David H. Witte
Senior Vice President - Division Head - Energy & Natural Resources, IHS Markit
Based in Houston, Texas, David H. Witte is senior vice president and Division Head, responsible for the overall commercial and operating aspects of IHS Markit’s Energy & Natural Resources Division, a leading global provider of information, insight and consulting services to the global energy, chemical, petrochemical, refining and related industries.
During a career spanning nearly 30 years in the refining and chemical industries, Dave has garnered deep experience in chemical and refinery markets and technology value covering a wide array of financial, strategic, technical and functional personas. Before his appointment to head IHS Markit OMDC, Dave was vice president and global head of chemical consulting at IHS. In that capacity, he managed the consulting services and provided strategic guidance and expertise to a diverse global client base covering the energy/chemical spectrum.
Prior to its acquisition by IHS, Dave served as executive vice president of business advisory services at Chemical Market Associates Inc. (CMAI), a leading provider of chemical information and insight. He also served on CMAI’s board of directors.
Earlier in his career, Dave was employed by Chevron Corporation and Chevron Chemical, with technical and commercial roles in refining and chemicals. He also holds working patents for Chevron’s proprietary Aromax® technology. Dave earned a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Louisiana State University and 1986 and was recruited by Ethyl Corporation, where he spent several years in process and project engineering roles working in the area of bromine chemical processing.
Witte also received a certificate in financial planning from the University of Houston and Strategic Planning from the Wharton School of Business. He is a frequent author and speaker serving as an expert on chemical feedstocks, technologies and markets.