Principal Analyst, Automotive Sales Forecast – EMEA, IHS Markit
Namrita Chow, a principal analyst in automotive at IHS Markit, is responsible for the light vehicle sales forecast for countries in the Middle East, as well as markets across Africa. Ms. Chow monitors regulatory and economic policies that impact the light vehicle sales market, quantifying their impact for the forecast, focusing on Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, such as Ivory Coast, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, and Gabon. With an in-depth knowledge of the Chinese vehicle market, she projects trends regarding Chinese vehicle exports. Ms. Chow has authored numerous reports and worked on deliverables for clients, including a daily news report service on the electric vehicle market in China for a leading German premium automaker. Strengthening synergies across IHS Markit, she has co-authored reports with the energy team, including, "The Electric Dragon: Understanding China’s EV ambitions." Prior to joining the company in 2011, she spent eight years with Detroit-based newspaper, Automotive News as a reporter in China. She has contributed to other leading automotive publications, including Automotive Logistics, Finished Vehicle Logistics, and specialist magazines such as MG Enthusiast. Her qualifications include a Master of Science in advanced macroeconomics and mathematics from the University of London, a postgraduate certificate in economics and mathematics from Birkbeck College, London, and a diploma in journalism from the London School of Journalism, United Kingdom. Her first language is English and she has studied Mandarin at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and speaks Hindi, having spent part of her early life in India.