Speakers

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

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. Chan Tuck Leong

Head – Digital Accelerator, Downstream - Petronas, Malaysia

Dr. Chan Tuck Leong has been with Malaysia’s National Oil and Gas Company, PETRONAS for the past 17 years. He started his career as a process engineer in LNG facilities and spent many years in the LNG industry taking on read more

Dr. Madhukar Garg

President – Refining & Petchem R&D - Reliance Industries Ltd

Dr Madhukar Garg is an acknowledged expert in petroleum refining and petrochemicals and has been instrumental in developing and commercializing large number of technologies in the Indian refineries. A graduate from Nagpur University and a post graduate from IIT Kanpur, 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

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. SSV Ramakumar

Director (R&D) - Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

Dr. SSV Ramakumar is Director (Research & Development) on the Board of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IndianOil), a Fortune 500 company. With a doctorate in Chemistry from IIT-Roorkee (erstwhile University of Roorkee), Dr. Ramakumar has more than three decades of read more

Dr. Steve Matza

Chief Scientist - ZymeFlow Decon Technology

Dr. Steve Matza has over 40 years of experience in industrial chemistry. He earned his bachelor of science from SMU and his doctorate from Purdue’s prestigious Analytical Chemistry program. Matza interned at NASA and spent many years at Shell as read more

Dr. Ulku Oktem

President and CEO - Near-Miss Management LLC

Dr. Ulku Oktem, President and CEO of Near-Miss Management LLC, is a globally recognized leading expert in the study of Near-Misses. She brings extensive industry and research experience in solving complex industrial challenges.  Her pioneering work has received international recognition and in-depth coverage 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

Fuad Al-Ansari

Vice President, Information Technology - Information Technology Division - ADNOC

As the Vice President of Information Technology Division of ADNOC Refining, Mr. Fuad Al-Ansari is responsible for managing the technology infrastructure, refinery information systems and business applications across all divisions within Takreer including Ruwais Refinery (East and West), and Abu read more

Giacomo Silvestri

EVP, Group Head of Digital Strategy, Innovation & Demand management - ENI

Giacomo Silvestri serves as Group EVP Digital Strategy, Innovation & Demand Management for Eni, leading and shaping the short-long term Eni Digital strategy, agenda and partnerships for all Eni businesses and functions. Prior to joining Eni, Giacomo was the Global read more

Harshit Sharma

Oil & Gas Analyst - Lux Research

Harshit Sharma leads Lux Research’s research services for the oil and gas, and mining sectors and is based in Lux Research’s Singapore office. His research focuses on technological developments and market trends impacting the oil and gas industry, ranging from read more

Jan Wahlström

Sales Director, Technology Licensing and Services - Neste Engineering Solutions

Jan Wahlström has over 20 years of experience in process engineering and technology development in the area of refinery, biorefinery and petrochemical industry. During his career he has gained solid expertise in advanced process technologies like biomass-to-liquids, fractionation, oligomerization and read more

Joerg Theis

Head of Energy Industries, Asia - ABB

Joerg Theis is the Head of ABB’s Energy Industries Business Line for Asia within the Industrial Automation Business where the portfolio covers the oil & gas, power & water and chemical & refining sectors which helps companies develop, produce and read more

Jon Allwood

Global Consulting Director - KBC (A Yokogawa Company)

Jonty Richardson

Senior Analyst (Downstream) - Argus Media

Jonty studied economics at the University of Cambridge. Since graduating, he has split time between the Argus Consulting Services teams in London and Singapore. During his spell with the London team, he worked predominantly on both short and long term read more

Ka Siang Chua

Technical Sales Engineer - Zyme-Flow Decon Technology

Katherine Jones

Senior Product Marketing Manager - HoneywellUOP

Katherine Jones is the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Honeywell Connected Plant at Honeywell UOP.  Prior to this role, Katie has held a variety of positions at UOP all of which supported Oil & Gas operating companies to improve process read more

Krishnan Narayanan

Strategy & Leader - PwC South East Asia Consulting

Krishnan is a strategy consulting partner by trade (Booz Allen Hamilton, Booz & Company and PwC Strategy), with 20 years of experience as an advisor to C-suite executives and boards at large corporate clients and as an investment advisor, fundraiser and read more

KT Khong (Program Advisor)

Production Manager - Shell

Mr. Khong Kok Toong served as the Non-Executive Director in Ethylene Glycol Singapore (Pte Ltd) from Apr 2008 to Feb 2011. He also served in 2 public listed companies as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director at Shell Refining Company (Federation of Malaya) read more