Daniele Ferrari

OUBEP Committee Member

Daniele Ferrari is Chief Executive Officer of Versalis S.p.A. and Chairman of Matrìca, a joint venture with Novamont on renewable chemistry, position he has held since 2011.

With over 30 years within the chemical industry, he served in several commercial operations and managerial assignments for Agip Petroli (Eni group), ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries) and Huntsman Corporation in Italy, UK, Belgium and US; in these capacities he also managed various business development, M&A and turnaround initiatives.

Under his leadership Versalis engaged in a strategic repositioning of its asset base, portfolio and geography by refocusing on higher value-added products and an increasing exposure to global markets through technology licensing and partnership. He is also embarking Versalis on a deep transition path of its business model towards the Circular Economy and Sustainability drivers.

Ferrari is Vice-President of CEFIC (Conseil Européen de l’Industrie Chimique) and past-president. He is a board member of the “Alliance to End Plastic Waste”. He also serves as non-executive director of Venator Materials PLC and Huntsman Corporation.

PA: Maria Sole Laria

At the core of the Oxford University Business Economics Programme is an intensive, two-week development course for the next generation of senior leaders. By combining high-calibre academic tuition, industry-leading keynote speakers, and a diverse group of delegates, OUBEP creates a dynamic space to explore economic theory and applications to help solve problems and create strategic impact.

OUBEP curates an immersive, rich and intense experience for participants. At its core, lies a combination of outstanding teaching with tutoring sessions in smaller groups. Participants are also able to take advantage of networking opportunities around drinks and dinner or whilst taking part in typical Oxford activities.