Mr. Simon Maddren
Corporate Vice President and President, Methanex Asia Pacific
Simon Maddren is Corporate Vice President and President of Methanex Asia Pacific. He leads the corporation's business activities across the Asia Pacific region including China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea.
In 2016, Methanex Asia Pacific marketed approximately 4 million tonnes of methanol to a number of leading global and Asian chemical companies, generating annual revenue of over US$ 1bn. It employs over 50 people across 5 offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul.
Mr. Maddren has worked in the chemical industry for over 25 years, the first 11 years with Imperial Chemical Industries in the UK and the last 16 in various marketing and commercial roles with Methanex. He joined Methanex in 2001 in the UK before relocating to New Zealand in 2002 for 4 years. In 2006 he moved to Hong Kong and has been in his current role since January 2013.
Mr. Maddren is English, married with 2 children and is a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He has an honours degree in Applied Chemistry from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle.