IHS Chief Economist
Dr. Nariman Behravesh is Chief Economist of IHS and author of the recently published book Spin-Free Economics: A No-Nonsense, Nonpartisan Guide to Today's Global Economic Debates (McGraw-Hill). Directing IHS' entire economic forecasting process, he is responsible for developing the economic outlook and risk analysis for the United States, Europe, Japan, China and other emerging markets. He oversees the work of over 400 professionals, located in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa who cover economic, financial, and political developments in over 200 countries.
Behravesh and his team were designated #1 in USA Today's 2004 ranking of top economic forecasters, and in Reuters' 2004 survey of major currency exchange rate forecasters. In 2008, he was ranked #2 by USA Today. In The Wall Street Journal's annual ranking of U.S. forecasters, Behravesh was ranked #3 (out of 56) for 2006, and was the only forecaster to place in the top six for 2003, 2004 and 2006.
As IHS' chief economics spokesperson, Behravesh is quoted extensively in the media on such topics as the outlook for the US and global economies, oil prices, exchange rates, the budget deficit, the trade deficit, globalization, country risk, and emerging markets crises. He is cited frequently in leading business publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, USA Today, Investor's Business Daily, Business Week, Newsweek, Fortune, Forbes and U.S. News and World Report. He also regularly appears on national radio and television programs including BBC World Business Report, NBC Nightly News, CNN Headline News, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS), Fox News, CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Radio, and All Things Considered and Market Place on National Public Radio.
Behravesh was the host of the PBS television series "Inside the Global Economy." In addition to his recent book, he has authored numerous articles in such publications as European Affairs and Credit Week, co-authored two books—Economics U$A and Microcomputers, Corporate Planning and Decision Support Systems—and was a contributing author to a book on scenario analysis, entitled Learning From the Future. His Op-Ed pieces have also appeared in the Financial Times, Newsweek International and the London Times.
Before joining IHS, Behravesh was chief economist for Global Insight (now an IHS company). Prior to that, he was chief international economist for Standard & Poor's. He also held a number of other positions, including president and CEO of Oxford Economics U.S.A. and Group Senior Vice President of WEFA. Early in his career Behravesh worked at the Congressional Budget Office and the Federal Reserve. He has been covering the global economy for over 35 years.
Behravesh holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.Sc. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has lived in Europe and the Middle East, and is fluent in several languages. He travels extensively to Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Chief Economist Asia
Rajiv Biswas is Senior Director and Asia Chief Economist at IHS Global Insight. He is responsible for coordination of economic analyses and forecasts for the Asia-Pacific region, contribution to IHS Global Insight global forecast, client support, business development and media interaction. He has extensive experience in economic analysis in the Asia-Pacific region and has published widely on a range of economic, trade, and investment-related topics. Rajiv is a graduate of the London School of Economics with a B.Sc.Econ.Hons. in Economics, and received his M.Sc. and D.I.C. from the Imperial College at London University.
Country Intelligence – Global
Zbyszko Tabernacki is Vice President of Economics and Country Risk, overseeing a team of economists and analysts responsible for daily coverage of 202 countries around the world. A native of Poland, he holds a graduate degree in economics from the Warsaw School of Economics and a post-graduate degree in international finance and global markets from the Georgetown Business School. He is fluent in English and Polish.
Country Intelligence – Country Risk
Farid Abolfathi is Managing Director, Global Macroeconomics and Country Risk. He has more than 20 years of experience in country risk analysis and macroeconomic forecasting. His expertise also includes Middle Eastern economics. In 1995, Dr. Abolfathi led a team of researchers who developed the conceptual framework for assessing risk to investment and business operations that has become the core component of IHS Global Insight's Global Risk Service. He holds several degrees, including a PhD from Northwestern University. He is fluent in English, Farsi, and Spanish.
Country Intelligence – Sovereign Risk
Jan Randolph is head of the Sovereign Risk Group. He is an experienced international economist and country risk manager. Randolph has held positions in a variety of international financial risk management firms in financial services and has over six years of international economics experience with IHS Global Insight. He holds graduate degrees from the Universities of London and Bristol. He is fluent in English, French, and German.
