Chemicals Investment Specialist - Department for International Trade (DIT)
Feature Session: DIT – Hosted feature international business session
Presentation Title: “Growth Opportunities for UK Chemicals”
Abstract: The presentation will outline recent changes in UK Chemicals and their implications, sources of information and support from DIT and other Government Departments and highlight opportunities in China and India.
Bio: John is a Chemical Sector specialist with board level experience in international B2B manufacturing companies ranging in size from major multinational to SME. He has a successful track record in growing businesses profitably, management of change in sales and manufacturing, new product development and commercial negotiations. In depth experience in advanced materials, dyestuffs, polymers, speciality chemicals and brewing. John is a Chartered Chemical Engineer. He began his career with ICI, initially in operations and technical roles before moving into business management. Later he worked for Synthomer PLC as business director, developing new business in China and Taiwan. Subsequently as CEO of an SME supplying hops and allied products to the global brewing industry, John led the business through a period of dramatic growth and business re-alignment. John is retained by UK Government’s Department for International Trade to identify and secure Foreign Direct Investment in the UK, and assist UK based companies with exports or Overseas Investment projects. He also runs an independent consultancy company (AJM Consult Ltd) specialising in Chemicals
Language skills Dutch and German.