Ron Horton

Senior Instructor

Ron Horton is a Senior Trainer supporting Nexant's petrochemical industry programs. Ron brings his broad industry experience spanning over 45 years in the petrochemical business, working in many different areas including operations, project management, commercial and business management, consulting, project development, and project finance. 

Ron holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto.  He began his career at Dow Canada in operations and later in business/commercial functions.  He joined CMAI where he led its single client consulting practice.  Ron gained extensive experience in the area of project development, with a particular focus on the Middle East.  He later joined Saudi Aramco where he provided senior management with an understanding of the global chemical industry fundamentals and opportunities for business development, as well as advising senior government officials on chemical industry for upstream and midstream development. Ron was a key participant in the development of Saudi Aramco's petrochemical joint venture projects.  Since retiring from Saudi Aramco in 2008, Ron has provided consultant services to Saudi Aramco on the Sadara project most recently focusing on project financing efforts.