Here's a list of confirmed speakers and program advisors at Asian Downstream Summit / Refining Petrochemicals Asia 2019:

Abdulrahman M. Alturki

Planning & Scheduling Engineer - Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

Abdulrahman is a planning & scheduling engineer of Saudi Aramco’s command center, OSPAS that is based on Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from King Abdulaziz University (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia).

Anusha Kothandaraman

Director, Strategy and Business Development – Asia - Braskem

Arun Subramaniyan

Vice President – Data Science & Analytics - BHGE Digital

Arun Subramaniyan leads the global data science & analytics team in BHGE Digital. His team develops deep learning augmented domain analytics for all aspects of the Oil & Gas industry. He joined BHGE Digital from GE Global Research Center in read more

Atik Suvittham

Lead Digital Manufacturing Engineer, Process Technology Center - SCG Chemicals Co, Thailand

Attila Kiss

Group DS Operational Risk Pr. Manager - MOL Group, Hungary

Attila Kiss is a passionate reliability and operational excellence professional with a decade of experience in maintaining and improving uptime of manufacturing equipment and processes in the oil and gas industry. As a member of the Society of Maintenance and read more

Bradley G. Houk

Senior Engineering Advisor & Open Process Automation Project Manager - ExxonMobil, USA

Brad is a Senior Engineering Advisor with ExxonMobil. Brad has more than 30 years’ experience in the refining and chemicals industry. Most of his career has been focused in the control and optimization areas having been involved in the full read more

Dinesh Vaidya

AVP HSEF - Head Safety - Reliance Industries Ltd, India

Dr Antonio Feraco

Managing Consultant – Industrie 4.0 - TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific

Dr Feraco is Managing Consultant Industrie 4.0 for TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. Here he focuses his activities in supporting the manufacturing sector, in adopting technologies within the industry 4.0 space to enable end to end integration of IT read more

Dr Pratap Nair

CEO & President - Ingenero Inc.

Pratap is one of the founding members of Ingenero, on its board and also currently serves as its President & CEO. At Ingenero, Pratap has played a key role in commercially validating the innovative concept of remote process engineering and read more

Dr. Marcio Wagner da Silva

Process Engineer and Project Manager - Petrobras, Brazil

Dr. Marcio Wagner da Silva is Process Engineer and Project Manager focusing on Crude Oil Refining Industry based in São José dos Campos, Brazil. Bachelor in Chemical Engineering from University of Maringa (UEM), Brazil and PhD. in Chemical Engineering from read more

Filippo Trivella

Co-Founder and Managing Director - ALPHA Process Control Srl, Italy

Filippo Trivella is a chemical engineer with 25 years of consulting experience in the assessment, design and implementation of profit improvement strategies for the refining and petrochemical industries, helping customers in achieving operational excellence. He contributed to the improvement of read more

Michel Tol

VP Product Marketing - eVision Industry Software, Netherlands

Michel Tol is an experienced product marketer with a passion for innovative digital technology. Within eVision, he is responsible for effectively translating complicated industry concepts into understandable propositions. Michel is a passionate speaker and product evangelist, and through his grasp read more

Nathan Barnett

Thermal Engineering Manager - Koch Heat Transfer

Nathan Barnett is the thermal engineering manager at Koch Heat Transfer and has more than 20 years of unfired heat transfer experience in the petrochemical and process industries.  His background includes thermal and mechanical design of shell and tube exchangers, read more

Pete Kwiatkowski

Director of the Asia-Pacific region - AP–Networks, Singapore

Pete Kwiatkowski is the Director of the Asia-Pacific region for Asset Performance Networks, LLC and is based out of our Singapore office.  He has more than a decade of experience in the refining and petro-chemical industries. In his current role, read more

Sharul Rashid

Principal Engineer - Instrument & Control - Petronas, Malaysia

Sharul graduated with a Bachelor of Science from University of Miami, Coral Gables Florida in 1988 and then graduated in Master Engineering from University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida in 1990. He has been serving with PETRONAS, Malaysia for over 22 read more

Simon Rogers

Vice President, Advanced Solutions Business - Yokogawa, Japan

Simon Rogers leads the global Advanced Solutions business for Yokogawa. An experienced chemical engineering executive with thirty years of global experience in the use of digital technology to transform the safety, sustainability and efficiency of the process industries. Simon has read more

Steven Sutanto

Regional Sales Manager - Asia Pacific - IPCO Germany GMBH

Steven Sutanto graduated from Chemical Engineering Department of Institut Teknologi Bandung in 1995. After graduation he joined Sandvik Process Systems, now become IPCO, in Indonesia as Sales Engineer until he moved to Singapore in 2002 as Sales Manager. Mr. Sutanto’s read more

Tibor Komróczki

Head of Process Information and Automation, Downstream Production - MOL, Hungary

Tibor Komroczki is the Head of Process Information and Automation in MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Company. Tibor Komróczki has been working at MOL since 1987. He started his career at the FCC unit and has moved through different roles read more

Tie-Pan Shi

Technical Director - HCpect

Tie-Pan Shi joined HCpect in 2016 as Technical Director of the largest privately-owned FCC catalyst producer in China. Previously, he worked at Phillips 66 for ten years on catalysis, biofuels, and refinery FCC support. He managed the research and development read more


Chief General Manager – Petchem and R&D - Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemical (MRPL), India