The Methanol Institute (MI) has hired Christopher Chatterton to serve as its Chief Operating Officer based in MI’s Singapore headquarters.
Mr. Chatterton has more than 20 years of professional experience as a C-level director of companies located in Ukraine, Singapore, Russia, and Kazakhstan. He has particular expertise in creating and developing new operations within the energy, bio-fuels, and agricultural sectors. He has led efforts to develop crude in Western Siberia, traded palm oil from South East Asia to the UK and Netherlands for biodiesel production, pioneered the privatization of Russia’s power generation market, and led acquisitions for petrol station networks as well as renewable energy technologies including fuels cells and heat pumps.
Mr. Chatterton’s career includes having served as regional CEO for D1 Oils PLC Asia Pacific based in Singapore. In this capacity, he oversaw the company’s operations in eight markets in China and Southeast Asia. He managed 12 direct and 50 indirect staff, and more than 1,000 contractors and was instrumental in setting up a global joint venture and securing two additional financial offerings totaling US$52 million.
During the interview process, Mr. Chatterton demonstrated an excellent understanding of global energy and petrochemical industry dynamics. He also has an entrepreneurial approach to business development that will be well suited to MI’s efforts to expand methanol markets and membership, particularly in the Asia Pacific, Central Asia and Middle East regions. Mr. Chatterton looks to have a management style that is well-suited to a small trade association like MI.
Chris Chatterton will be starting with MI on Monday 16 February in the Singapore office, and is planning to attend the MI Board of Directors meeting in San Antonio on Wednesday 1 April. We are very pleased to welcome Chris to the MI team!