Country Intelligence – United Kingdom and Europe
Howard Archer is Chief U.K. and Eurozone Economist and Managing Director of Western European Forecasting and Analysis. He manages a team of economists responsible for IHS Global Insight's Western European macroeconomic work, and is closely involved in all aspects of the analysis. His expertise includes all aspects of the U.K. and Eurozone economic outlooks. He holds a PhD in multinational businesses from the University of Reading (United Kingdom).
Country Intelligence – Central Europe and the Balkans
Sharon Fisher is Senior Economist with IHS Global Insight's Country Intelligence Group in Washington, D.C., where she focuses mainly on Central Europe and the Balkans. In that role, she conducts economic and political analysis, risk assessment, and forecasting, while also working on the development of a new labor cost-analyzer product. Fisher's extensive list of publications includes the 2006 book Political Change in Post-Communist Slovakia and Croatia: From Nationalist to Europeanist (from Palgrave Macmillan). She has a PhD from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College, London.
Todd C. Lee
Country Intelligence – Greater China
Todd C. Lee is Managing Director for the Greater China Division in the Country Intelligence Group. He oversees all aspects of the macroeconomic forecasts and analysis of the Greater China economy. He is responsible for product development and enhancements to meet the surging market interest in China. He has a PhD in economics from Brown University and is fluent in Chinese and English.
Country Intelligence – India
Jyoti Narasimhan is Research Director for India in the Country Intelligence Group. She coordinates all aspects of the macroeconomic forecast and analysis of India's economy, and is responsible for developing current and future opportunities relating to India's promising market. She has a graduate degree in economics from The Johns Hopkins University.
Country Intelligence – Japan and North and South Korea
Dan Ryan is Research Director with the Asia-Pacific Group at IHS Global Insight. He covers Japan, South Korea, and North Korea, and is responsible for risk analysis and economic forecasting. He is also the coordinator for all Country Intelligence databanks. He received his PhD in economics at the University of California – Berkeley.
Country Intelligence – Latin America and the Caribbean
Rafael Amiel is Regional Managing Director for Latin America and the Caribbean in the Country Intelligence Group. He is responsible for coordinating the analysis and forecasts of IHS Global Insight economists and analysts who cover 42 countries in this region, including the Caribbean islands. He holds a PhD in economics from Florida International University (FIU), where he also served as adjunct professor of economics and was a research associate in FIU's Latin American and Caribbean Center. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
Country Intelligence – North America/Global
James Auger is Director of Country Intelligence Products. In addition to developing the company's country analysis and economic services, he writes on North American and global issues. The latter include trade and environmental diplomacy, food security, and the work of international organizations. Prior to joining IHS Global Insight, James worked for the European Commission in Brussels, the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament in Geneva. He holds a MSc in European politics and policy from the London School of Economics and an MA in social and political science from Cambridge University.
Country Intelligence – South Africa
Business Intelligence Division
Lindi Mulder is Principal Economic Consultant and Managing Director of IHS Global Insight Southern Africa's Business Intelligence Division and specializes in macroeconometric impact assessments—with specific specialization in input-output analysis (social accounting matrices), sectoral multipliers, and cost-benefit analysis. She has more than 10 years of experience in this particular field of economic modeling and holds a post-graduate degree in econometrics from the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
Country Intelligence – South Africa
Ronèl Oberholzer is the South African country economist for IHS Global Insight's local and international services. She is responsible for developing and maintaining IHS Global Insight's South African macro models and developing the economic outlook and risk profile for South Africa. Oberholzer has worked in the macroeconomic and econometric field in both the private and public sector for over 15 years. She specializes in macroeconometric model building as well as macroeconomic analyses. She has a graduate degree in economics from The Orange Freestate University (South Africa) and is fluent in Afrikaans and English.
Country Intelligence – Sub-Saharan Africa
Karanta Kalley is Managing Director for the Country Intelligence Africa Group, where he is responsible for macroeconomic forecasts and risk analysis in sub-Saharan Africa. He has more than 15 years' experience in business and macroeconomic forecasting. He holds a graduate degree from the State University of New York and did his doctoral work at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.
