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John Richardson
Senior Consultant, Asia

John Richardson is a highly experienced trainer and chemicals industry journalist, who has been working in the industry for 16 years.

Based in Asia-Pacific, John has deep knowledge of the companies and people who have transformed the region into the world’s major production and consumption region. His aim is to provide insightful, factually based analysis of the key issues facing the industry. His views are highly valued by senior executives, who appreciate his balanced and independent approach.

Since 2006, John has been Director - Asia of ICIS training, where he has successfully launched the ICIS training business in Asia. This now provides a wide range of courses covering petrochemicals, oil refining, fertilisers and base oils.

John has also co-authored an e-book, 'Boom, Gloom and the New Normal', with Paul Hodges of United Kingdom-based consultancy, International eChem. The book, which has been published by ICIS, examines how demographic factors and events in financial markets have reshaped the global economy. His Asian Chemical Connections blog has a wide regional and global readership.

John is a regular contributor to the ICIS magazine, ICIS Chemical Business and the online ICIS Insight service.

Before joining ICIS, John worked for the BBC and UK national and local newspapers.

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