S&P Global Platts Appoints Chris Midgley to lead Global Analytics Business

LONDON, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Global Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, today announced the appointment of Chris Midgley, as Head of Analytics Content. Chris commences his role today, meeting customers and market participants at the S&P Global Platts APPEC conference in Singapore.

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Based in London and reporting to S&P Global Platts President, Martin Fraenkel, Chris will lead and execute the strategy for Analytics, which combines in-depth commodity and energy market knowledge, analysis and algorithms with fundamental data to support customers' strategic decisions. It encompasses organic businesses developed within Platts as well as acquisitions, including PIRA Energy, RigData, Eclipse Energy, cFlow and Bentek Energy.

Chris brings over 25 years of oil industry experience, 20 years of which working with Shell, primarily in manufacturing, supply, trading and strategy. For the past four years, Chris headed up Shell's Oil Markets Analysis division, where he developed long-term outlooks to support the Group's investment decisions and strategies and as Shell Trading's Chief Economist providing short-term market views to inform trading positions. Chris has also been a director of a number of shipping and oil-related companies.

Martin Fraenkel, President of S&P Global Platts said: "It is a testament to Platts growing reputation in analytics that we can attract top talent like Chris. He has built deep commercial as well as solid technical and operational experience, which strongly positions him for this role. In leading S&P Global Platts Analytics, Chris will work closely with our internal stakeholders across Content, Product Management & IT as well as engaging closely with customers. He will ensure we make the advances in our product suite and develop offerings across commodities that meet our customers' needs by helping them improve investment decisions and manage risk".

Chris replaces Mark Schwartz who performed the head of Platts Analytics role on an interim basis this year. Mark will ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities to Chris and will continue as Managing Director of Scenario Planning.

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