Mukesh Sahdev

Senior Vice President & Head of Oil Trading/Downstream Solution

Mukesh Sahdev is a Senior Vice President and Head of Rystad Energy’s Oil Trading and Downstream Solution team. The core focus of the two solutions is to provide short term oil market data and analysis for the trading horizon covering Oil Supply, Oil Demand, Refinery Capacities/Outages, Refinery Margins, Crude and Product trade flows and balances. Mukesh also leads the research and analysis for long term implications of Energy Transition for Refining/Downstream sector. Mukesh has 30 years’ experience across the Downstream Oil supply chain working 15 years at Shell and 15 years with Indian Oil and AspenTech. He is an expert in Trading Analysis, Downstream Strategy, Management Consulting, Refinery Economics/LP Optimization and Operations. He joined Rystad from Shell Houston in 2021 where he served for 6 years as Global Lead for Crude Trading Analysis. Prior to that, Mukesh worked as Shell Downstream Manufacturing Strategy Advisor-East based in Kuala Lumpur for 9 years. He has worked across the globe in various assignments delivering value add for 25-30 refinery businesses. Mukesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from India, MBA-Finance from Australia and Diploma in Data Science from Univ. of Technology, Austin-Texas. Mukesh is avid technical writer having published papers and articles across wide variety of topics related to Downstream Refining sector.