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Anne McPhee

(Director of Market Services

and Carbon Group) 


Anne McPhee, Director of Market Services, is responsible for managing the Advisian petroleum coke group as well as other multi-client reports and software services offered by Advisian, including the Pace Petroleum Coke Quarterly© (PCQ)Calcined Petroleum Coke Subscription Service, Coal Tar Perspective, annual Petcoke Conferences, and single-client fuel-grade and calcined petroleum coke studies. She has over 30 years of experience in the energy, refining and petrochemical sectors in sales, business development, marketing, and consulting roles. Anne is a chemical engineer from the University of Toronto and has an M.B.A. from York University Schulich School of Business. Prior to joining Advisian, she worked for Honeywell UOP



Ben Ziesmer

(Group Manager)






Ben Ziesmer is responsible for preparation of Advisian's Pace Petroleum Coke Quarterly© (PCQ), with in-depth background in the power sector, including experience in procurement, operations, environmental compliance, and engineering. He has been the project manager for numerous studies involving the fuel grade petroleum coke market including Advisian's High Sulfur Petroleum Coke Study.

Alisa Allen

(Senior Consultant)

Alisa Allen is the Senior Consultant responsible for managing Advisian's global calcined petroleum coke (CPC) services. As such, she and the Advisian team partner with international and domestic clients to develop strategic business solutions that assist companies in successfully achieving key business initiatives. In addition to business solutions, the team provides global market intelligence to the industry via multi-client studies, single-client studies, international conferences, and training workshops/seminars. The team specializes in analyzing calcined petroleum coke and calcinable-grade green petroleum coke supply/demand trends, import/export trade patterns, and pricing trends. Alisa is a contributing author to Advisian’s flagship publications, the Pace Petroleum Coke Quarterly© (PCQ) and the Calcined Petroleum Coke Report©).



Yasmin Brown

(Group Manager)


Yasmin Brown is responsible for single client calcined petroleum coke studies. She is involved in the research and sales effort for both the Calcined Petroleum Coke Subscription Service, the Pace Petroleum Coke Quarterly© (PCQ) Service and the Coal Tar Perspective. She regularly interfaces with clients who require information on the calcined petroleum coke market. Prior to joining Advisian, Ms. Brown's roles at Jacobs included process engineering, project engineering, project management, quality management, and business development.


Amanda Barela

Amanda Barela 



Amanda Barela is an experienced market research consultant with over 10 years of comprehensive Petroleum, Chemicals and Energy sectors across the globe. Amanda evaluates market conditions, trends, and industry-specific solutions to assist clients in their navigation of the refining & petrochemical landscape. Her long-term market outlooks and strategies guide organizations in their capital planning efforts. Amanda specializes in analyzing calcined petroleum coke and calcinable-grade green petroleum, supply/demand trends, import/export trade patterns, and pricing trends.

Amanda Barela is also a contributing author to Advisian’s flagship publications, the Pace Petroleum Coke Quarterly© (PCQ) and the Calcined Petroleum Coke Report©. Her technical experience includes linear programming and optimization.  Amanda has a Master of Science in  Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University – Kingsville.


Vashdev Arthur

(Senior Analyst)



Vashdev is a contributing author for the Pace Petroleum Coke Quarterly© (PCQ) and the Calcined Petroleum Coke Subscription Service. His other responsibilities include developing and maintaining information resources and databases relating to calcinable grade green petroleum coke, calcined petroleum coke, and primary aluminum; and contributing articles for Petroleum Coke News Updates. Additionally, he provides support for petroleum coke related single-client assignments.



Holger Dewald

(European Representative)



Specializing in all aspects of fuel-grade, anode-grade, calcined petroleum coke and coal tar pitch in European, Middle Eastern, and other markets. Prior to joining Advisian, Mr. Dewald worked in the long range planning department (desulfurization studies for distillate) at Esso-Karlsruhe, refinery expansion projects at Exxon Research, and coke marketing for Esso Europe.


Rituraj Jha

(Senior Market Analyst)



Rituraj Jha is an experienced analyst in Advisian’s Market Services team based in Mumbai and is a contributing author for Advisian’s Pace Petroleum Coke Quarterly© (PCQ)Calcined Petroleum Coke Report© (CPC) and Coal Tar Perspective (CTP). He is responsible for customer outreach and business development for the petroleum coke team in India.  Rituraj is a Chemical Engineer from one of India’s top engineering college, with a specialization in Petroleum Refining and Gas Processing.


Annie Nguyen



Annie Nguyen is a consultant and is a key contributor to Advisian's flagship publications, the Pace Petroleum Coke Quarterly© (PCQ) and the Calcined Petroleum Coke Report© (CPC).  She follows and analyzes green and calcined petroleum coke export and import trade patterns.  In addition, she develops weekly financial reports, quarterly forecasts, and budgeting for the Houston office.  Prior to joining the Carbon Group, Annie worked in the Quality Department and was a Facilities Manager for a large major capital project.


Lesley Loop

(Subscription and Conference Coordinator)





Executive assistant responsible for ongoing study invoicing, sales inquiries, and coordinating general Group activities. 


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