Country Intelligence – Russia and CIS
Natalia Leshchenko is Senior Analyst in the Country Intelligence Group and an expert on politics in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) nations. She has provided expert advice on developments in the region to professional and academic conferences and to the foreign offices of the United Kingdom and Canada. She holds a doctoral degree in politics from the London School of Economics.
Country Intelligence – Russia and Emerging Europe
Charles Movit is the Research Director of Emerging Europe for IHS Global Insight's Country Intelligence Group. He supervises forecasting and analysis of all 29 countries of the Emerging Europe region with a particular focus on Russia, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus, and Macedonia. Movit has more than 25 years' forecasting and consulting experience, including nearly 20 years devoted solely to the economies of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. He has a graduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in economics with concentrations in international economics and comparative systems.
Senior Research Director, Global Economics
Sara Johnson is Senior Research Director, Global Economics with IHS Global Insight. In this role, she helps clients assess worldwide business and financial opportunities and risks. She was previously North American Research Director and Chief Regional Economist with Standard & Poor’s DRI, a predecessor of IHS Global Insight. In this role, she managed the U.S. Macro, U.S. Regional, U.S. Industry, Cost Forecasting, and Canadian services. Ms. Johnson holds a BA in economics and mathematics from Wellesley College and a MA in economics from Harvard University with concentrations in finance and macroeconomic theory.
Macroeconomics – North America
Nigel Gault is Chief U.S. Economist, responsible for overseeing all aspects of IHS Global Insight's macroeconomic forecasts and analyses of the U.S. economy. His expertise in the U.S. economy includes short- and long-term economic outlook, government economic policies, the Federal Reserve, monetary policy, and trade, labor, and consumer market issues. Gault has more than 20 years' experience in economic analysis and forecasting. He holds an M.A. in economics from Cambridge University and a PhD in economics from Harvard University.
Brian A. Bethune
Macroeconomics – United States and Canada
Brian A. Bethune is Chief Financial Economist, North America and Chief Economist, Canada, responsible for financial economic analysis and forecasting. His areas of expertise include the U.S. Federal Reserve and monetary policy; credit markets, the flow of funds, and the financial system; equity, bond, and currency markets; government policies, the Canadian Economy, Bank of Canada, and foreign exchange. He has more than 20 years of experience in industry and commercial banking, including senior positions at the World Trade Organization. He holds a PhD in international economics from the University of Geneva.
Macroeconomics – United States
Patrick Newport, U.S. Economist, tracks the investment and housing sectors, and serves as Director of Long-Term Forecasting in the U.S. Macroeconomics Group. Prior to joining IHS Global Insight in 1998, Newport was a senior economist for the Office of the Forecast Council of Washington State. He has a PhD in economics from Harvard University and is an oft-quoted media source on the investment and housing outlook.
Chris G. Christopher, Jr.
Macroeconomics – United States
Chris G. Christopher, Jr. is a Senior Principal Economist, responsible for consumer-driven aspects of the U.S. Economy. He tracks and forecasts personal consumption expenditures, retail sales, and consumer confidence indices. Chris has over eighteen years of professional experience as an economist and econometrician. In addition, Chris has taught various undergraduate and graduate courses in economics and business. He has a Ph. D. in economics from University at Albany.
Managing Director – U.S. Government Consulting
James Gillula is Managing Director of U.S. Government Consulting, working with IHS Global Insight's federal government clients to help them plan for the impact of economic growth and change on government programs. Also, he assists trade associations by providing economic impact analysis and industry forecasting models. His primary areas of expertise are labor economics, demographics, consumer demand modeling, and housing economics. He has a PhD in economics from Duke University.
Business Economics and Custom Solutions
Chris Holling is Executive Managing Director of Business Planning Solutions. He specializes in working with clients to integrate independent, forward-looking analysis such as sales benchmarking, market planning, risk analysis, and impact studies into their strategic and tactical planning processes. Holling holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia.
