Mr. Mike Wittner is the Head of Commodities Research – Americas for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking. Mr. Wittner is responsible for short-term and long-term global oil market analysis and forecasting. He has been ranked in the top 4 for oil market research in 2009-2012, according to Risk and Energy Risk magazines, including # 1 in 2009 and # 2 in 2012. In 2010, Bloomberg ranked Mike # 1 for the most accurate crude oil price forecasts for the previous year.
With 20 years of experience in oil market analysis and 8 years of experience in the geosciences, he has extensive knowledge of global and regional crude oil and refined product market dynamics and geopolitics. He joined Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking in 2007 from Credit Agricole. Prior to that, he held senior analytical positions at Koch Supply & Trading, the International Energy Agency, and PIRA Energy Group. Before getting his MBA, he worked as a geologist and project manager for an engineering firm and as an analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency.
Mr. Wittner holds a BS in Geology from Cornell University and a MBA in International Business from George Washington University.
He is a regular speaker at industry conferences and seminars. His commentaries on oil market developments are frequently quoted in the international media and he appears regularly on television news programs. Media interviews have included CNBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, the BBC, the CBC, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the New York Times, Business Week, the wire services, and the energy trade press.