Chemicals and Energy Specialist ICIS Appoints Neil Fleming to Head Editorial Group

Jun 16, 2010, 10:13 ET from ICIS

LONDON, June 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Global petrochemicals and energy information provider ICIS has appointed energy publishing expert Neil Fleming to head its editorial operations, the company announced on Monday.

Fleming, who will act as Head of Content across all ICIS businesses, is the former editorial vice-president of oil, gas, power and metals information business Platts - a role which he held from 1997 to 2002, when he resigned to launch a second career managing a theatre production company. He worked simultaneously thereafter as Platts' vice-president of strategy and business development until 2008. More recently, Fleming has developed a reputation as an independent energy data and publishing strategy consultant for clients including African downstream consulting specialists CITAC LLP; the Norwegian energy ministry; Espresso Education Ltd and ICIS itself.

Prior to running Platts' information group, he worked as a news journalist and editorial manager in the UK, east Africa, southern Africa, and the Middle East and was 1995 winner of the coveted International Association of Energy Economists award for Excellence in Written Journalism.

'Neil's experience in creating must-have information products for commodities markets is second to none,' said Christopher Flook, Publishing Director for the ICIS group. 'He has very extensive experience of benchmark price design, market design, and the production of high-quality analysis and news. And he combines this with an unrivalled track record in new product development and editorial management. We are very pleased to have him on board.'

Fleming's first contribution to ICIS' business has been the launch this month of LNG Markets Daily, a definitive overview of the rapidly developing global liquefied natural gas market, featuring proprietary pricing models developed by Fleming and experts at ICIS Heren.

Among his career achievements, Fleming spearheaded the development of Platts' real-time news services and led the team which transitioned these products to multi-platform distribution on Reuters, Bloomberg and Dow Jones; he was instrumental in the acquisition and subsequent management of the FT Energy group from Pearson; oversaw Platts' diversification into European natural gas and electricity markets; launched the group's energy derivatives information business; and presided over the creation of the Brent-Forties-Oseberg-Ekofisk pricing mechanism that is now the standard in global crude oil markets pricing. Most recently, he was the architect and lead developer of the award-winning CITAC Africa Downstream Database for the sub-Saharan African oil refining industry.

ICIS, part of the Reed Business Information group, is the world's leading provider of market pricing, analysis and news to the petrochemicals, fertilizer and specialty chemicals industries. Through its ICIS Heren division it is also a provider of choice for much of the natural gas and electricity trading sector in Europe, and across the global liquefied natural gas markets.

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