Biographies

Paul Hodges

is a trusted adviser to major companies and the investment community, and has a proven track record of accurately identifying key trends in global marketplaces. He has been widely recognised for correctly forewarning of the 2008 global financial crisis.

His analysis of the key role of demographics in driving the global economy is now attracting increasing interest from senior policymakers and executives.

Paul is Chairman of International eChem (IeC), non-executive Chairman of NiTech Solutions and a Director of Recycling Technologies. Prior to launching IeC in 1995, Paul spent 17 years with Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), both in England and the USA, where he held senior executive positions in petrochemicals and chloralkali, and was Executive Director of a $1 billion ICI business.

Paul serves as a Global Expert with the World Economic Forum and is a Member of the Energy Institute and a Freeman of the City of London. He is a graduate of the University of York, and studied with the IMD business school in Switzerland.


John Richardson

has deep knowledge of the companies and people who have transformed Asia into the world’s major production and consumption region. His aim is to provide insightful, factually-based analysis of the key issues, and his views are highly valued by senior executives, who appreciate his balanced and independent approach.
John has lived and worked in Asia for over 15 years. Since 2006, he has been Director, ICIS training Asia, in which role 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. His Asian Chemical Connections blog has a wide regional and global readership. He also writes regularly for ICIS Insight and ICIS Chemical Business.
John is a highly experienced business journalist, who has been covering the Asian region for over 15 years. He was editor of Asian Chemical News from 2000-5, and deputy editor from 1997-2000. Prior to joining ICIS in 1997, he worked for the BBC and the UK national press.

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Written by Paul Hodges and John Richardson, it describes how the ageing of the Western Baby Boomers is changing the global economy.
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