WRA Interview Series
Alan Gelder, VP Refining, Chemicals & Oil Markets at Wood Mackenzie
Part of the WRA Interview Series, with Sandil Sanmugam, Portfolio Director, Europe, World Refining Association
Published on 1st June 2020
As part of the WRA Interview Series, we sat down with Alan Gelder, VP Refining, Chemicals & Oil Markets at Wood Mackenzie. We delved into the challenges in the short-medium and long-term for the refining sector.
To see the full interview with a full analysis on the COVID-19 outbreak, long-term survivability strategies, future societal behaviour trends, the reality of the European Green Deal, impact of RED II for refiners and the potential of hydrogen, CCS and chemical recycling watch the video below.
Alan Gelder is Vice President of Refining, Chemicals and Oil Markets. He is responsible for formulating Wood Mackenzie’s research outlook and integrated cross-sector perspectives on this global sector. Alan Gelder joined Wood Mackenzie’s Downstream Consulting team in 2005 and became global head in 2009. He transitioned into research upon his return from Houston in 2011 and was Global Head of Refining and Chemicals. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Alan had 10 years of industry consulting after working for ExxonMobil in a variety of project planning and technical process design roles.
Alan has a first class Master Degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London, supplemented by an MBA from Henley Management College.