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Based in Singapore, Ding Li is the Asia-Pacific Head of Research for Upstream Cost & Technology. He also leads the research team for yards and fabrication. In this capacity, Ding Li has supported oil and gas companies in assessing yard capability worldwide for offshore platform and onshore module fabrication projects. He has also contributed to several operators risks (delays and cost overruns) identification and evaluation exercises for major offshore EPC projects. Prior to IHS Markit, Ding Li was a strategy manager specializing in petroleum economics and served as an investment analyst at a corporate finance firm, evaluating the economics of natural resource development projects.
Nick Sharma is a Managing Director at IHS Markit based in Singapore where he heads up the upstream research and consulting business for the APAC region. Nick brings 17 years of wide ranging experience across the E&P value chain from detailed engineering to operations to strategy and new ventures work.
At IHS Markit, Nick’s focus has been primarily strategy, new ventures, country risk, commercial and policy work. In Asia, Nick has led multi-discipline teams in developing comprehensive E&P growth strategies for NOCs, as well as led a number of policy/fiscal terms initiatives for ministry/regulators.
Prior to joining IHS Markit, Nick worked for Capgemini as part of their Oil & Gas Practice, as well as in a new ventures and engineering roles with AWE Exploration and KBR in Australia and London respectively.
Nick holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Curtin University of Technology with a Post-Graduate of Oil & Gas Engineering from the University of Western Australia.