Macroeconomics – U.S. Regional
James Diffley is Group Managing Director of U.S. Regional Services, where he is responsible for the Core Regional Macroeconomic Service and the IHS Global Insight Real Estate & Construction Service. He supervises the quarterly economic forecast of the 50 U.S. states and more than 300 U.S. metropolitan areas. Diffley is also responsible for customized consulting projects. He did his PhD training in economics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, completing all requirements but the dissertation.
Macroeconomics – U.S. Regional
Dave Iaia is Managing Director of the U.S. Regional Services Group where he oversees the state, county, and metro forecasts for more than 3,100 U.S. counties and 300 U.S. metropolitan areas. He produces analyses on the cost of doing business in the various states and on the importance of metropolitan areas in the national economy. He manages the group's Boston-area staff and is the primary analyst for the southeastern United States, including Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. He did his PhD training at Brown University, completing all requirements but the dissertation.
Macroeconomics – U.S. Regional
Jeannine Cataldi is a Senior Economist and Director of the Real Estate Industry Service in the U.S. Regional Services Group. Her responsibilities include forecasting and analysis of state and metropolitan areas. She also focuses on the economies of Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah. With the company since 1998, Cataldi has a graduate degree in applied economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Macroeconomics – Canada
Arlene Kish, Senior Economist, is responsible for the Canadian short-term and long-term macroeconomic and provincial forecasts. Arlene has an M.A. in business economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and has extensive experience in the Canadian banking industry.
Automotive – The Americas
Rebecca Lindland, Director of Strategic Review, is responsible for evaluating and assessing OEMs that participate in the U.S. and Canada marketplaces. As part of an 8-person global team for IHS Automotive, Rebecca utilizes her 15+ years of automotive industry experience to specifically cover new product launches and the balance sheet conditions of the manufacturers and brands. Rebecca is frequently quoted in the media, including The New York Times, Business Week, Reuters, Bloomberg News, Los Angeles Times, Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, The Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio. Rebecca averages over 100 national and international TV appearances annually, including CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNBC, BNN, Bloomberg TV, PBS, etc.
Lindland joined IHS in September 1999 from AlliedSignal in Rumford, Rhode Island, where she forecasted products such as Bendix brakes. A life-long automotive enthusiast, she began her career as a staff accountant with Mercedes-Benz Credit Corporation in Norwalk, Connecticut. Lindland holds a double major in accounting and business administration from Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts. She is a former board member of the Society of Automotive Analysts, the International Motor Press Association, Motor Press Guild, and was accepted into Strathmore's 2001 Who's Who in American Business.
Automotive – North America
George Magliano is Director of Automotive Research for North America, where he is responsible for overseeing the impact of the U.S. and global economies on the North American automotive industry, including sales and production forecasts, trends and analyses. He has more than 20 years' experience as an automotive analyst and holds an MBA from Fordham University.
Automotive – North America
Aaron Bragman is a Research Analyst in the Automotive Group. He has more than 15 years of experience in the automotive industry, having worked as a production buyer at Nissan North America and as a sales/program manager at Robert Bosch Automotive. He has authored an automotive column and served as captain of the University of Michigan Solar Car Team. He has an MBA from Wayne State University.
Automotive – North America
Bruce Harrison is Associate Director of Consulting Activities in the North America Automotive Group. He specializes in providing client solutions through the combined use of IHS Global Insight datasets and primary research, and has developed and manages a unique-in-the-industry market analytical tool for tires using multiple, disparate data sources. He has more than 25 years of industry experience and is a member of the Society of Automotive Analysts and the Society of Automotive Engineers. He has been formally trained in diesel mechanics and has attended the Ford Marketing Institute. He is a member and licensed driver in the Grand American Rolex Race Series, NASCAR, and the SCC.
Automotive – Latin America
Guido Vildozo is the Senior Market Analyst in charge of covering the automotive industry in Latin America. He is responsible for overseeing industry trends in the region and developing forecasts for the market. His area of expertise is product planning and strategy and their effect on vehicle demand. He has also overseen manufacturers' product cycles for the Americas as well as closely following trends in all markets in the Americas. He has a graduate degree in economics from Suffolk University in Boston.
