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About IHS Consulting
Fifty years of global business acumen, analytical expertise and functional knowledge have made IHS the foremost source for critical information and insight. Yet, we also know that it takes more than pure data to make critical business and policy decisions.
- Information: IHS proprietary datasets, including the world’s largest commercially available databases of economic information
- Expertise: Over 50 years of global industry acumen, functional expertise, and regional knowledge
- Insight: IHS syndicated research, world-class analysis, econometric modeling, scenario-planning capabilities, and alternative futures analysis
At IHS, we leverage an unmatched combination of information, insight, and expertise to effect the powerful transformation of data into knowledge and value. Our combined capabilities empower you to solve your greatest strategic and operational challenges. It's what distinguishes IHS Consulting in the global marketplace and provides a greater, lasting value to your organization.
Who Works with Us:
- Global business leaders
- Strategic planners
- Sales and marketing executives
- Supply chain and purchasing executives
- Risk management professionals
- Defense/security analysts
- Military planners
- National and international government and public policy officials
IHS Consulting can help you:
- Set realistic and optimized planning targets
- Make smarter investments
- Avoid risk
- Cut costs
IHS Consulting capabilities stem from over 50 years of global industry acumen, functional expertise and regional knowledge, the foundation that continues to make IHS a trusted consulting partner.We employ 150 consultants, who have access to our more than 300 economists and analysts specializing in over 170 industries in more than 200 countries, along with a global network of 2,000 subject matter experts and on-the-ground contacts.
Our leading consultants include:
Strategy and Planning
Michael Marinovic, VP Corporate Strategy & Planning Services, IHS
VP Corporate Strategy & Planning Services, IHS
Michael Marinovic heads up the corporate strategy and planning consulting team at IHS. He helps companies create shareholder value by improving the quality of their capital investment and business strategy decisions. He joined the IHS CERA organization after being a Partner in the Strategic Decisions Group (SDG). Prior to that, Mr. Marinovic had a long career at the Exxon Chemical Company, holding both technical and operating positions. He holds a BS and ME in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Stanford University.
Justin Pettit, Vice President, Strategic Advisory & Transaction Support, IHS
Vice President, Strategic Advisory & Transaction Support, IHS
Justin Pettit, Vice President of Strategic Advisory and Transaction Support for IHS Consulting, advises financial sponsors, sovereign wealth funds, corporate boards and senior executives on corporate and portfolio strategy, valuation, M&A and major capital decisions. He is also an expert in JVs, financial strategy and capital market issues, strategic risk management, economic performance measurement and management and strategic transformation.
Mr. Pettit’s advisory career has focused at the intersection of corporate strategy and corporate finance for a wide range of clients around the world. Originally a process technology and development engineer in the auto industry, he moved to corporate development with Norcen Energy Resources after his MBA.
Mr. Pettit is the author of two books, Merge Ahead: Mastering the Five Enduring Trends of Artful M&A (McGraw-Hill 2009), and Strategic Corporate Finance: Applications in Valuation & Capital Structure (Wiley 2007). He is a contributing editor for the journal, Strategy + Business, has been published in over a dozen business journals, including Harvard Business Review and Morgan Stanley’s Journal of Applied Corporate Finance. He is also a referee for The Journal of Quantitative Finance and The Journal of Pension Economics and Finance.
A popular guest lecturer at business schools and public conferences such as the Brookings Institute, Financial Management Association and Finance Executives Institute, Mr. Pettit leads topics in strategy, valuation, capital markets, risk management and financial policy.
Sang-Won Kim, Managing Director, IHS Consulting
Managing Director, IHS Consulting
Sang-Won Kim, Managing Director for IHS Consulting, leads the strategy consulting services group. He specializes in developing strategies for clients facing complex decisions and has expertise in all segments of the energy value chain.
He has advised leading energy companies in portfolio strategy, project development, risk management and unconventional resources. Decision support systems he built as part of his advisory services are still in use by many of his clients. Prior to joining IHS Consulting, he was a Senior Engagement Manager with Strategic Decisions Group, a boutique strategy consulting firm. He joined IHS Consulting when IHS acquired the SDG Oil and Gas Practice. Dr. Kim holds a BS from Hong-Ik University, Seoul in Industrial Engineering and an MS and a PhD in Management Science from Stanford University. His area of research at Stanford was decision analysis. He also taught an enterprise risk management course at Stanford University.
Global Markets & Trade
Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS Consulting Asia
Managing Director, IHS Consulting Asia
Tony Nash, Managing Director of IHS Consulting in Asia, has overseen projects across the public- and private-sector industry spectrum. His experience includes technology, media, manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, construction, financial services, consumer, education, automotive and energy. He is a frequent speaker and facilitator of strategic discussions with business and government leaders who regularly appears in global media, such as BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg and Al Jazeera.
