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Mr. Thoelke's role in IHS Markit as executive director for Olefins and Derivatives in Europe, the Middle East and Africa follows over 20 years in a variety of roles within IHS Markit, IHS Markit and CMAI across a broad range of product areas. As the key resource within IHS Markit for understanding and insight into the olefins sector of the petrochemical industry, for these key regions, he works closely with the petrochemical, oil and financial industries, bringing support and guidance throughout the petrochemical chain. Current specific responsibilities include the European/Middle East Report Olefins and primary input and support for the World Ethylene and Propylene Analyses.
Previously within CMAI, Mr. Thoelke has worked in both olefins and aromatics consulting in Europe, the Middle East and Africa with key responsibilities in olefins, but also in aromatics markets. His previous role had a primary focus on butadiene and elastomers, in which subjects he remains a globally recognized industry speaker and expert. His responsibilities included input to the Global Outlook - Feedstocks, Elastomers Report, European Market Report Aromatics, Aromatics Market Report and taking the lead role in analyzing olefin and derivative markets in support of the long-term planning outlooks in the World Analysis.
Educated at Cambridge University Mr. Thoelke received a BA and MA in Material Sciences before completing a Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering (ACDMM)