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Dr. Anthony M. Watanabe

Chief Sustainability Officer
Indorama Ventures

Anthony M. Watanabe is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Indorama Ventures PCL (IVL), a global sustainable chemical company, with more than 140 operating sites in 35 countries. Armed with 20 years of experience in this field, Watanabe is a pioneer and early advocate of the importance of Sustainability in Business. He is also a Sustainability entrepreneur, investor, and author. Before embarking on his journey with IVL, Watanabe was the Head of Growth – Innovation and Smart Mobility at Alstom, based in Bangkok. Prior to Alstom, he was the Global Head of Digital and Climate Innovation at Bombardier Transportation. He also established his own firms in Canada and Thailand to drive sustainable innovations, clean energy, and market transformation to a profitable and environmentally better way of doing business. With his vast experience and global networks in Sustainability, Watanabe helps IVL identify and capture opportunities linked to Climate Change. From renewable energy to qualification for green financing, he drives projects and strategic initiatives from ideation to implementation to help IVL maintain its position as a global Sustainability champion. Watanabe holds a Ph.D. from University of Toronto, Canada. He lives in Bangkok with his wife and is a father to two sons.


October 26, 2023, 4:40 pm - 5:40 pm

Closing Keynote Roundtable: The Road Ahead for Refining & Petrochemicals: How will business models adapt and change to accommodate sustainability goals, and what will the refinery of the future look like?