IP Week dinner

2018 Guest of Honour and Speaker

Ian Taylor FEI

Chairman and Group CEO of Vitol

Ian Taylor FEI, Vitol

Ian has over 30 years’ experience in the energy sector.  He began his career with Shell in 1978 and worked in both South America and South East Asia before joining Vitol in 1985. At Vitol he established the crude oil group and was MD of Vitol Asia, prior to being appointed group CEO in 1995.  Under his leadership, Vitol has grown to become the leading physical trader of energy, with a turnover of $152 billion and offices in over 40 countries worldwide.  As well expanding its trading portfolio and upstream expertise, Vitol has invested in a range of complementary, largely downstream businesses, including refineries, energy infrastructure, such as terminals and storage, and almost 5,000 service stations across three continents.  Ian has an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford, is currently Chair of the Royal Opera House and is actively involved in the arts and charities which support children and young people from less privileged backgrounds.



A block of rooms have been reserved for IP Week 2019 guests at the London Hilton on Park Lane. This special room rate will be available until the 26 January 2019 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. Please click here for more information and to book with breakfast and click here to book without breakfast.

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