Neil Burns

Neil Burns

Neil Burns has over 25 years of experience in the chemicals and surfactants business.

He is the managing partner at Neil A Burns LLC and the founding CEO, investor and board member at P2 Science, a surfactant technology company. Neil offers strategic advisory services with a focus on surfactants and oleochemicals.

He also runs the North American business for Desmet Ballestra Italy, a surfactants and oleochemicals technology company.

Neil started his career with the chemicals group at Rio Tinto Zinc plc where he was responsible for international sales, business development and marketing.

He was later associated with Oliver Wyman Consulting, Pilot Chemical Co, VVF Ltd and Oxiteno.

Neil successfully created two US businesses for VVF, an Indian oleochemical and consumer products company. He started and ran a $40m US subsidiary for Oxiteno subsidiary of Brazil-based Ultrapar.

While at Pilot Chemical, he was an investor and key executive in the management buyout of this middle market surfactant company. He also created the supply chain function and developed global sourcing of the company’s largest raw materials.

Neil has presented at numerous conferences worldwide and currently partners with ICIS to produce surfactants conferences globally.

Neil holds a BSc in Chemistry from the University of York, and an MBA from the Wharton School.

Neil is based in New Jersey in the US.

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