Automotive – Global
Dick Buttigieg is Director of Consulting for the Global Automotive Group in Paris, where he is responsible for designing, constructing, and delivering consulting services, multi-client studies, and customized business development tools to meet the evolving needs of the automotive aftermarket. He has significant automotive experience with a background in vehicle and component manufacturers and distributors. Buttigieg is fluent in English and French.
Automotive – Global
Paul Newton is research manager of the Automotive Group's in-time news analysis product. Paul is often quoted in industry and mainstream press and appears regularly on international TV and radio to give expert analysis on the auto industry and markets. He is a graduate of the journalism program of Surrey University Institute and has worked for VW Group, Saab, and Austin Rover.
Automotive – Global
Nigel Griffiths is Chief Automotive Economist for IHS Global Insight. He has more than 20 years experience in analyzing and forecasting trends, and has been with the company since 1992 during which time he pioneered analysis of global platform strategies and predicted the extreme fragmentation now being seen in Europe's auto market. Griffiths' experience includes complex market segmentation studies, impact assessment of Emissions and CO2 legislation, competitive positioning of OEM's, deep-sea car transportation flows, production strategies, platform consolidation, OEM strategies, end-of-life exposure forecasting, and alternative market simulation models. He has an MBA from Cardiff Business School, where he specialized in the economics of the motor industry.
Automotive – Europe
Christoph Stuermer is Director of Business Process Management within the Automotive Analysis and Forecasting group. He is responsible for the specification, development and implementation of new processes and methodologies supporting Automotive services. He also oversees World Markets Automotive, IHS Global Insight's daily industry update service. His past experience in the Automotive Group includes responsibilities for the analysis and forecasting of some of the largest European markets as well as OEM companies. Before joining IHS Global Insight, he spent six years at Daimler in various management positions, most recently in Strategic Planning and Product Portfolio Management at Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars.
Automotive – Asia, Middle East, and Africa
Tim Armstrong is Director of Asia, Middle East, and Africa Automotive Research in the Automotive Group. He has nearly 20 years' experience in analyzing and forecasting emerging markets. In the course of his career, he has covered more than 40 of the world's automotive markets and from 1997 to 2007 headed IHS Global Insight's East European automotive market research. He developed and introduced the Middle East and Africa Forecast Service in 2003. Educated in Australia, Armstrong has undergraduate degrees from Murdoch University and Curtin University and a graduate degree in economics from the University of Western Australia. His languages include English, French, and Spanish.
Automotive – Custom Solutions
David Smith-Tilley is Director of Custom Solutions in the Global Automotive Group with more than 20 years of experience in motor vehicle parts, vehicle, engine, and engine component consulting. He holds an honors degree in business studies from Sheffield University.
Automotive – Global Insight India
Deepesh Rathore is Managing Director of IHS Global Insight India. With nearly 10 years' experience as an automotive writer, researcher, and analyst, Rathore is responsible for all of IHS Global Insight's automotive activities in India and has oversight responsibilities for establishing a larger presence in India for other IHS Global Insight divisions and departments.
Automotive – SupplierBusiness
Edmund Chew is Managing Director of SupplierBusiness, an IHS Global Insight company, which provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and issues affecting the global automotive supplier sector. In addition, SupplierBusiness also compiles and publishes reports and databases on the global automotive supply base, and analyzes the purchasing and product development strategies of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
Philip G. Gott
Automotive – Powertrain
Philip G. Gott is Director for Automotive Custom Solutions for the Global Automotive Services Group, where he specializes in identifying technical and competitive advantages, and creating and implementing technical, business, and market entry strategies. Gott has more than 30 years' experience with the automotive industry.
Automotive – North America Powertrain
Paul Lacy is the Manager of Technical Research, Americas of IHS Global Insight's Global Automotive Markets Division. Lacy directs the research, analysis, and forecasting team that focuses on powertrain and other automotive component-parts manufacturing data for North and South America. He has more than 15 years' experience in automotive industry research and analysis, and his work has included major truck platforms, light vehicles, and a variety of component parts and materials research. Prior to joining IHS Global Insight, Lacy was a senior analyst of supplier quality and tiered supplier risk management at General Motors.
