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LAPPC 2017: 7th Annual Latin American Petrochemicals and Polymers Conference

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Nov 10-11, 2017
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

IHS Markit presents the LAPPC 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Ana Laura Allegue

LAA Product Director - Performance Plastics LAA, The Dow Chemical Company

Ana Laura started her career at Dow in 2001 as Customer Service Representative in Argentina. After four years, she became Market Research Rep and Pricing Specialist for Latin America. In 2007, she assumed the position Business Supply Chain Planner for HDPE Latin America and was named Customer Service Leader for Packaging & Specialty Plastics South Region in 2011 changing responsibilities to Order To Cash Leader a year later. In 2014, Ana became Market and Product Manager for Specialty Plastics for Latin America and later that year was named Product Director for HDPE in Latin America. Since June 2016, she develops as Product Director for Solution Polyethylene Latin America.

Ana Laura holds a Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA).

Raul Arias Alvarez

Director, Chemicals Consulting, IHS Markit Mr. Raul Arias Alvarez is a Director for the Chemical Consulting group at IHS Markit.

Todd Dina

Global Olefins Director - Propylene, IHS Markit

Mr. Todd Dina is Director Global Olefins responsible as the Global Lead on Propylene Studies as well as the Service Leader for the North America Light Olefins Market Advisory Service at IHS Markit. He focuses primarily on olefins and the analysis of the propylene and propylene derivatives markets for IHS Markit clients. He also manages the global propylene market intelligence studies for the company and contributes regular commentary on these markets for other IHS Markit Chemicals reports. In addition, Todd contributes propylene analysis to the World Propylene Analysis, an annual study also published by IHS Markit. An industry veteran of more than 30 years focused on olefins, Todd began his career with MW Kellogg in 1988 in design engineering and environmental consultant roles. He later joined Lyondell Petrochemicals where he held roles of increasing responsibility in ethylene oxide/glycols operations, business analytics, sales and commercial management. He then joined TPC Group where he held positions in sales, commercial management and finally feedstock procurement. Todd graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.

Peter Feng

Senior Director, Global BTX, Aromatics, IHS Markit Mr. Peter Feng is the Senior Director of Aromatics for IHS Markit.

Edison Terra Filho

Executive Vice President, Braskem S.A.

Edison Terra is vice president for Braskem Polyolefins Business in South America and Europe and, for Renewable Chemicals business since January 2017. He is accountable also for all sales from Braskem polyolefins assets in Brazil into other regions. Currently, Edison is at the board of directors at APLA (Asociación Química y Petroquimica Latinoamericana) and president of INP (Instituto Nacional do Plástico, in Brazil).

Prior to his current role, he has been responsible for the Polyethylene Business for the past 5 years. In that position, his responsibilities included the overall P&L of the PE assets in Brazil, what comprehends all commercial and industrial operations, investments and Strategic Planning for the global Braskem PE business, being the last one in partnership with the leader of Braskem's PE business in North America.

After joining Braskem in 2002, he had different roles within the company. His experience includes Exports, Marketing and Supply Chain at the Polyolefins Business, Commercial and Supply Chain at Basic Petrochemicals and as well as President at quantiQ, the largest chemical distribution company in Brazil, at the time owned by Braskem.

Prior to joining Braskem, Edison has worked for 9 years at Rhodia, with positions in Marketing, Product Management, Commercial, eBusiness and Controllership areas. Edison is an Industrial Engineer from Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo and has a master degree in Business Management at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, in São Paulo.

Walt Hart, Ph.D.

Vice President, Natural Gas Liquids, IHS Markit Walt Hart, Ph.D. is vice president of Natural Gas Liquids Research at IHS Markit.

Tison Keel

Director, PET, PTA & EO Derivatives, IHS Markit Mr. Tison Keel is Director, PET, PTA & EO Derivatives, within the IHS Markit Chemical group.

Hazel A.B. Kreuz

Global Director, Chlor-Alkali/Vinyls, Chemical Market Services, IHS Markit

Hazel is a Chemical Engineer/MBA that brings almost 40 years of industry experience to the IHS Chemicals team. Hazel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with honors from Auburn University. She completed her Master of Business Administration studies at Sacred Heart University with special emphasis on Marketing.

