Andy Nicholson is Vice President Market Development Petrochemicals with Argus in Europe. He has 40 years’ experience in the petrochemicals and fiber intermediates’ businesses, having worked in a variety of sales, marketing, trading and purchasing positions for ICI in the UK and Germany and for Rhone-Poulenc and Rhodia in France. During the 1990s he was extensively involved in restructuring and strategic work in Central Europe. He subsequently spent three years with the internet start-up ChemConnect, prior to joining DeWitt & Co Inc. at the beginning of 2004. DeWitt was acquired by Argus in 2012.