John is a highly experienced journalist, who has been covering the chemicals industry for more than 15 years.
Based in Asia-Pacific, John has deep knowledge of the companies and people who have transformed the region into the world’s major production and consumption region. His aim is to provide insightful, factually based analysis of the key issues facing the industry. His views are highly valued by senior executives, who appreciate his balanced and independent approach.
Since 2006, John has been Director - Asia of ICIS training, in which role he has successfully launched the ICIS training business in Asia.
John is also co-authoring a new e-book, Boom, Gloom and the New Normal, with Paul Hodges of United Kingdom based consultancy, International eChem. The book, currently being published by ICIS, examines how demographic factors and events in financial markets have reshaped the global economy.
His Asian Chemical Connections blog has a wide regional and global readership and he also writes regularly for ICIS Insight and ICIS Chemical Business.
Previously John was Editor of Asian Chemical News. Prior to joining ICIS in 1997, he had roles working for both the BBC and the UK national press.
Courses John Richardson teaches