Paul Hodges is Chairman of International eChem (IeC). Founded in 2001, IeC has built a reputation as trusted commercial advisers to the global chemical industry and its investment community. He is also serving as non-executive Chairman of a fast-growing technology spin-out from Heriot Watt University, Scotland. In addition, Paul writes the well-regarded ICIS ‘Chemicals and the Economy’ blog. Previously, Paul was an Executive Director of a $1 billion global business for Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), Vice President of European Aromatics and Derivatives for DeWitt, Vice President of Europe for ChemConnect, and was recently named as a Global Expert at the World Economic Forum. He is co-author of the eBook, ‘Boom, Gloom and the New Normal’.