Richard Sleep


Richard Sleep is President and leads NexantECA.  He has worked in the energy and chemicals industry since 1978 including positions in engineering, production, business management, trading, and consulting. 

Prior to joining NexantECA he held positions with ICI Plastics, BP Chemicals, and Metallgesellschaft.  Mr. Sleep specializes in strategic consulting, market modeling/forecasting, and project finance support.  He has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Bristol University, UK and is a Chartered Engineer.  He has extensive experience in the technology, economics, and markets of oil and refined products, petrochemicals, and plastics.

Current areas of focus:

  • Project Finance
  • Plastics recycling and redesign to reduce marine plastic pollution
  • Petrochemicals and polymers
  • Olefins and derivatives
  • Aromatics and derivatives
  • Environment, health, safety, and social due dilligence