Mr. Nash’s project experience includes building economic development and regulatory strategies for Asia’s leading economies, creating forecasting scenarios of consumer goods sectors in China’s local markets, market entry analysis and implementation plans for specialized construction products and EPC services across Asia, the Middle East, Central Asia, Russia and South Africa, risk analysis for long term energy investments in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and western Africa, negotiating frameworks for bilateral free trade and environmental agreements, and benchmarking city-level and national competitiveness of technology, financial services and other industry sectors across developed and developing markets.
Mr. Nash holds a BA in business management from Texas A&M University and a Master's degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.
Government & Associations
Richard Fullenbaum, US Government – Policy and Healthcare
US Government – Policy and Healthcare
Dr. Fullenbaum, Vice President of Public Sector Consulting at IHS, has over 25 years of experience in economic policy analysis and the application of economic principles to a diverse set of policy and program activities. Dr. Fullenbaum is leading efforts to increase the firm’s presence in the federal sector and its involvement in policy-related research and applications.
He has previously served at the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President under three administrations. After leaving the federal government, Dr. Fullenbaum worked for Standard & Poor’s DRI, where he was VP and director of government research. Subsequently, he was a managing partner at M&R Associates, a management consulting firm specializing in resource economics, tax and regulatory issues, regional economics and small business research.
Dr. Fullenbaum holds a BA in history from Temple University and an MA and PhD in economics from the University of Maryland.
Energy & Natural Resources
Irena Agalliu, Managing Director, IHS Consulting
Managing Director, IHS Consulting
Irena Agalliu, Managing Director for IHS Consulting, leads the regulatory support offering of IHS CERA Energy and Natural Resources Consulting. She has extensive experience in assessing commercial and regulatory risk and advising governments and NOCs on regulatory and contractual developments that impact E&P activities worldwide and assisting governments in formulating policies and decisions to foster an attractive investment climate.
Ms. Agalliu has led and managed consulting engagements related to development of petroleum legislation for conventional and unconventional resources in various jurisdictions in Africa and Latin America. She managed the above ground challenges and regulatory aspects of IHS CERA multiclient study “Breaking with Convention: Prospects for Unconventional Gas in Europe”. The analysis focused on the role of unconventional gas in the EU Energy Policy, land access and permitting challenges in fiscal systems and authored the study for the US Department of the Interior “Comparative Assessment of the Federal Oil and Gas Fiscal System” 2011. Ms. Agalliu has provided independent expert review of proposed legislation governing petroleum upstream, midstream and downstream activities, revenue management in the oil and gas sector as well as local content participation before legislatures of several African nations. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN). Ms. Agalliu was elected to the Board of AIPN in 2008 and served as Vice President of External Affairs for the 2009-2011 term and Vice President of Planning for the 2011-2012 term.
Ms. Agalliu holds a Masters of Laws in petroleum law, policy and economics from the University of Dundee and a law degree from the University of Houston.
Kurt Barrow, Managing Director, IHS Consulting Downstream Energy
Managing Director, IHS Consulting Downstream Energy
Kurt Barrow, Managing Director in the Downstream Energy group of IHS Consulting, provides technical, commercial and strategic advice to a diversity of clients in the midstream and downstream petroleum and biofuels space. Formerly a Vice President with Purvin & Gertz, Mr. Barrow leads a consulting team that specializes in mergers and acquisitions, crude oil and refined products market analysis, strategic analysis and technical assessments.
Prior to consulting, Kurt began his career at the Exxon Baytown Refinery in various engineering and planning roles. Mr. Barrow also worked in Singapore for Purvin & Gertz for six years. Mr. Barrow was the lead author for the Purvin & Gertz Pricing and Margins module of the Global Petroleum Market Outlook service and the director of the Residual Fuel Market Outlook study.
Steve Fekete, Managing Director of Downstream Energy Consulting
Managing Director of Downstream Energy Consulting
Steve Fekete, Managing Director of Downstream Energy Consulting, is based in the firm’s Calgary office with a focus on crude oil valuation (including crude oil quality banks), heavy crude oil developments, acquisition and merger due diligence assistance, and technology and market reviews for financing and other purposes.
Mr. Fekete has broad experience concerning the downstream energy markets, including crude oil valuation, petroleum product review, asset due diligence and valuation and expert witness support. Mr. Fekete is a recognized expert concerning the development and administration of crude oil quality banks as well as heavy oil developments, including the Canadian Oil Sands and global unconventional production. Steve has performed a wide range of studies focused on asset acquisition due diligence and valuation (including refinery, upgraders, pipeline and terminals), technology review for financing purposes (Independent Engineer), crude oil valuation, and a large number market reviews concerning crude oil and petroleum products. He has also been a regular speaker at a number of industry conferences. Prior to joining Purvin & Gertz, Steve gained experience at several USGC refining and petrochemical facilities as a process engineer and later in the planning and optimization groups.
