Rina Quijada, Ph.D.

Vice President Latin American Business Development, IHS Markit


Houston, Texas, US


Dr. Rina Quijada is vice president of business development at IHS Markit, focusing on Latin America. Rina Quijada is vice president for Latin American business development and research and analysis on the Oil Markets, Midstream, Downstream, and Chemical team at IHS Markit. She has devoted her career to the petrochemical industry for more than 30 years, specializing in Latin American markets. Prior to her current role, she was founder and CEO of IntelliChem, Inc. (now part of IHS Markit), focusing on market intelligence and research and training related to the petrochemical industry, specifically in Latin America. Previously, Dr. Quijada was a partner at CMAI (now IHS Markit), where she developed marketing strategies and client development efforts throughout Latin America and created the global chlor-alkali consulting business. Dr. Quijada began her career at PDVSA subsidiary Pequiven, where she held managerial positions at the production, commercial, and corporate planning level. Dr. Quijada earned a Bachelor of Science in organic chemistry from Bryan College, Tennessee, United States. She holds a Master of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, Arizona, United States, and attended the Oxford University master's management program. Dr. Quijada holds an economics doctorate from Universidad Santa Maria, Venezuela.