O.J. Sanchez

Media42Principal – Downstream & Chemical

O.J. is an experienced strategy consultant, highly skilled in decision analysis processes and project management. He has been with Decision Strategies since January 2001, following 32 year career with Exxon-Mobil Chemical in a variety of technical and management positions.

Significant Contributions

His strong leadership and comprehensive Oil & Gas Downstream and Chemical Industry knowledge provide pragmatic, unbiased advice to business executives that enable them to meet their strategic objectives. Some of his contributions include:

  • Led the effort to conduct a feasibility study for a major olefins and polyolefins chemical complex in South America to define the optimum mix of technology, capacity and channel to market facilities for each PE platform creating incremental value of 700 MM$
  • Led the team to establish the optimum global manufacturing and supply chain investment strategy for specialty chemicals balancing the increase in supply with industry demand enabling growth in market share and value in excess of 100MM$
  • Provided leadership to develop a Business Turnaround Strategy to reverse a 25-30 $MM/yr loss by restructuring the business resulting in cost savings in excess of 50 $MM/yr.
  • Created 20 $MM value by assisting client to develop the optimum sourcing strategy for a critical raw material to achieve the lowest delivered cost driven by Business Unit requirements
  • Led team to develop the optimum scope for maximum integration and operating synergies for the total facilities of an Asian grass roots petrochemical complex for the production of olefins and derivatives, including capacities, technologies, marketing, logistics, OPEX and CAPEX

Thought Leadership

  • White Paper – 2012, Co-Authored a Decision Strategies white paper with Paul Wicker, “Everyday Decision Analysis”


  • Exxon-Mobil Chemical, technical & management positions

Education & Credentials

  • Master of Business Administration, Louisiana State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, City College of NY


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