Rystad Energy has announced the hiring of three new members to its expanding global team of experts, each of whom bring significant experience within energy markets and metals.
The energy metals sector is an integral part of both the traditional upstream and the downstream oil and gas industries. It is also closely related to the rapidly emerging renewable energy market, whose fast expansion is placing great challenges on metals suppliers to adjust the way they deliver solutions.
To closely monitor this transition, Rystad Energy is boosting its energy services team with three experienced experts who will monitor global energy metals markets from its offices in the UK and China.
James Ley has extensive experience within global energy metals markets. For the past 15 years, Ley has been a leading analyst in energy steel tube and pipe markets, working for a number of consultancies and metal publishing organisations, including Hatch Beddows Strategy Consulting. He started his career working for steelmaker Tata, where he completed an industrial doctorate.
Roman Filimonov has detailed knowledge of the global oil and gas industry and the energy tube and pipe sector. During the past 10 years he has been a consultant for a number of market intelligence firms, including Hatch and MBR. There, he managed strategy projects and research for leading international producers and trading groups, building an extensive network of contacts at the forefront of market developments. Filimonov has also worked in the steel industry for one the world’s largest tube and pipe producers, Russia’s TMK.
Edison Luo has developed a deep understanding of the energy metals market across the Asia-Pacific region and has worked with major energy and industrial firms in China and the rest of Asia. He brings extensive knowledge in the fields of market research and business intelligence and has studied the global oil and gas industry closely, focusing in particular on how trends affect tube and pipe demand in the upstream and downstream sectors.