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Visionary Science Experts

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Christopher Shanahan

Global Director - Agriculture & Nutrition, Visionary Innovation

Key Expertise:

  • Smart Agriculture
  • Food & Beverage
  • Food Ingredients
  • Animal Feed
  • Dietary Supplements



  • Chemicals & Materials
  • Economics
  • Scenario Engineering
  • Futurism
  • Mega Trends
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Dr Luca Raffellini

Practice Director

Key Expertise:

  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Research & Development and Innovation
  • Corporate & Business Strategy

  • Basestock & Lubricants
  • Fuels & Biofuels
  • Elastomers & Rubbers
  • Oil & Gas Downstream
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Sanjiv Bhaskar

Vice President of Research

Key Expertise:

  • Personal Protective Equipment Industry
  • Wearable Technology
  • Industrial Safety
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Connected Manufacturing and Smart Worker
  • Global Strategy
  • Competitive and Repositioning Strategies
  • Emerging Markets and Infrastructure

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Dr Brian Balmer

Industry Director, Performance Materials

Key Expertise:

  • Sustainable Materials
  • Bio-based Chemicals
  • Mega Trends in Chemicals
  • Materials for Personal Protection (PPE)



  • Engineering Plastics
  • Coatings & Adhesives
  • Automotive Materials
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Dr Leonidas Dokos

Business Unit Leader EIA, Visionary Science

Key Expertise:

  • Composite & Lightweight Materials
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Materials for Renewable Applications
  • Oil & Gas Chemicals
  • Water, Wastewater & Sludge Treatment Chemicals
  • Lubricants & Biolubricants
  • Mega Trends in Chemicals
  • Coatings & Adhesives

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Rajiv Kumar

Senior Partner & Global Vice President

Key Expertise:

  • Disruptive and Emerging Technologies
  • Technology Convergence
  • ‘Future of the Future’ Scenario Mapping
  • Automatic Identification Security Technologies
  • Smart Technologies and Structures
  • Global Expansion Strategies
  • Emerging Markets Entry
  • Offshoring
  • KPO/BPO
  • Knowledge Management
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Elizabeth Thundow

Consulting Director

Key Expertise:

  • Plastics & Bio-plastics
  • Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants
  • Bio-chemicals
  • Functional Food & Beverage Ingredients
  • Pharma, Healthcare & Medical Devices
  • Market Analysis & Modelling
  • Strategic Development
  • Organic Market Growth
  • Mergers & Acquisitions