Adam Stephen Bland joined IHS Markit in 2013, bringing with him more than 20 years of commercial experience in the global chemicals industry. As Executive Director, he is the global lead for the company’s area of Specialty Chemicals. He started his career working in intellectual property for Allied Colloids Ltd, UK before moving to Basel, Switzerland to join Ciba Specialty Chemicals and the Global Leadership Team for the Paper Division. He has held senior management positions as Head of Global Product Management, and Head of Strategic Marketing for Operating Divisions within Ciba and BASF, where he also served as a member of the Corporate Sales & Marketing Board. Adam has a Master of Arts in chemistry from Oxford University, Brasenose College and a MBA from Bradford University School of Management.