25 September - 27 September 2019
Singapore

Argus Bitumen and Bituminous Products Asia

Speakers

Mat Rosly Mat Daud
Under Secretary, Highway Planning Division, Malaysia’s Ministry of Public Works
Mr Rosly has been the Under Secretary of the Highway Planning Division at Malaysia’s Ministry of Works since November 2018. The main duties of the division include the planning of the highway network in Malaysia. The Division will also assist various state governments in bidding for funding to finance the construction of new roads and to upgrade existing roads.
Mr Rosly has been the Under Secretary of the Highway Planning Division at Malaysia’s Ministry of Works since November 2018. The main duties of the division include the planning of the highway network in Malaysia. The Division will also assist various state governments in bidding for funding to finance the construction of new roads and to upgrade existing roads.
David Fyfe
Chief Economist, Argus
David Fyfe is Group Chief Economist for Argus Media based in London. He has over 30 years of oil, energy and commodity market experience. Prior to joining Argus in April 2019, David spent six years as Chief Economist for global commodity trading firm Gunvor. That was preceded by 10 years at the IEA in Paris, where David headed the IEA’s Oil Industry and Markets Division an...
David Fyfe is Group Chief Economist for Argus Media based in London. He has over 30 years of oil, energy and commodity market experience. Prior to joining Argus in April 2019, David spent six years as Chief Economist for global commodity trading firm Gunvor. That was preceded by 10 years at the IEA in Paris, where David headed the IEA’s Oil Industry and Markets Division and edited the monthly Oil Market Report. He also worked in energy fundamentals consulting and began his career with an engineering consortium supplying North Sea operators. David has a BSc in geological sciences and an MSc in energy policy and economics from Imperial College.
Hassan Tabatabaee
Global Technical Manager - Asphalt Solutions, Cargill
Dr. Hassan Tabatabaee, is the Global Technology Manager for Asphalt Solutions at Cargill Industrial Specialties. He has a PhD degree in Bituminous Materials and Engineering, and MS and BS degrees in Civil Engineering. His publications and patents focus on bitumen chemistry, rheological and analytical characterization, and micromechanical models for bitumen distress mechani...
Dr. Hassan Tabatabaee, is the Global Technology Manager for Asphalt Solutions at Cargill Industrial Specialties. He has a PhD degree in Bituminous Materials and Engineering, and MS and BS degrees in Civil Engineering. His publications and patents focus on bitumen chemistry, rheological and analytical characterization, and micromechanical models for bitumen distress mechanisms, aging, recycling, and rejuvenation.
Hitoshi Yamauchi
Chief Engineer, Nippon Road Malaysia
Hitoshi Yamauchi joined Nippon Road in 2006 and has extensive experience in airport and highway construction. He is currently in the Overseas Projects Division and is based in Malaysia.
Hitoshi Yamauchi joined Nippon Road in 2006 and has extensive experience in airport and highway construction. He is currently in the Overseas Projects Division and is based in Malaysia.
Aabha Gandhi
Asia Editor, Argus Bitumen, Argus
Aabha joined Argus’ Singapore office in 2013 and covers the Asia-Pacific and Middle East bitumen markets. She is responsible for Asia pricing and the weekly report. Before joining Argus, Aabha was based in Kuwait, covering the oil and gas markets. She has been in journalism for over 15 years.
Aabha joined Argus’ Singapore office in 2013 and covers the Asia-Pacific and Middle East bitumen markets. She is responsible for Asia pricing and the weekly report. Before joining Argus, Aabha was based in Kuwait, covering the oil and gas markets. She has been in journalism for over 15 years.
Azeem Remtulla
Director, Bitumen Solutions
Azeem Remtulla is well known to the Australian and international fraternity of bitumen technocrats’ and road construction industry associations. He remains a strong proponent and a supporter of the bitumen and asphalt industry in Australia and around the world, focused on playing a responsible role in the articulation, promotion and delivery of outcome-based solutions usin...
Azeem Remtulla is well known to the Australian and international fraternity of bitumen technocrats’ and road construction industry associations. He remains a strong proponent and a supporter of the bitumen and asphalt industry in Australia and around the world, focused on playing a responsible role in the articulation, promotion and delivery of outcome-based solutions using his deep understanding of unique bituminous binder technologies.
Sunita Sharma
Vice President, Asia, Products, Argus
Sunita Sharma has worked with Argus for 17 years. Her most recent role has been developing the products business for Argus. Previously she has been the editor of the Argus Asia Pacific Products report then the Argus Mideast Gulf and Indian Ocean Products Report. Sunita has covered a range of oil and commodity markets during her time with Argus.
Sunita Sharma has worked with Argus for 17 years. Her most recent role has been developing the products business for Argus. Previously she has been the editor of the Argus Asia Pacific Products report then the Argus Mideast Gulf and Indian Ocean Products Report. Sunita has covered a range of oil and commodity markets during her time with Argus.
Taufik Widjojono
Chairman, Indonesian Road Development Association
Taufik Widjojono, on top of his role at the Indonesian Road Development Association, is also the chairman of the Monitoring and Evaluation Strategic Infrastructure Project at Indonesia’s Ministry of Public Works and Housing. His previous roles include being on the board of commissioners of Persero during 2015-17 and the secretary-general of the Ministry of Public Works and...
Taufik Widjojono, on top of his role at the Indonesian Road Development Association, is also the chairman of the Monitoring and Evaluation Strategic Infrastructure Project at Indonesia’s Ministry of Public Works and Housing. His previous roles include being on the board of commissioners of Persero during 2015-17 and the secretary-general of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing over 2014-16.
Alan Bannister
Senior Vice President, Business Development, Asia, Argus
Alan Bannister is based in Singapore and is responsible for corporate strategy for the further adoption of Argus assessments as industry benchmarks and determining the scope of market coverage in Argus reports. Prior to joining Argus in February 2018 he was head of Asia/Middle East Energy and global LNG at Platts, Asia head of Nymex at CME and head of energy brokerage and ...
Alan Bannister is based in Singapore and is responsible for corporate strategy for the further adoption of Argus assessments as industry benchmarks and determining the scope of market coverage in Argus reports. Prior to joining Argus in February 2018 he was head of Asia/Middle East Energy and global LNG at Platts, Asia head of Nymex at CME and head of energy brokerage and clearing services at Newedge/Socgen in Singapore. In the UK he was an emissions trader at Citibank, broker at Tradition and Prebon, power trader at ElPaso and a power trader and nuclear power station engineer at British Energy.
Glynn Holleran
Managing Director, AAT Ltd and Research Fellow, The University of Auckland
Glynn Holleran is internationally recognised as an expert in bitumen and its products, and is regularly in demand to speak, educate and solve problems. With more than 42 years’ work experience around the world, Glynn provides a unique insight into all aspects of asphalt/bitumen — from crudes to refining to modification, design and performance. Glynn is a Research Fellow (H...
Glynn Holleran is internationally recognised as an expert in bitumen and its products, and is regularly in demand to speak, educate and solve problems. With more than 42 years’ work experience around the world, Glynn provides a unique insight into all aspects of asphalt/bitumen — from crudes to refining to modification, design and performance. Glynn is a Research Fellow (Hon.) University of Auckland and lecturer at the NZIHT University of Auckland.
Motofumi Tatsushita
Overseas Business Department, Nichireki Co. Ltd
Motofumi Tatsushita is in charge of Nichireki Co’s overseas business division since 2005 and has been focusing on bridge construction projects in Asian and African countries.
Motofumi Tatsushita is in charge of Nichireki Co’s overseas business division since 2005 and has been focusing on bridge construction projects in Asian and African countries.
George Panagiotou
National General Manager - Bitumen, Logisitcs and Thin Surfacing, Downer Group, Australia
George Panagiotou has 32 years’ experience in bituminous surfacing from bitumen supplies, imports, logistics/distribution, bituminous products manufacturing in asphalt, emulsions and polymer modified bitumen, as well as pavement surfacing construction. He manages and provides guidance and support on research and development, manufacturing of blended bituminous products and...
George Panagiotou has 32 years’ experience in bituminous surfacing from bitumen supplies, imports, logistics/distribution, bituminous products manufacturing in asphalt, emulsions and polymer modified bitumen, as well as pavement surfacing construction. He manages and provides guidance and support on research and development, manufacturing of blended bituminous products and the operations associated with the application of thin surfacing in Australia. He is also responsible for negotiating and managing key supplier contracts for bitumen supplies and imports.
Yousif Mezel
Trader Crude and Products, International Sales and Marketing, Bapco
Yousif Almezel joined Bahrain’s state-owned Bapco in 1995 as part of the international marketing team and was trained in upstream and downstream operations. He has also been part of the international sales team where he was the co-ordinator for asphalt, sulphur and marine bunkers, and has handled accounts for oil products and crude sales. His current responsibilities inclu...
Yousif Almezel joined Bahrain’s state-owned Bapco in 1995 as part of the international marketing team and was trained in upstream and downstream operations. He has also been part of the international sales team where he was the co-ordinator for asphalt, sulphur and marine bunkers, and has handled accounts for oil products and crude sales. His current responsibilities include business development, as well as trading for sales and purchases of products and crude.
Zhengping Xu
Chief Strategist, Niumoney.com
Xu Zhengping is the chief strategist at Niumoney.com. He was previously the director of futures business at Shandong High Speed Material Group where he oversaw its bitumen business. Shandong High Speed Material Group focuses on the trade of bitumen and other infrastructure projects and also owns refineries, bitumen delivery depots and storage facilities.
Xu Zhengping is the chief strategist at Niumoney.com. He was previously the director of futures business at Shandong High Speed Material Group where he oversaw its bitumen business. Shandong High Speed Material Group focuses on the trade of bitumen and other infrastructure projects and also owns refineries, bitumen delivery depots and storage facilities.
Alex Marais
Sales Manager - Asphalt Additives, South East Asia, Africa and Gulf Region, Sasol
Alex Marais is a qualified scientist with over 20 years of experience in the chemicals industry. He has been involved in sales and marketing for the past 15 years with sound technical knowledge of bitumen and its related industries.
Alex Marais is a qualified scientist with over 20 years of experience in the chemicals industry. He has been involved in sales and marketing for the past 15 years with sound technical knowledge of bitumen and its related industries.
Himanshu Agarwal
Senior Vice President, International Markets, Zydex Industries
Himanshu Agarwal has 28 years’ experience in marketing technologies, consumer products, services and industrial chemicals. He has expertise in creating start-ups, business-to-government co-operation and business-to-consumer/business-to-business brand conceptualisation.
Himanshu Agarwal has 28 years’ experience in marketing technologies, consumer products, services and industrial chemicals. He has expertise in creating start-ups, business-to-government co-operation and business-to-consumer/business-to-business brand conceptualisation.