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Leadership Team

Phil Shaw

Philip Shaw, SVP, Consulting Services

Philip Shaw is Senior Vice-President, Consulting Services, based in London. He is responsible for Argus’ advisory work globally, ensuring that the company’s research projects are delivered to the highest possible standards. 

Philip started his career at BP before moving into energy consulting, working with Accenture and latterly Deloitte, where he worked with a range of oil and gas companies delivering projects across the upstream and downstream sectors. Prior to joining Argus in 2011, he ran the research and advisory practice at Energy Intelligence Group.

Philip trained as an engineer at Nottingham University, and was awarded Chartered Engineer status by the Institute of Petroleum. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, which has published several of his papers in recent years.

Kristine Klavers

Kristine Klavers, SVP Houston, Consulting Services

Kristine Klavers is Argus’ Senior Vice-President of Consulting for the Americas, based in Houston.

Kristine has more than 23 years of experience in consulting and is an expert on global fuels and refining. Prior to joining Argus, she was in charge of Hart Energy’s research and consulting division, where she built their global presence, established the International Fuel Quality Center, and was publisher of FUEL Magazine. Prior to joining Hart Energy in 1996, Kristine worked in the UK on the business management of oxygenated fuels for LyondellBasell, which acquired Arco Chemical in 1998, as well as a process engineer for Japanese Gasoline in Japan. 

A native of Oslo, Norway, Kristine earned her master’s degree in chemical engineering at the University of Twente, Netherlands. She also developed a catalyst for methane coupling at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan that was sold to the industry and patented.

Kirill Portnov

Kirill Portnov, Head of research Moscow, Consulting Services

Kirill is Head of Research and Consulting Services at Argus Media’s Moscow office. Kirill is responsible for research projects in Russia and the CIS covering pricing, transport and logistics for crude and oil products, LPG and coal. Kirill has more than 14 years’ experience in consulting at Argus.

He graduated from Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas

Lloyd Thomas

Lloyd Thomas, VP London, Consulting Services

Lloyd is a Vice-President in the London office, responsible for leading delivery of all European consulting projects.

Prior to joining Argus, Lloyd led the global research and advisory team at Energy Intelligence Group, which was responsible for delivering consulting and research-based services.  Earlier in his career he spent over 11 years as a management and strategy consultant in the energy practices at Deloitte and Ernst & Young. 

Yu Kin Yeo

Yu Kin Yeo, VP Singapore, Consulting Services

Yu Kin is a Vice-President in the Singapore office, responsible for leading delivery of all Asian consulting projects.

Yu Kin joins Argus from IHS Purvin & Gertz where he was a managing consultant. In a career spanning 24 years in various consulting roles in Singapore, Greece and the US, Yu Kin has covered oil, gas, coal and petrochemical markets. During his time at KBC Advanced Technology, he successfully built up a strategic consulting practice in Asia from scratch.

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