Max leads the long-term analysis of the global urea market at S&P Global Commodity Insights’ Fertilizer (Fertecon) team. As a key member of the Fertecon’s nitrogen team, he is responsible for producing the quarterly Urea Outlook Reports which include detailed analyses of supply and demand, trade, production costs, and prices, as well as medium- and long-term forecasts. Max has 20 years of experience in market analysis, industry research, and strategic marketing. Prior to joining IHS Markit (now part of S&P Global Commodity Insights) in January 2021, he performed a variety of market analysis and marketing roles while working for leading producers in the fertilizer (URALCHEM), advanced materials (Materia and HaloPolymer), industrial minerals (P. W. Gillibrand Co.) and packaging (PCBK Group) industries. Mr. Ismagilov holds a Master of Science in Sociology from Perm State University and a Certificate in General Chemistry from Lomonosov Moscow State University. He also served as a Member of the Board of Directors at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoset Division.