Tom De Vleesschauwer
Automotive – Europe Powertrain, Emissions, and Regulations
Tom De Vleesschauwer is Associate Director and Senior Consultant in IHS Global Insight's Automotive Consulting practice. He is responsible for both business and technical consulting projects in the automotive industry in Europe. He has more than 13 years' experience in the international automotive industry and has contributed to many special projects, including the 42 Volts study (1999), Future Powertrain Technologies (2000), Diesel Particulate Filter (2001), Future Powertrain Technologies (2000, 2004, 2007), Automotive Sourcing Strategies (2002), and Niche Vehicle Market (2003). More recently his work included areas such as biofuels market potential, CO2 forecasting evaluations, and future mobility outlooks. De Vleesschauwer has an MBA from the Cardiff Business School at the University of Wales.
Automotive – Powertrain and Driveline
Tianshu Xin is a Director of Global Technical Research in IHS Global Insight's Automotive Group, where he is responsible for global powertrain and driveline forecasts and analysis. He has more than 15 years of extensive consulting and market research experience and an exceptional track record of achievement within a wide range of engineering industries. His work has included areas such as market-entry strategy, business development strategy, technology trends, consumer behavior, and effects of government policy. Tianshu has a BEng (Hons) in industry electric automation and also an MBA from Manchester Business School (United Kingdom).
Automotive – Europe
Colin Couchman is Director of European Light-Vehicle Forecast Research. He specializes in European sales forecasting, manufacturer model program strategies, and vehicle segmentation analysis. His responsibilities include the European Light-Vehicle Industry Forecast Service, East European Automotive Industry Forecast Service, World Car Sales Forecast Service, and Global Bodystyle Sales Database. Couchman also oversees international bespoke forecasting projects for major clients. Couchman has more than 12 years of direct experience in forecasting trends in the European automotive industry. He holds an MBA in international management and a BA (Hons) in economic history and politics, both from the University of London.
Roman C. Mathyssek
Automotive – Trucks
Roman C. Mathyssek, Analyst of Manufacturer Developments, analyzes manufacturer developments and key market trends in selected global markets covered in the World Truck Industry Forecast Report. He specializes in manufacturers' corporate strategies and financials. Mathyssek has extensive industry experience in corporate strategy, planning, and finance. He has an MBA in finance/controlling and econometrics from Maastricht University (the Netherlands).
John (Zhiling) Zeng
Automotive – China
John (Zhiling) Zeng is Senior Market Analyst of the Asian Automotive Forecast Service, where he is responsible for the China Automotive Forecasting. He specializes in the China automotive industry outlook, including sales/production forecasting, manufacturer model program strategies, and government policies. John has more than 13 years' experience in the automotive industry. He holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University (Canada) and a B.E. from the College of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Hunan University (China).
Banking Risk Service
Adam Breen is Manager of the Banking Risk Service (BRS), which provides fundamental analysis of banking sector risk in developing economies worldwide. He manages the BRS analyst team, guiding continued product development and coordinating global risk assessment. Adam led the development and launch of the BRS product in 2008, driving the creation of its unique methodology and rating system. He holds a masters degree in International Trade and Investment Policy, with a concentration in financial markets, from The Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.
John Kruse is Managing Director of Agricultural Services, where he is responsible for managing a team of agriculture economists that provides commodity market and regulatory insight to agri-business, government agencies, trade associations, executives, and researchers. IHS Global Insight's Agriculture Group identifies emerging economic and political forces shaping global agriculture, including trends in biofuels, crops, livestock, farm income, and trade policies. Kruse has a PhD in agriculture economics from the University of Missouri – Columbia.
Stewart Ramsey is a Principal and Senior Economist in IHS Global Insight's Agriculture Service, where he is responsible for forecasting and analysis of North American agriculture. He has more than 20 years of extensive experience in the area of forecasting crop supply and demand conditions around the world. His work has included areas such as biofuel and its potential and impacts, trade policy, climate change, farmer behavior and adoption of technology, and measures of sustainability. He has a graduate degree in economics from the University of Delaware.
Tom Jackson is a Senior Economist in IHS Global Insight's Agriculture Group. He is responsible for the forecasts of U.S. and International livestock and U.S. farm income, and does industry impact analyses, policy analyses, and various consulting projects. He has 15 years' experience in the economic analysis industry and has a graduate degree in agricultural economics from The Ohio State University.
