David Lines holds the position of Principal, Energy and Chemicals Consulting – Europe, Africa and the Middle East at Nexant and has lectured and written widely on the subject of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals, polymers and plastics. He has expertise in strategic planning, markets, technology and operations and technical management. He has led numerous engagements in business and project commercial, technical and operational evaluations, particularly in the Middle East. David graduated with a Degree in Polymer Technology from the Manchester Metropolitan University UK and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Management.
Prior to joining Nexant in 2011 he previously worked for National Industrial Clusters Development Program (Ministry of Commerce and Industry KSA), David Gulf Consultants W.L.L. (Managing Director/Owner – Bahrain), Ciba Specialty Chemicals Middle East (Bahrain), Astra Polymer Compounding Company (KSA), HUBRON Ltd (Plastic Masterbatches UK) and Cabot Plastics (Plastic Masterbatches) in a number of roles including marketing, technical and operational management as well as project and commissioning management.
David has over 35 years’ experience in the global specialty chemicals, polymer and plastics processing industries.