General Manager, Shanghai Metals Market Singapore
Mr Ian Roper joined SMM (www.metal.com) in late 2017 to drive their international expansion and help bring their deep understanding of Chinese metals markets to a wider audience. Ian is a highly regarded industry analyst, with over 17 years experience in metals, starting at CRU in London. Since 2003, Mr Roper was based in Shanghai, China initially with Steel Business Briefing and then Macquarie, before a five year stint at Rio Tinto running their iron ore analysis. Over 2010-2017, Mr Roper worked as a sell-side analyst with CLSA and Macquarie based in Shanghai and Singapore.