Technical Committees

Digitalisation

Bassam Jayed Alshammari
Bassam Jayed Alshammari
Chairperson
Technical Leader Corporate Applications, KNPC - Kuwait National Petroleum Company

Bassam Al-Shammari completed his graduation in Computer Engineer from Kuwait University, with an MBA from Maastricht University. In a career spanning over 22 years in oil and gas Team Leader. Bassam Al-Shammari has worked in various areas of IT including telecommunication, infrastructure, networking and computer applications as Team Leader.

Bassam Al-Shammari completed his graduation in Computer Engineer from Kuwait University, with an MBA from Maastricht University.

In a career spanning over 22 years in oil and gas Team Leader. Bassam Al-Shammari has worked in various areas of IT including telecommunication, infrastructure, networking and computer applications as Team Leader. Corporate Applications, he had the opportunity to develop and maintain several applications that delve in the administrative and refining aspects of KNPC. He is the Head of KNPC IT/OT Technical Transformation Team, Head of the KNPC Innovation Committee and Member of the K-4.0 Technical Team for the IT/OT Integration initiative from the KPC IT 2040 strategy.

Hazem Al-Harbi
Hazem Al-Harbi
IMOMS Support Unit Supervisor, Global Manufacturing, Saudi Aramco

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Ahmed A. Rahman Alsayed
Ahmed A. Rahman Alsayed
Superintendent Automation, Process Control Engineering , BAPCO

Ahmed A Rahman has over 20 years of work experience in automation and control systems that includes 4 years of experience in leading Bapco’s Systems Support business unit in superintendent capacity responsible of ensuring the uptime, functionality, and effectiveness of all Bapco’s critical control systems and managing capital investment projects pertaining to automation and control.

Ahmed A Rahman has over 20 years of work experience in automation and control systems that includes 4 years of experience in leading Bapco’s Systems Support business unit in superintendent capacity responsible of ensuring the uptime, functionality, and effectiveness of all Bapco’s critical control systems and managing capital investment projects pertaining to automation and control. He have worked in various capacities such as SME in control solutions, Automation support engineer, project manager, CPDEP champion, trainer.

Ahmed Saeed Al Naqbi
Ahmed Saeed Al Naqbi
Team Leader, IT Applications (RIS), ADNOC, Refining

 
Sara Al Shayji
Sara Al Shayji
Senior Analyst, KPI

 
Gururaj Purohit
Gururaj Purohit
Technical Sales Leader - AVEVA

Gururaj is responsible for leading the Technical Sales for Middle East & Africa Region for AVEVA. He is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience in the industrial software industry across various verticals including Oil & Gas, Infrastructure and Food & Beverage.

Gururaj is responsible for leading the Technical Sales for Middle East & Africa Region for AVEVA.

He is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience in the industrial software industry across various verticals including Oil & Gas, Infrastructure and Food & Beverage.

He is responsible for managing Oil & Gas Digital Transformation initiatives, Enterprise Digitization programs, Industry 4.0 and enterprise architecture based solutions in the software services and solutions business as well as consulting and leading key initiatives for major oil & gas programs such as iMOM, IRIS, MES and PIMS.

Gururaj holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering (Master of Technology) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India.

Nihar Gulwadi
Nihar Gulwadi
Senior Manager – Project Development, Ingenero

Nihar has over 15+ years of experience in the refining and petrochemical industry, particularly in ethylene manufacturing (gas and liquid cracking), EDC/VCM, Fluidized Catalytic Cracking, Delayed Coking and Aromatic Reforming. He has hands-on experience in technical services, operations, process design and engineering. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from ICT, Mumbai.

Nihar has over 15+ years of experience in the refining and petrochemical industry, particularly in ethylene manufacturing (gas and liquid cracking), EDC/VCM, Fluidized Catalytic Cracking, Delayed Coking and Aromatic Reforming. He has hands-on experience in technical services, operations, process design and engineering. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from ICT, Mumbai.

Nihar has lead several technical services teams in projects related to Capacity Enhancements, Operations Excellence, Digitalization and Automations, Supply Chain Modeling and Optimization. He currently leads all business development efforts for Ingenero in Middle East and a few other markets. Prior to joining Ingenero, he was Manger in Technical Services Department at world’s largest grass-root refinery by Reliance Industries Limited
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