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Birgit has been working as a fertilizer market analyst since May 2014 (Now a part of S&P Global) after a few years as a commodity analyst specialising in coffee and renewable chemicals at S&P Global Commodity Insights - FO Licht (previously IHS Markit Agribusiness - FO Licht). Her main area of focus in the fertilizer sector has initially been on nitrates - including upstream (natural gas, ammonia, urea) and downstream (fertilizers, industrial) industries. Over the years she has been the editor of the long-term nitrates analysis including demand forecasting, cost estimation and price forecasting, before taking on the role of editor of the monthly short-term outlook reports for fertilizers S&P Global Commodity Insights.
Before S&P Global Commodity Insights - FO Licht, she worked at Henkel, a leading chemical company. She holds a Master of Science in International Economics from the University of Essex, United Kingdom, as well as a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Management from the Fontys Hogescholen in Venlo, Netherlands. She's a native German speaker, fluent in English, and able to understnad some Spanish.