Anthony Wood

IHS Markit

Vice President, Oil Markets, Midstream & Downstream

Anthony has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector as an industry expert. He currently heads the IHSM Oil Markets, Midstream and Downstream (OMD) Consulting team for Middle East and India. Anthony has a strong business and operational background that combines strategy, advisory and implementation skills to achieve leading results in both client and own organizations. He has led strategic, advisory and implementation projects across the globe including Middle East & India, Asia Pacific, Europe and Americas.

Industry Experience

Anthony began his professional career as a Mechanical Engineer in 1988 with Exxon at Esso UK’s Fawley Refinery. He held positions in engineering, operations and technical management as well as creation of operational improvement initiatives and work processes at Exxon corporate level. From 1997 Anthony held senior positions with KBC Advanced Technologies including Partner, Regional Executive for Middle East / India and Director of Japan, Korea and China. Consulting engagements include creation of new global practice lines, global practice management and implementation of strategy and improvements at corporate and operational level across IOC’s, NOC’s, and Independents, Investment Corporations, Finance Institutions and for Government bodies. 


Tuesday, October 15

  • 04:15pm - 05:00pm

    Concurrent Plenary

    Role of Petrochemicals for "Make in India"

    India’s petrochemical demand is increasing at a rate higher than GDP growth. Current low per capita petrochemical consumption and rapid economic growth make India an attractive place for petrochemical investments. Global downstream companies are aiming to have a greater portfolio concentration in chemicals, especially along refinery-integrated pathways to mitigate the risk of slowdown in transportation fuel growth. What is the outlook for long-term petrochemicals demand? What are the risks and opportunities for India in this new business environment? How can India achieve “Make in India” by developing a large petrochemical manufacturing base for local demand and for exports? Will we see a backlash on plastics in India?