Imam Ibn Kathir al Makki was a famous Qari in Makkah. Like Imam Asim and Imam Nafi his qirat also gained fame. He was also an indirect teacher of Imam Shafi.
He is not to be confused with the famous historian and mufassir Ibn Kathir who was a contemporary of ibn Qayyim and student of ibn Taymiyyah ie around late 13 th century. While Ibn Kathir al Makki predate Imam Shafi ie around 8 th century.
Here is my attempt to make the chain for the qiraat from him to the Prophet (saw)