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Max is a key member of the Fertecon's nitrogen team and responsible for producing the quarterly Urea Outlook Reports which include detailed analyses of supply and demand, trade, production costs and prices, as well as long-term forecasts.
He has more than 15 years of experience in market analysis, industry research, and strategic marketing. Prior to joining S&P Global in January 2021, Mr. Ismagilov performed a variety of market analysis and marketing roles while working for leading producers in the fertilizer (URALCHEM), advanced materials (Materia and HaloPolymer), industrial minerals (P. W. Gillibrand Co.) and packaging (PCBK Group) industries.
Max holds a Master of Science in Sociology from Perm State University and a Certificate in General Chemistry from Lomonosov Moscow State University. He also served as a Member of the Board of Directors at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoset Division. He is a native Russian speaker, fluent in English, and able to hold a conversation in French.