Lyn Tattum

VP, IHS Markit

Lyn Tattum is the Vice President of IHS Markit and Publisher of IHS Chemical Week. She is responsible for IHS Markit’s analysis and business information products, developing a suite of information services for the global chemical industry. Lyn spent ten years in an editorial position with a UK publishing group, writing about the chemical industry, before joining the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna for a spell in 1988. In 1989, Ms Tattum joined Chemical Week, set up an international office in London, growing the magazine, events, and related businesses worldwide. She has travelled extensively and is well known among the global chemical and polymers community. Having first travelled to China in 1982, she was instrumental in setting up conferences under the Chemical Week banner in Beijing and Shanghai, to invite chemical industry executives to the country as it opened up to international investment during the 1990s. She has a degree in politics and economics from the University of Manchester and briefly studied at the Sorbonne, Paris and the British Film Institute, London.