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Roberto Ribeiro
Research and Analysis Director | EO & Derivatives
Roberto Ribeiro is Research & Analysis Director for EO & Derivatives in the Americas at IHS Markit.

Mr. Ribeiro joined IHS Markit in April 2021, where he has been responsible for market coverage and insight across the Ethylene Oxide (EO), Ethylene Glycols (EG), Paraxylene (PX), Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) markets.

Prior to joining IHS Markit, Mr. Ribeiro was Managing Director of his two ventures, Asterisk Advisors, a petrochemical consulting company and Asterisk Partners, a venture capital company focused on investing in new technologies-oriented companies. Former President of Townsend Solutions, a petrochemical-industry strategic consulting firm, developing products based on deep insights. Before Townsend Solutions, Mr. Ribeiro used to work, over the course of twelve years, within petrochemical manufacturing companies, all now part of Braskem or LyondellBasell, in a series of Strategic Planning, Business Development, M&A and Sales & Marketing leadership role. Parallel to his professional experience, he served as Board Member for Asterisco Artes Gráficas, a leading digital label manufacturer.

Having lived and worked in the U.S. and Brazil—with executive business dealings spanning the globe. He speaks fluent English, Portuguese, and Spanish. Mr. Ribeiro holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance as well as a Bachelor's of Business Administration from São Paulo University (Brazil). Also, he holds a Master degree in Oil & Gas from Universidad Austral (Argentina) and has participated in a series of professional development courses with Harvard Business School, New York University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), TU Delft (Netherlands) and Fundação Dom Cabral.

He has spoken at a long list of industry conferences spanning Europe, Asia, and North and South America.

Industry expertise
Aromatics & Fibers
Olefins & Derivatives
Polymers & Elastomers
Areas of interest
Chemical Company Strategies and Performance
Scenario Planning
Downstream Strategy
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
Market Analysis & Forecasts
Market Entry Strategies
Commodity Price Forecasts
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Olefins Cash Cost
Olefins Feedstocks
Petrochemical Markets
Market Structure
Regional focus
English, Portuguese, Spanish
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