Sanjay Sharma

IHS Markit

Vice President - Chemical Consulting

Mr. Sanjay Sharma serves as vice president of Chemical Consulting at IHS Markit for Middle East and India and is based in the Dubai office.

He has over 22 years of experience in the industry with extensive consulting, project management, commercial, and manufacturing experience. He has actively participated in developing strategic direction, improving business performance, developing and managing joint ventures and alliances, and engaging in mergers and acquisitions. He has managed assignments in Europe, Middle East, India, and Asia, covering a wide range of products within the petrochemical, chemical and specialty sectors. Prior to joining the company he worked with Saudi Basic Industries Company (SABIC) from 2001 to 2006 in various positions in its polyolefins business unit where he worked as an investment planner. In this capacity, he developed and executed a number of projects involving large capital expenditures. He was involved in several due diligences, merger and acquisition activities and joint venture projects in Europe, the Middle East and China. He also was involved in the detailed investment analysis for potential projects in Europe, Africa, Asia and throughout the Middle East. Mr. Sharma started his career at Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (IPCL), as a management trainee and later became a senior processing engineer from 1991 to 2001. He worked on several Polypropylene (PP) projects from installation to the commissioning stage. He has direct operating experience in PP and PE and exposure to a wide variety of Polyolefins production processes and economics. His experience also encompasses a considerable knowledge of PE and PP grades and how these grades are used in numerous market applications. Mr. Sharma graduated from the University of Nagpur, India, with a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering and Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance.


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?