Celerant Consulting has appointed Joseph Coote as Senior Vice President and Global Lead for the firm's Chemicals Practice. Coote is transfers from Arthur D. Little, where he also was Global Leader of the Energy and Chemicals Practice. Joseph Coote has over 20 years of international experience in the consulting branch, with a focus on the sectors energy and chemical products. Prior to Arthur D. Little, he worked for American consulting firm Charles River Associates and A.T. Kearney.
“Celerant has a rich 25-year heritage delivering sustainable value to clients and I am excited for the opportunity to build on that foundation and strong positioning in the chemical and process industry sectors. I was attracted to Celerant for a number of reasons; the primary being the firm's leading service offering in business and asset improvement in the chemical sector which spans commercial excellence, operational improvement, capital efficiency and a compelling capability in transaction support serving both industry clients and private equity and financial investors,” commented Coote.
Positive future for chemical industry
According to Coote, the chemicals sector will enter a period of global renaissance, driven primarily by the increase in shale gas feedstock. Other drivers for growth include abundant investment and capital deployment in commodity chemicals, as well high M&A activity.