Arthur Jiantao Yan
Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, OilChem
He is currently Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer of OilChem and Executive Director of Fidelity Energy Holdings Limited where he works through the full energy value chain. He was the Head of Policy, Industry & Regulatory Affairs at BP China. Prior to that, he was the primary equity analyst of Goldman Sachs covering oil-related majors, services, and engineering stocks in mainland China and Hong Kong capital markets. He was a top-ranked energy analyst for II All-China Research by global institutional investors.
Previously he was the strategic consultant and business development manager at IHS/CERA, advising the Chinese energy and financial firms investing globally. In the 1990s, he worked for The Wing Group (Enron-backed development firm) in China developing LNG terminal and power generation plants and for an entity of China’s Ministry of Commerce.
Recently, he promoted the listing of China’s crude oil futures in Shanghai and was a peer reviewer of International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook and other publications. He was the co-author of the best selling book Top Charts for Crude Futures and the Chinese reviewer of Daniel Yergin’s book The Quest.
A native Chinese, Mr. Yan holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of International Business & Economics in Beijing, where he is the guest professor in industrial economics, and an MBA degree from Rice University in Houston, where he was part-time research assistant at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy.