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Yousef Ali
Yousef Ali
Chairperson
Team Leader Value Chain Optimization - KPC

Yousef Ali is a Team Leader in Value Chain Optimization department responsible for enhancing optimization of KPC’s overall value chain operations in order to maximize the value of Kuwaiti’s hydrocarbons resources.

Yousef Ali is a Team Leader in Value Chain Optimization department responsible for enhancing optimization of KPC’s overall value chain operations in order to maximize the value of Kuwaiti’s hydrocarbons resources.

He acts as an “Active Facilitator” to catalyze the identification and implementation of VCO opportunities in coordination with subsidiaries by engaging with different stakeholders to evaluate benefits / ease of implementation and obtain buy-in of the identified VCO opportunities such as enhancing the integration among Subsidiaries.

Yousef Ali has worked for different departments since he joined KPC in 2002 and holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Hartford, USA.

Samuele Bellani
Samuele Bellani
Deputy Chairperson
Principal - Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Samuele joined The Boston Consulting Group in 2010. He currently works as a Principal in the Dubai office, where he covers all regional markets in the Middle East. He is a core member of the BCG Energy Practice with particular focus on Downstream Oil & Gas activities.

Samuele joined The Boston Consulting Group in 2010. He currently works as a Principal in the Dubai office, where he covers all regional markets in the Middle East. He is a core member of the BCG Energy Practice with particular focus on Downstream Oil & Gas activities. Samuele accumulated over the years significant experience serving refining and petrochemical corporations across different geographies, including Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. He has worked on a wide range of topics, spanning from operational excellence to strategy and business development.

Samuele holds an MBA from INSEAD. He also received Master Degrees in Physics Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano and in Industrial Engineering from the École Centrale Paris as a part of a Dual Degree program.
Mohamed Al Noaimi
Mohamed Al Noaimi
Strategic Planning & Economics Marketing Division – BAPCO

Mohamed is a Market Analyst at the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), monitoring and advising the business about short, medium and long-term trends in energy markets, with specific focus on crude and refined products.

Mohamed is a Market Analyst at the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), monitoring and advising the business about short, medium and long-term trends in energy markets, with specific focus on crude and refined products.  He also contributes to and leads strategic projects. Mohamed holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Management and International Business from the United Kingdom’s Nottingham Business School.
Bader Al-Mutairi
Bader Al-Mutairi
Eng. Sr. Technology Support – Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

Bader al Mutairi is Eng. Sr. Technology Support at Kuwait national petroleum company (KNPC). In which he Provides a comprehensive oil market outlook and analysis to enhance knowledge of energy and oil market dynamics

Bader al Mutairi is Eng. Sr. Technology Support at Kuwait national petroleum company (KNPC). In which he Provides a comprehensive oil market outlook and analysis to enhance knowledge of energy and oil market dynamics to support the development of medium/long term plans and with ultimate goals of finding areas where KNPC and downstream sector can improve its performance. Mr. Bader has 20 years’ process engineering experience in design/operations support related to oil & gas production and processing units in Shuaiba refinery. He earned Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Kuwait university in 1994.
Nasiru M Tukur
Nasiru M Tukur
Engineering Consultant P&CSD – Saudi Aramco

Dr. Nasiru Mohammed Tukur is an Engineering Consultant with Saudi Aramco’s Process & Control Systems Department. Dr. N. M. Tukur holds a Ph.D degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Manchester, UK and an MS degree

Dr. Nasiru Mohammed Tukur is an Engineering Consultant with Saudi Aramco’s Process & Control Systems Department. Dr. N. M. Tukur holds a Ph.D degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Manchester, UK and an MS degree in the same specialty from the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He has over 28 years of experience in refining, petrochemical as well as academia. Previously taught Chemical Engineering at KFUPM and also worked with SABIC Engineering & Project Management as a Senior Process Engineer in Jubail before joining Saudi Aramco in 2010.
San Naing
San Naing
Manager, Downstream – Stratas Advisors

Mr. San has more than 10 years of experience in research and consulting experience in the downstream refining and petrochemical sectors. During his career he has focused on assessing future market conditions and the associated competitive landscape,

Mr. San has more than 10 years of experience in research and consulting experience in the downstream refining and petrochemical sectors. During his career he has focused on assessing future market conditions and the associated competitive landscape, including the Asia Pacific region. Before joining Stratas Advisors, San was a Senior Analyst with FACTS Global Energy (FGE) and a consultant with KBC Advanced Technologies Pte., Ltd. San received his first degree from Yangon University majoring in International Relations and Master in Public Policy from National University of Singapore.

Gurminder Singh
Gurminder Singh
Director, Technology Licensing- Middle East & North Africa (MENA) - Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Gurminder Singh is the Director, Technology Licensing- Middle East & North Africa (MENA) for Shell Global Solutions based in Dubai. At Shell Global Solutions, he is responsible for Shell’s Refining and Chemicals technology licensing in the MENA region including Shell’s proprietary Reactor Internals.

Gurminder Singh is the Director, Technology Licensing- Middle East & North Africa (MENA) for Shell Global Solutions based in Dubai. 

At Shell Global Solutions, he is responsible for Shell’s Refining and Chemicals technology licensing in the MENA region including Shell’s proprietary Reactor Internals.

He has over 25 years of experience in the hydrocarbon processing industry comprising of technology licensing, conceptual design, feasibility studies and operations for refineries and petrochemical units working with Shell Global Solutions-Malaysia, Foster Wheeler-Singapore, Bechtel-Delhi and Houston, Toyo Engineering Corporation-Japan and Mitsubishi Chemical Plant Engineering Centre-Japan.

Gurminder has a Master’s degree in HSE Technology from National University of Singapore, a Chemical Engineering degree from India and has a Chartered Engineer status in the UK.
Asma Al Menhali
Asma Al Menhali
Team Leader – Business Development - ADNOC Refining

Ms. Asma Al Menhali is a Business Development Team Leader from ADNOC Refining. She is responsible for developing new Business opportunities to improve cash margin, optimize feedstock & throughput for short and Long-term ADNOC Refining strategic plans.

Ms. Asma Al Menhali is a Business Development Team Leader from ADNOC Refining. She is responsible for developing new Business opportunities to improve cash margin, optimize feedstock & throughput for short and Long-term ADNOC Refining strategic plans. Ms. Asma also facilitates company representation in studies and project initiatives carried out by ADNOC Group of Companies, or other Abu Dhabi government authorities to discuss and coordinate integration, interface and synergy issues between various complexes and ensures that ADNOC Refining requirements and interests are coordinated and met.
Dr. Yasser Boghdadi
Dr. Yasser Boghdadi
Oil Industries Expert - Technical Affairs Department - OAPEC

Dr. Yasser Mohammed Baghdadi Joined the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), as an oil industries expert, since 2016.Prior to his career at OAPEC, Dr. Yasser was the general manager at the Egyptian Petrochemical Holding Company (ECHEM), since 2011.

Dr. Yasser Mohammed Baghdadi Joined the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), as an oil industries expert, since 2016.Prior to his career at OAPEC, Dr. Yasser was the general manager at the Egyptian Petrochemical Holding Company (ECHEM), since 2011. He also has a long experience in the petroleum sector, since he worked at Misr petroleum Company, Shell marketing Egypt, and Total Egypt, from the year 1994. He holds a Ph.D. in materials science from Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, Alexandria University.
Mohanraj Subramanian
Mohanraj Subramanian
Senior Consultant, Oil Markets Midstream and Downstream Consulting - IHS Markit

Mohanraj has over 18 years of international experience and expertise in downstream oil industry covering both technical and commercial aspects. He is based out of Dubai and works across consulting studies assisting the global oil and gas companies with market study, prefeasibility studies, Operational Excellence, Refining Planning and optimizations, Performance Analysis and Benchmarking.

Mohanraj has over 18 years of international experience and expertise in downstream oil industry covering both technical and commercial aspects. He is based out of Dubai and works across consulting studies assisting the global oil and gas companies with market study, prefeasibility studies, Operational Excellence, Refining Planning and optimizations, Performance Analysis and Benchmarking.

Prior to joining IHS Markit he worked for Essar, Samref and ADNOC in Refinery Planning and Scheduling, Business economics roles and has experience in Refinery Linear programming Model building and optimization.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering & Technology from India and doing his Executive MBA program in SP Jain Global, Dubai.

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