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James Ley

Principal Consultant - Tube & Pipe Group

James Ley has over fifteen year's experience of the global steel industry, specialising in steel tube and pipe. He re-joined Metal Bulletin Research in 2013 to run the group's dedicated tube and pipe practive after several years at Hatch Beddows Strategy Consulting, where his projects included work on the global OCTG market for leading European, Asian, Russian and North American producers, as well as projects in MENA iwth extensive travel throughout the GCC and wider region.

Prior to this, James was at Metal Bulletin Research and also spent four years at leading European steelmaker Corus, where he completed an Industrial Doctorate in conjunctions with the Steel Construction Institute and the University of Wales, Cardiff. 

At Metal Bulletin Research, James and his team have developed several regular market intelligence services, now relied on by the tube and pipe industry. As well as providing prices and short term forecasts, long term outlooks, databases, and bespoke consultancy, James continues to travel for various projects and can regularly be found speaking at industry events.

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