Mark Hutchinson, Managing Director
Mark Hutchinson, IHS Managing Director, leads the IHS Consulting Asian energy consulting group. An 18-year resident of Asia, Mark has considerable experience in many parts of the fuel and power value chain across Asia.
Mr. Hutchinson has performed numerous gas and power market assessments, valuations, due diligence and entry and exit strategies for energy companies; market restructuring analyses; asset evaluation; lenders due diligence; and project and debt financings.
Mr. Hutchinson holds a Bachelor of Economics from Earlham College and a Master of Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Jim Thomas, Vice President, IHS Consulting (Upstream, Oil & Gas)
Vice President, IHS Consulting (Upstream, Oil & Gas)
Jim Thomas, Vice President of IHS Consulting (Upstream, Oil & Gas), brings 20 years of upstream oil and gas experience and also leads our regulatory practice.
Before joining IHS in 1999, Jim was a senior consultant with Petroconsultants, an environmental manager with Atkins Environment with secondment on a part-time basis to the UK Environment Agency. Prior to this, he was a technical geochemical analyst with BP. Jim holds a B.Sc. degree in Geology from the University of Leeds and a Ph.D in Organic Geochemistry from the University of Bristol. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society.
Don Bari, Senior Director, Chemical Consulting
Senior Director, Chemical Consulting
Don Bari, Senior Director of Chemical Consulting for IHS, has responsibility for the global business groups within the chemical consulting group, including commodity and specialty chemicals, renewables, technology, transaction, strategy and litigation support.
Prior to joining IHS (CMAI) in 2010, Mr. Bari worked at an international chemicals and energy consultancy as Senior Vice President and Director, starting in 1981. Throughout his 35 year career, he has managed and directed numerous studies consisting of technology, economic, commercial, financial and environmental issues associated with a variety of bio, specialty and petrochemical-based projects. Mr. Bari has worked with clients and projects in 50 countries with a focus in the Americas and Asia. As such, he has a significant amount of experience in the concept-to-commercialization projects, project valuations and the development of project financing feasibility studies. From 1975 to 1981, he was a Process Design Chemical Engineer at Kvaerner (John Brown Constructors and formerly Crawford and Russell).
Mr. Bari holds a BS in Chemical Engineering and an MBA with a Finance specialty, both from the University of Connecticut.
Mark Morgan, Global Managing Director of Renewable and Bio-based in IHS Chemical Consulting
Global Managing Director of Renewable and Bio-based in IHS Chemical Consulting
Mark Morgan, Global Managing Director of Renewable and Bio-based Chemicals for IHS Chemical Consulting, leads a new business initative in the bio-based chemical sector, providing consulting services to chemical majors through private equity and venture capital firms, as well as lending institutions.
Dr. Morgan joined IHS Chemical in 2011 with the acquisition of CMAI. He has over 25 years experience in the chemical industry, initially beginning his career in research and development with BP, before joining Chem Systems, an industry-leading consulting firm in the mid 1990s. More recently Dr. Morgan has developed an extensive capability in the bio-based chemicals sector covering commodity and specialty chemicals, as well as biofuels.
Dr. Morgan hold a BS and PhD in Chemical Physics, both degrees from Bristol University.
Michael Robinet, Managing Director, IHS Automotive Consulting
Managing Director, IHS Automotive Consulting
Michael Robinet was promoted to Managing Director in the IHS Automotive Advisory Services in November 2011. From March 2010 until late 2011, Michael served as the Director of Global Vehicle Production Forecasts for IHS Automotive. Before the purchase of CSM Worldwide by IHS in 2010, Michael was Vice President, Global Vehicle Forecasts since 1996. In his role as a Managing Director in the global advisory practice, Michael will build upon his experience as a leader and innovator in global production forecasting, tracking future product programs (FPPs), analyzing sourcing and production strategies to serve OEM, supplier and government entities throughout the global industry.
Michael has over twenty five years of experience in automotive forecasting, strategic analysis and manufacturing finance. Prior to joining CSM Worldwide/IHS, he worked at various research companies and was schooled in finance at a major Tier 1 supplier. He has been widely quoted by worldwide print, radio and TV media on a variety of industry topics. Michael regularly presents at global OEM and supplier conferences/symposiums.
Michael holds an undergraduate degree in international and developmental economics and an MBA – both from the University of Windsor, Canada. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Automotive Press Association (APA), Detroit Economic Club (DEC) and the Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA). Michael is a founding director of the Canada-US Business Association (CUSBA) and a board member of the Original Equipment Supplier Association (OESA).
