Dr. Marifaith Hackett is Executive Director, Specialty Chemicals—Renewables and Nutrition. She has more than 30 years of experience in the global chemicals industry. Marifaith leads IHS Markit’s Renewables and Nutrition team, which analyzes the bio-based chemicals, bioplastics, and biofuels industries as well as food and nutrition markets. Before joining IHS Markit, Marifaith was a product manager and market/technology analyst at several consulting, manufacturing, and Internet companies. She started her career as a research chemist in the New Products R&D division of Amoco Chemical Company.
Dr. Hackett's credentials include a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Bradley University, Peoria, Ill., US, an MBA from the University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill., US, and a doctorate in Organic Chemistry from Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., US.