Energy – Europe
Andrew Ellis is managing director of European Energy Markets. He has extensive experience in all areas of energy analysis, pricing and forecasting, with particular expertise in Europe's natural gas, electricity, hydro and hydrogen markets. He has an honors degree in Economics from Nottingham University and a graduate degree in Environmental Technology (Energy Policy) from Imperial College, London.
Energy – Europe
Andrew Ryan is Managing Director of the European Electricity team in the Energy practice and an expert on electricity market issues. He has extensive experience across a range of companies within the power industry, and is an expert of the economics of power generation, the complexities of system operation, and the consequences of high levels of wind generation. He has a master's degree in economics and a degree from the London School of Economics.
Energy – Global Oil
Simon Wardell is Director of Global Oil. He heads the company's oil analysis and forecasting and the online energy intelligence service, World Markets Energy, which provides daily analysis of energy industry developments worldwide with an emphasis on political, regulatory, and security issues affecting the upstream industry. He holds a BA in international politics and philosophy and gained an MA in the political economy of the Middle East and Arabic from Exeter University (United Kingdom), where he specialized in oil economics.
World Industry Services
Mark Killion, CFA, is Director of the IHS World Industry Service, where he is responsible for the analysis and forecasts of economic and financial sectors around the world. Drawing on more than 20 years experience in credit research, market analysis and economic forecasting, his expertise includes deriving implications for corporate strategy and investment management. Mark has an undergraduate degree from Indiana University and graduate degree in monetary economics from Boston University.
U.S. Government – Policy and Healthcare
Richard Fullenbaum is Senior Managing Director of Business Development and specializes in the U.S. federal government and its involvement in policy-related research and applications, including healthcare. His considerable experience in economic policy analysis and the application of economic principles to a diverse set of activities includes serving in the Office of Management and Budget under three U.S. presidents. Fullenbaum has a PhD in economics from the University of Maryland.
Mark Ulmer is the Executive Managing Director of Micro Services, which include Pricing and Purchasing, U.S. Industry Services, World Industry Services, and Agriculture. The group specializes in monitoring global commodity, wage, output, and other related indicators by sector, with expertise spanning ferrous and nonferrous metals, machinery and equipment, electronic components, chemicals, paper, packaging materials, and healthcare.
Mark Lauritano is Managing Director of Financial Services Custom Solutions, where he is responsible for directing consulting projects to enable clients—in investment companies, banks, insurance companies, real estate firms, and businesses supporting financial institutions, such as card associations, credit bureaus, and rating agencies—to respond to changing market conditions. He has 25 years' experience in financial services and holds an MBA in finance from Boston University.
Michael J. Raimondi
IT & Telecoms
Michael J. Raimondi is Executive Managing Director of the IT/Telecom Custom Solutions practice, where he is responsible for advising clients in telecommunications services and equipment companies, computer software and equipment companies, and networking and information companies on resource requirements and reallocations, network expansion plans, facility location, market segmentation, sales, and acquisition decisions. He holds a graduate degree in economics from Georgetown University.
Julian Watson is Director of the Telecoms practice, where he is responsible for global market analysis of the global fixed, mobile, broadband, and converged market segments. His expertise is in the area of converged telecommunications services and intermodal competition. He has a degree in politics and Russian and speaks Russian and French.
John Anton is manager of IHS Global Insight's Steel Service and the ferrous metals industry analyst for the firm's Cost and Industry Service. In addition to producing regular forecasts of steel production, demand, and price, he is also responsible for managing IHS Global Insight's relationship with major steel clients, including some of the largest mills in the United States, Japan, and Europe. He has an economics degree from Florida State University and a law degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary.
Kenneth J. Kremar
Capital Goods and Freight Transportation
Kenneth J. Kremar is a Principal in the Industry Practices Group where he is responsible for capital goods and freight transportation research. He publishes monthly reports on the truck and trailer industries and a quarterly report covering the freight car industry. He is the author of the "U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast" and provides detailed analysis of the machinery and off-highway equipment markets for the American Trucking Association's publication. He has an MBA from Wagner College in New York.