Mohsen Bonakdarpour, Director, Strategy and Planning Group
Director, Strategy and Planning Group
Mohsen Bonakdarpour, Director of the Strategy and Planning Group for IHS Consulting, is responsible for economic analysis and directs advisory projects across various industry sectors.
Mr. Bonakdarpour has experience in global industry and macroeconomic analysis. He has worked with a wide range of clients, helping them to size their markets, predict product demand and to better target their marketing efforts. He has led a series of studies and developed methodologies to undertake economic impact analysis, and he has managed the development of IHS Business Market Insight, designed to support strategic planning, market segmentation and economic development analysis. Mohsen was also responsible for development of a global Information and Communication Technology database.
Market PlanningBrand Image, Market Position, and Strategies to Broaden Appeal
Challenge: A global OEM in the automotive industry wanted to expand its product offerings and move its brand image up-market in an effort to gain market share and attract younger, more affluent consumers.
Solution: IHS Consulting produced extensive vehicle and market forecasts, undertook a highly detailed competitive benchmarking exercise, and examined successful premium brand practices from the point of market entry to the present day. Based on this information, our research team identified current and future “white space” opportunities and made multi-pronged strategic recommendations on brand image, product features, specifications, and advertising strategy.
Results: The client was prepared to undertake a successful evolution of its brand image and products and to increase its market share and volume in a very challenging mature market.
Economic Impact AnalysisQuantifying a Company’s Economic Impact to Policymakers
Challenge: A global high-tech manufacturer needed to educate policymakers on its contribution to the U.S. and E.U. economies, arising from both its manufacturing operations and the productivity gains attributable to the widespread use of its technology.
Solution: IHS Consulting combined both traditional input/output impact models with growth economics frameworks to produce a comprehensive assessment.
Results: The client was able to demonstrate that its business had stimulated the creation of over 820,000 jobs and influenced 1.1% of GDP in the United States. In the European Union, the corresponding findings were 330,000 jobs and 0.4% of GDP.
Regulatory Compliance ServiceCompetitive Advantage through Regulatory Risk Management
Challenge: To manage regulatory risks associated with multibillion-dollar investments, an oil and gas super major commissioned IHS Consulting to develop a comprehensive compliance management system.
Solution: In collaboration with the client, IHS Consulting developed a robust software solution tailored to an end user’s needs. We populated the system with all applicable laws and standards and conducted detailed regulatory analyses to identify critical requirements.
Results: The IHS Consulting system has been used and updated by the client as an enterprise-wide application since 1999. End-users have reported these key benefits:
- Significant reductions in direct costs
- Operational efficiency improvements
- Effective change management
- Project schedule adherence
- Getting the right information at the right time
Energy Resource AssessmentScreening for European Unconventional Gas Opportunities
Challenge: A mid-size independent E&P had created a successful unconventional gas business in North America and was looking to replicate that success in Europe. However, the client needed to understand the nature of the UCG opportunity in Europe.
Solution: We identified potential shale gas and coal-bed methane resources in Europe where existing technology in use in North America could be applied. Using IHS information, research and published sources, we systematically analyzed all significant European basins. We also reviewed the macroeconomic, political and investment climates of candidate countries, to enable an overall opportunity ranking.
Results: Our analysis enabled the client to develop a clear picture of the opportunity and its potential value, which informed their UCG investment strategy.
Energy Strategy SupportFormulating a Regional Gas Business Strategy
Challenge: A Russian independent wanted to create a regional gas business in an area where it had significant oil production.
Solution: IHS Consulting developed a strategic road map for the client, outlining seven distinct strategic alternatives, their full value chain considerations, their main value drivers and risks. For each alternative, we presented a rigorous economic risk evaluation, so the client could better understand the impact of uncertainties in gas resource potential before committing major investment funds.
Results: Our report enabled the regional business unit and corporate headquarters to align on a regional gas business strategy and to redirect exploration resources and gas plant investments to support the new strategy.
Cost Performance ImprovementExtending the Field Life of Mature North Sea Offshore Platforms
Challenge: A client with mature offshore platforms in the North Sea needed an in-depth understanding of OPEX and cost drivers for maintenance facilities to estimate the remaining field life of their assets.
Solution:IHS Consulting developed detailed lifecycle OPEX forecasts and identified cost drivers, using OPE$T™, our proprietary OPEX modeling tool.
Results: Our analysis enabled the client to develop an optimum field modification program that extended the remaining field life by 20%. We identified cost reduction opportunities through improved contracting and quantified the impact of the Carbon Credit Regime & Water Discharge Regulations on OPEX.
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