During her career, Hazel has amassed broad experience in the chemical industry. She has held a variety of positions in Engineering and Management including, but not limited to Manufacturing, Finance, Risk Management, Strategic Planning and Marketing. She began her career with Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) in the Ethylene Oxide/Ethylene Oxide derivatives value chain. During her time at UCC, she was awarded the prestigious “Chairman’s Award” for her contributions. Subsequently, Hazel joined Nexen Inc., a Canadian Oil, Gas and Chemicals company with an assignment to establish and implement strategic marketing for the company’s Chlor-alkali and Sodium Chlorate businesses. In 2005, Hazel worked on the IPO team that spun Nexen’s chemical business out as Canexus. She continued to contribute to Canexus until 2014, when she joined Huntsman Corporation to manage global marketing for Water Treatment, Pulp & Paper and Mining Chemicals businesses.

Hazel joined IHS Markit in August 2016 in the position of Global Director, Chlor-Alkali/Vinyls. In her current role, she leads the Global Market Advisory Services team for Chlor-Alkali and Vinyls from the IHS Markit office in Houston, Texas. A native of Colorado, Hazel enjoys outdoor and community activities. She is a member of the Auburn University Engineering Alumni Advisory Council, the University of Colorado Parent Leadership Society and the Houston Executive Service Corps (ESCH). ESCH is a nationwide network of nonprofit management support consulting organizations made up of executives and professionals who have had senior level experience in business, government or nonprofits and are dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities they serve.

Joel Morales

Senior Director, Polyolefins Americas, IHS Markit Mr. Joel Morales is a Senior Director, Polyolefins North America for IHS Markit

Júlio Natalense

LAA Sustainability Director, The Dow Chemical Company

Júlio Natalense is the Sustainability Director for Dow Latin America. In this role, he leads the implementation of regional strategies aligned with Dow`s 2025 Sustainability Goals, positioning sustainability as a business driver.

He was the Sustainability Leader for Dow Olympic Operations at Rio 2016, positioning the company as a technology leader in providing innovative and sustainable solutions for Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He implemented the Carbon Mitigation Program for Rio 2016, and led collaborative projects to position Dow products in opportunities related to sustainability in sports.

Júlio started his career in Research and Development (R&D) and in the past 30 years developed expertise in emulsion polymers, composites, propylene oxide, and propylene glycols, working in Brazil and the United States. He was a member of the leadership team of the Latex Business for the Americas.

He received a BSc in Chemistry from Mackenzie University, a MSc in Technology Management from the University of São Paulo and an MBA in Marketing from the Heriot-Watt University.

Javier Ortiz

Associate Director, Polyolefins - Americas, IHS Markit

Javier Ortiz is Associate Director in the IHS Markit Polyolefins market research group, covering the plastic resins markets in the United States and Latin America. Javier began his consulting career at CMAI (now IHS Markit) in 2007 as a research analyst for the North and South American synthetic fibers markets with primary focus on the polyester and nylon supply chains. He was subsequently appointed global leader of CMAI's senior research analyst group before taking over consulting coverage of the nylon raw materials markets in the Americas. Javier holds degrees in Industrial Engineering and Business Administration from Texas A&M University.

Rina Quijada, Ph.D.

Senior Director Business Development Latin America, IHS Markit Dr. Rina Quijada is Senior a Director Business Development Latin America for IHS Markit

Marco Quirino

President, Latin America, Univar

Mr. Quirino joined Univar in May 2013 as President of Univar Brazil, and has served as President of Latin America since September 2014. Mr. Quirino is responsible for all of Univar’s operations in Latin America, including driving growth strategy, strengthening relationships with suppliers, and further building Univar’s customer base. Prior to Univar, Mr. Quirino lead commercial and industrial operations at Braskem, Brazil’s leading petrochemical manufacturer with operations in Brazil, Latin America, U.S., Europe, and Asia. He previously served as Vice President of Industrial and Commercial Operations with Quattor, a large petrochemical manufacturer in Brazil, and spent 20 years with Dow Chemical in various management roles. Mr. Quirino earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mackenzie University and his MBA from the FIA Business School. He has also completed advanced management programs at the Wharton School of Business and INSEAD.