European Pricing and Purchasing
Katherine Lewis is the Director of European Pricing and Purchasing, part of IHS Global Insight's Micro Services group. She analyzes global labor markets and manages the European price forecasts and analysis. Katherine joined IHS Global Insight in 2004 as an economist. She received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Economics, Magna Cum Laude, at Wake Forest University and her Master of Policy degree in International Policy Development from Georgetown University where she was awarded a merit scholarship to study policy analysis and wrote a practicum proving the statistical relationship between foreign direct investment and the skilled wage premium in emerging economies.
Frantz R. Price
Pricing and Purchasing
Frantz R. Price is Managing Director of Industry Practices with primary responsibility for analysis and forecasting in the areas of pricing and purchasing. He advises corporate and government clients on the strategic implications of changes in the world economic environment. He has more than 25 years' experience in market and cost analysis and holds a graduate degree in economics from the City University of New York.
Pricing and Purchasing
Tom Stundza is a senior analyst in the Pricing and Purchasing Group of IHS Global Insight at its Lexington, Mass., offices. Most recently, he had been executive editor and chief industrial commodities analyst of the now-closed Purchasing Magazine in Waltham, Mass. Stundza has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education from Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass. and a Master of Arts degree in Urban Sociology from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind. He had been a journalist since 1968 and has written for American Metal Market, the daily metals industry newspaper in New York City; The Post-Tribune daily newspaper in Gary, Ind., and The Eagle-Tribune daily newspaper in Lawrence, Mass. He also has been a lecturer in journalism at Valparaiso University and the University of Pittsburgh. He has been the recipient of numerous news writing awards and is listed in various media resource books, as well as Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Journalism. The Association of Steel Distributors named him the Honorary Steel Man of the Year for 2001, the first time in the award's more than three-decade history that someone other than a steel mill or steel distribution executive has been so honored.
J. Scott Hazelton
J. Scott Hazelton is Director of Construction Services, where he is responsible for IHS Global Insight's U.S. national and state, Canadian provincial, and global construction forecasts. His areas of expertise include housing, consumer spending and credit, building materials, and construction equipment. He began his forecasting career with the housing sector more than 20 years ago. He is a graduate in economics from Bates College (United States).
Pricing and Purchasing
John Mothersole is a Principal in the Industry Practices Group, where he is the nonferrous metals analyst. He also helps supervise the Pricing and Purchasing Service's price and wage forecasts and the construction cost and operation and maintenance costs forecasts prepared by the group's Power Planner Service. He has a graduate degree in economics from the University of Maryland.
Gustav Ando is Director of IHS Global Insight's Healthcare Group with responsibility for the healthcare and market access teams, including the portfolio of Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement (P&R), World Markets Healthcare, Generics and Oncology services, as well as consultancy services. He is responsible for overall business strategy, new business opportunities and IT positioning. He has a graduate degree from the University of Uppsala (Sweden) specializing in healthcare politics.
Milena Izmirlieva is Senior Manager, Advanced Markets, in the IHS Global Insight Healthcare & Pharma Practice. Her areas of expertise include market access, pricing and reimbursement, generics and biosimilars, corporate strategies, and pharma promotion and advertising. She is a regular speaker at pharmaceutical conferences and often interviewed about related issues in the media. She holds a MS degree from Iowa State University and is a Fulbright scholarship recipient. Izmirlieva is fluent in English and Bulgarian, and has good command of Russian.
Global Commerce and Trade - North American Focus
Charles Clowdis serves as Managing Director of North American Markets for IHS Global Insight's Global Commerce & Transport Group. Clowdis is responsible for the group's U.S. and Canadian products and consulting capabilities. He has extensive experience in transportation, logistics, motor-carrier transportation, fleet operations, and supply-chain design and management. He holds degrees from Young Harris College and the University of Georgia (United States). Prior to joining IHS Global Insight, Clowdis served as senior vice president of marketing and national account sales at TNT North America and senior vice president of marketing at Transcon Lines, and held other executive positions at major transportation corporations in addition to founding his own consulting firm.