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Simon Wilson

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Simon Wilson is head of our European Chemicals practice.

Simon is based in the UK and works on global chemical M&A projects. Simon has over twenty-five years’ experience in the chemicals industry, including seven years as global commercial director of Ineos Silicas. He holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Birmingham (UK) and a postgraduate diploma in European Competition Law from King’s College, London.

After graduating, Simon worked as an engineering trainee for Unilever, before rising through the ranks in the commercial function at ICI, Ineos and PQ. His experience includes sales, marketing, procurement, business development, general management and M&A. He has wide geographical knowledge, having lived and worked in the UK, the Netherlands and Brazil. In 2007-2008, he was a key part of the Ineos team that assembled the PQ joint venture with Carlyle. Since 2010, he has advised chemicals industry clients on topics ranging from product and market development through to strategy, corporate development and M&A.

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