RIO DE JANEIRO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nexant, a leading provider of advisory services to the global energy and chemicals sectors, today announced a new strategic alliance with ChemVision, an expert local consultancy with long-term petrochemical project and market development experience in Brazil and surrounding regions.
Together, ChemVision’s 30-plus years of regional work experience and Nexant’s extensive international capabilities provide a unique strategic collaboration that dramatically builds on the in-depth consulting services Nexant has provided to the Brazilian market for more than 30 years. These consulting services include strategic planning, project development, competitor analysis, market and price forecasting, and subscription services.
Based in Rio, ChemVision’s team is located to provide convenient face-to-face contact with Brazil’s leading petrochemical industry players. Carlos Lopes and Manuel Quintela possess deep sector experience, both having served in executive positions with Petrobras and other top industry organizations. During the past 18 months, Lopes and Quintela contributed to the most substantial study ever conducted on Brazilian chemical industry diversification, which was sponsored by BNDES to propose and support policies that will promote a range of new investment opportunities by 2025. The ChemVision team has also participated in planning a number of investment projects, including Riopol’s gas-based petrochemical complex in the state of Rio de Janeiro.
“Brazil is a dominant force in the Latin energy and chemicals markets with prospects for rapid development,” said Nexant Senior Vice President Bruce Burke. “Similar to all regions navigating fast-paced development, significant challenges will arise. Nexant’s direct experience with hot spots of energy and chemicals development in North America, the Middle East and Asia combined with ChemVision’s local understanding of the Brazilian market environment will provide our clients with the insights and support needed to overcome these challenges.”
“We are very confident in the success of this strategic alliance with Nexant, which brings a significantly stepped up level of solutions to our clients who seek near-term opportunities for raw material supply and domestic market growth,” said Carlos Lopes, ChemVision Director and Partner.
Nexant is a leading provider of financial, strategic planning, and advisory services to the global energy and chemicals sectors with clients that include energy companies, chemical majors, government entities and financial institutions worldwide. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Nexant operates from 32 offices located throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. NexantThinking™, a subscription program and online product portal, provides comprehensive analytics, forecasts and insights for the energy, chemicals, polymers and clean tech industries. See www.nexant.com for more.
ChemVision, ChemVision Consultoria e Assessoria Empresarial Ltd, provides strategic consulting services focused on extended supply chain, business capacity building and training for energy and chemicals sector clients in Brazil. The ChemVision team is led by Carlos Lopes and Manuel Quintela, who together have more 70 years of experience working in business strategy, market development and operations for the petrochemical industry. Carlos Lopes, ChemVision Director and Partner, is an economist with more than 30 years of petrochemical experience including several executive positions at the companies of Group Petrobras. Lopes serves on the Board of COPENOR and is a member of the ABIQUIM Economy Committee. Manuel Quintela, ChemVision Director and Partner, has more than 40 years of experience in petrochemical project planning, technology and implementation, including the gas-chemical complex of Rio de Janeiro Riopol. Quintela has also held several executive positions at the companies of Group Petrobras.