Lyn Tattum

S&P Global

Vice President, Global Chemical Market Information

Lyn Tattum is Vice President, S&P Global, and Publisher of Chemical Week. She leads S&P Global Business Information and Same Day Analysis business line, including Daily Chemical and related news; global events; Company Strategies and Performance; and Midstream Essentials and Assets data platforms covering the global energy and chemical infrastructure. She has also worked at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna. Ms. Tattum's early career was as a journalist, publisher, writer, and interviewer in the global chemical industry. In 1989, she set up an international office in London for the highly regarded Chemical Week (established in the United States in 1906), hiring a team of expert journalists to expand the publication’s international profile and to launch events and other related businesses worldwide. Ms. Tattum has travelled extensively and is well known within the international chemical and plastics industry, interviewing CEOs and regularly attending industry gatherings such as AFPM, APIC, EPCA, APLA, and GPCA. Having first travelled to China in 1982, she was later instrumental in setting up conferences under the Chemical Week banner in Beijing and Shanghai during the 1990s, inviting chemical industry executives to the country as it opened to international investment. She has also initiated and chaired many events in India, focusing on opportunities for growth in petrochemicals, specialty, and fine chemicals. She remains interested in the heightened efforts of leaders in the global petrochemical and plastics industries to tackle plastics waste, while communicating the value overall of plastics to society. Recently she launched The Chemical Leadership Circle to connect industry executives worldwide with critical information, providing an opportunity to network, raise awareness of key issues, and exchange ideas at a time of critical global change in economy, politics, society, and business. She has a degree in politics and economics from the University of Manchester and briefly studied at the Sorbonne, Paris, and at the British Film Institute, London.

Sessions With Lyn Tattum

Thursday, 21 October

  • 02:30pm - 03:00pm (IST) / 21/oct/2021 09:00 am - 21/oct/2021 09:30 am

    Will Growing Petrochemical Demand Support Future Growth in Refining?


    Energy transition is reshaping the future of refining and petrochemicals globally. Demand for products is strong, but net zero and circularity imperatives are set to dominate investment decisions for years to come. With trillions of dollars of assets and trading volumes in play, refining and petrochemical companies are forced to reinvent what it means to be a producer in the new energy landscape. How will the portfolios change? How has COVID changed consumer perceptions on the need and value of plastics? What is the risk of overcapacity and underutilization of assets? How could recycling be scaled in emerging markets such as India?