Marcos Sabelli

Chemical Executive Manager, YPF S.A.

Mr. Sabelli is responsible for leading the Petrochemical business of the main integrated Oil and Gas company of Argentina. Additionally, he's responsible for leading Profertil, a JV with the canadian corporation Agrium, to produce and sell Urea for the agricultural industry.
He has been working in the Oil Industry for more than 20 years, living for about 5 years in the US and Europe. Since 2004 back to Argentina, he has occupied a wide range of strategical positions in YPF as International Trade Manager (2008 - 2010) and later Industrial Sales Director (2010 - 2012).
Marcos earned a degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA) and a Diploma of Marine Transportation and Crude Oil Trading from the Cambridge University.

Ralph Schweens

President, BASF South America

Ralph Schweens was born in Offenbach, Germany. After finishing his studies in business administration at the University of Mannheim, he joined BASF as internal project consultant. In 1995, he was first appointed as manager for strategic planning at BASF Mexicana, was then promoted to sales manager of the polymers division and later became director of the chemicals division in1998.

Returning to Germany that year, Ralph Schweens assumed the positions of sales director for dispersions and later Group Vice President of the regional business unit dispersions Europe.

From 2005 to 2009, he worked in Brussels as Senior Vice President for global strategic marketing of the polyurethane business.

Lyn Tattum

Vice President, Oil, Mid-Downstream and Chemical, IHS Markit

Lyn Tattum is Vice President, IHS Markit and Publisher of IHS Chemical Week. She is responsible for IHS Markit Same Day Analysis and Business Information Products, developing a suite of information services for the global chemical industry. Her group within IHS Markit also includes the global IHS Chemical Events portfolio.

She has a degree in Politics and Economics from the University of Manchester and briefly studied at the Sorbonne, Paris and the British Film Institute, London.

Lyn spent ten years in an editorial position with a UK publishing group, writing about the Chemical Industry, before joining the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in Vienna for a spell in 1988.

In 1989, Ms. Tattum joined Chemical Week, set up an international office in London, growing the magazine, events and related businesses worldwide. She continues to seek opportunities to enhance the content, reputation, and success of the brand under its new ownership, IHS, as well as developing new products within the Business Information group.

She has travelled extensively and is well known among the global chemical and polymers community and for contributing to industry events.

Nick Vafiadis

Vice President, Plastics, IHS Markit

Nick is a twenty-five year veteran of the chemical industry who joined CMAI now IHS in April of 2002. In his first assignment with CMAI, Nick was responsible for consulting duties associated with the Chlor-Alkali and Vinyls product chain. In this role, he contributed to the Monomers Market Report, the Chlor-Alkali Market Report, and the Global Plastics and Polymers Market Report.

In January of 2007, Nick was named CMAI’s Business Director for Polyolefins, and Service Leader for the Global Plastics and Polymers Report. His daily responsibilities included analysis, consulting, and reporting on the global polyolefins market as well as managing the operations associated with producing and developing the Global Plastics and Polymers Report. In September of 2012, Nick was promoted to the position of Senior Director, Polyolefins and Plastics and took responsibility for global plastics practice's at IHS. In addition, Nick contributes to single client projects and studies related to the polyolefins industry.

Prior to joining CMAI/IHS, Nick spent twelve years with Vista Chemical Company, which later became Condea Vista Chemical Company. During his tenure with Vista Chemical, Nick held assignments in marketing, product management, and sales management in both the vinyls and surfactant business areas. Nick graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Management.

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Dave Witte

Senior Vice President and General Manager – Oil Markets, Midstream, Downstream and Chemical, IHS Markit Based in Houston, David H. Witte is senior vice president at IHS Markit and general manager of Oil, Midstream, Downstream & Chemicals (OMDC), a leading global provider of information and insight and consulting services to the global energy, chemical, petrochemical and refining industries.
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