Paul Hodges is Chairman of IeC. IeC has built a reputation as trusted commercial advisers with a global focus, and its clients include many of the world’s major companies and investors.
Paul writes the ICIS ‘Chemicals & the Economy’ blog, and is co-author of the influential new Study ‘Demand – the New Direction for Profit’. This describes how China’s slowdown and the collapse of oil prices are taking global demand patterns in completely new directions.
Paul is a regular speaker at international conferences, and writes regularly for the Financial Times and other leading media. He was widely recognised for his foresight in warning of the 2008 financial crisis.
Paul is an invited member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Chemicals, Advanced Materials & Biotechnology 2014-2016. He is also a Member of the Energy Institute, and a Freeman of the City of London.
Previously, Paul was an Executive Director of a major global chemical business for ICI, where he worked from 1978 – 1995. He was VP, Europe/Middle East, for DeWitt from 1995 – 1999; and VP Europe/Middle East, for ChemConnect from 1999 – 2001.
He lives in London, is married with 2 sons, and is a tennis, cricket and skiing enthusiast.