the Chemical Market Analytics World Petrochemical Conference, Plastic Pipe, and Fittings Association meetings, SPI Vinyls Compounders Conference, and Global Plastics Summit. She has an intimate knowledge of engineering project execution as well as petrochemical commodities markets.
Prior to joining Chemical Market Analytics, Ms. Lopez had spent several years with Pemex international trading company (PMI), in Mexico City, dealing with petrochemical commodities commercial operations as well as market analysis, preceded by a few years with the EPC company ICA Fluor. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Iberoamericana University, Mexico City, and an MBA from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM), Mexico City.
Alasdair Warren is the Chief Executive Officer of WE Soda, based in London, having been appointed in November 2019 and having previously served as a non-executive board director.
Prior to joining WE Soda, Mr. Warren was an investment banker for almost 30 years, most recently as the Head of Corporate & Investment Banking for the European region at Deutsche Bank, based in London, and prior to that as an investment banking partner at Goldman Sachs in London for 11 years, serving in a number of roles, including the Global Head of Financial Sponsor Coverage, the Head of European Equity Capital Markets & Derivatives, and the Co-Head of U.K. Investment Banking.
Mr. Warren holds a BSc (Hons) in Geology from the University of Nottingham.
After graduating from TED Ankara College in 1992, Gorkem Elverici completed his undergraduate studies in the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Middle East Technical University in 1996. He went on to obtain his MBA from Bilkent University in 1998. In 2015, Elverici completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation in Banking-Finance at Kadir Has University. He began his professional career at İşbank in 1998. Throughout his career, Elverici served in various middle and senior management positions at İşbank, HSBC Turkey, Deloitte Consulting, and Accenture Consulting. Elverici joined Şişecam on March 01, 2013, as the Financial Affairs Director of the Flat Glass Group. He served as Şişecam’s Chief Financial Officer from May 2014 to July 2021 and was appointed as Şişecam CEO as of July 1, 2021.
Rock Bian joined the Inorganics group as an Associate Director China in May 2022. He supports the soda ash service in China and also bleach chemicals. He started his career as engineer and project manager in a leading Chinese chemical engineering design institute. He supported and led various engineering, design and construction projects in China and in Tanzania, Africa. After that he took a commercial role in the Suez group, where he joined as a key member in the formation of new company dedicated to providing environment protection services for chemical plants in China. Rock has also had extensive experience in both soda ash and hydrogen peroxide with both Solvay and FMC (now Genesis) and successfully led the development of a greenfield hydrogen plant.
Prior to joining us, Rock had a role in strategic planning and business development for Sinochem International, where he led market research for new business opportunities and planned the subsequent relevant venture developments.
Rock holds a bachelor degree of chemical engineering from Zhengzhou Engineering College and a MBA from Nanjing University.
Jonathan Pascoe, Research and Analysis Manager, covers all aspects of the global thermal coal market including demand, supply, freights, prices, and cost analysis. Mr. Pascoe is managing editor of McCloskey’s Steam Coal Forecaster publication and also contributes strategic reports to McCloskey’s Global Thermal Coal service. He has contributed research to several consulting projects in thermal coal market assessments and price outlooks, coal supply studies, and litigation processes.
Mr. Pascoe holds a BSc in mathematics from the University of Surrey.
Marguerite Morrin is the Executive Director at Chemical Market Analytics.
Marguerite covers all chlor-alkali, vinyls, and related products in the chemicals industry. Her primary focus is on soda ash worldwide and the chlor-alkali/vinyls markets in the European, Middle Eastern, and African (EMEA) regions. She has also participated in many single-client consulting studies on chlor-alkali/vinyls and soda ash. Ms. Morrin was responsible for launching the Global Soda Ash Service in 2008 and she is the lead consultant in soda ash, who presents many conference papers on the subject. Ms. Morrin also manages the European chlor-alkali team.
She joined Chemical Market Associates Inc. (CMAI) in 1990, initially as an analyst in olefins. Since 1994 she was involved in the analysis of the chlor-alkali product area and helped to build and develop this sector within CMAI, which later became part of IHS Markit base chemicals business (now known as Chemical Market Analytics). Ms. Morrin graduated from University College Dublin, the Republic of Ireland, with a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Chemistry and she also holds a Diploma in Business Studies from University College Dublin.