One-on-One Analysts


Mr Farid Ahmed Principal Analyst Lead Markets, Wood Mackenzie Ltd, UK

Farid Ahmed has spent his entire career in the metals industry. After a period in production and technical roles, he transitioned into the commercial world of lead where he combined his specialist background with the wider business needs of a technical and commodity-based product.  In 2005, he founded a business consultancy focusing on the metals industry and on lead in particular. Farid joined Wood Mackenzie in 2105 as Principal Analyst Lead Markets.

Mr Neil Hawkes Principal Analyst, Base Metals, CRU, United Kingdom

Neil has been responsible for CRU’s lead market analysis for over 30 years.  As a recognised authority on lead, he is a regular speaker at conferences and has also undertaken research in more specific lead industry topics from time to time.