Vice President, Chemicals Consulting, S&P Global Commodity Insights
Dr. Morgan has dedicated more than two decades to consulting in specialty chemicals, process technology and industrial biotechnology. In addition, to chemicals consulting, Mark has collaborated with groups across the IHS Markit business community, including aerospace and defense, life sciences, upstream oil, automotive and biofuels.
In 2011, Mark joined Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) to lead its global activities in renewables. Previously, he was with Chem Systems, a leading boutique consulting firm serving chemicals and allied industries. His work covered lenders advisory work, M&A due diligence, project feasibility, technology validation and valuation, legal work and more. Mark began his chemicals career with BP undertaking blue sky research as well as plant support roles, supporting new technology commercialization efforts. Dr. Morgan earned his doctorate in chemical physics at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom.
In the biofuels industry, Mark has taken technical and commercial roles on behalf of the lending community in major biofuel projects across the world as well as supporting the venture capital/private equity community in funding start-ups and new biofuel technology commercialization efforts, including, biomass-to-liquids, cellulosic ethanol, biomethanol and biobutanol. Mark has provided strategic advice to government agencies and NGOs regarding biofuel development opportunities. Mark also spent time on secondment as a technology director with one of the world leading enzymes producers supporting bio-based chemicals development and advanced biofuels. Dr. Morgan has also developed biofuel training course for individual companies as well as bio-based chemicals courses presented across the world.
Today, Dr. Morgan leads and supports consulting projects in specialty chemicals and renewables in all geographies including natural oils, industrial biotechnology, etc., Mark is also heavily engaged in IHS Markit’s new business development in sustainability initiatives and wider ESG business development.