30 October - 31 October 2018
Dubai, UAE

Argus Middle East Oil Products 2018

Speakers

Cliff Shi
Deputy General Manager - Research & Strategy, Unipec
Cliff Shi is the Professor Level Economist at Sinopec and once worked as a senior analyst in Singapore for five years. He now covers Chinese oil market and trading strategy in Research and Strategy Department. He has been engaged in oil market research for more than 20 years, and also has two years experiences as an oil trader with Sinopec International. He has an in-depth...
Cliff Shi is the Professor Level Economist at Sinopec and once worked as a senior analyst in Singapore for five years. He now covers Chinese oil market and trading strategy in Research and Strategy Department. He has been engaged in oil market research for more than 20 years, and also has two years experiences as an oil trader with Sinopec International. He has an in-depth understanding of the global oil markets for fundamentals and trading behaviours. Cliff Shi has also published dozens of articles in some influential professional journals
David Marion
Vice President - Manufacturing, SATORP
David Marion is now Vice President Manufacturing in SATORP (JV Saudi Aramco and Total located in Jubail industrial area in Saudi Arabia). Career of 23 years in Total group, mainly in refining, David started as Process control engineer for about 3 years followed by a position as operation Superintendent for about 4 years in Normandy Refinery (France). After 1 year in USA - ...
David Marion is now Vice President Manufacturing in SATORP (JV Saudi Aramco and Total located in Jubail industrial area in Saudi Arabia). Career of 23 years in Total group, mainly in refining, David started as Process control engineer for about 3 years followed by a position as operation Superintendent for about 4 years in Normandy Refinery (France). After 1 year in USA - Houston tx, was appointed as Project manager to implement SAP in 12 European refineries. Next position was Maintenance manager at Feyzin refining and petrochemicals (France), followed by a business position in Donges refinery (France). In 2009 as general manager of SARA refinery (JV Total, Ruby, Exxon) in Martinique French Caribbean island. Back to Normandy refinery as GM for about 3 years. Moved to Saudi Arabia July 2015.
David Sineke
African Refiners Association
David Sineke is the Engen Petroleum Ltd Risk Manager for the past 16 months. Prior, he served for 18 years as Engen Oil Industry Research and Analyst, covering the African and Global Downstream Industries. Prior to that, he served as a Researcher with Chevron (South Africa) for 3 years. Prior to that, he worked for diverse companies covering the South African Packaging, R...
David Sineke is the Engen Petroleum Ltd Risk Manager for the past 16 months. Prior, he served for 18 years as Engen Oil Industry Research and Analyst, covering the African and Global Downstream Industries. Prior to that, he served as a Researcher with Chevron (South Africa) for 3 years. Prior to that, he worked for diverse companies covering the South African Packaging, Retail, Food and Armament industries for 16 years. He is an MBA graduate of University of Cape Town. He is studied for a Certificate in Petroleum Industry through the Institute of French Petroleum. A recognised intellectual on the African Downstream.
David Friedman
Dubai Editorial Manager, Argus
David Friedman manages Argus’ editorial team in Dubai and is the editor of the Argus Mideast Gulf and Indian Ocean refined products report. He joined Argus at the start of 2015 after working for the Middle East Economic Survey (MEES) in Beirut and consulting firm PFC Energy in Washington DC and Beirut. He holds a BA from Georgetown University and an MA from the American Un...
David Friedman manages Argus’ editorial team in Dubai and is the editor of the Argus Mideast Gulf and Indian Ocean refined products report. He joined Argus at the start of 2015 after working for the Middle East Economic Survey (MEES) in Beirut and consulting firm PFC Energy in Washington DC and Beirut. He holds a BA from Georgetown University and an MA from the American University of Beirut.
Jaslyn Ying
Senior Products Reporter, Argus
Jaslyn Ying joined Argus in Singapore in 2015 and covers the residual fuel oil and bunkers markets. She previously provided analytical coverage of the LNG market at Bloomberg.
Jaslyn Ying joined Argus in Singapore in 2015 and covers the residual fuel oil and bunkers markets. She previously provided analytical coverage of the LNG market at Bloomberg.
Mabruk Issa Sulaiman
Advisor R&D, ADNOC Refining Research Center
Dr Mabruk has more than 37 years of experience in both upstream and downstream oil processes. He is a certified professional leader by the international institute of leadership and has produced more than 100 industrial investigation reports as well as several papers on stainless steel corrosion, high temperature sulphidation, and seawater corrosivity. He obtained both h...
Dr Mabruk has more than 37 years of experience in both upstream and downstream oil processes. He is a certified professional leader by the international institute of leadership and has produced more than 100 industrial investigation reports as well as several papers on stainless steel corrosion, high temperature sulphidation, and seawater corrosivity. He obtained both his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Manchester Corrosion Engineering Research Centre. Dr Mabruk is a professional member of the Institute of Corrosion (UK), and one of the founders of Libyan Corrosion Engineering Society. He is now leading a three years research project at the Takreer Research Centre on the sulfur speciation and corrosivity indexing of refinery feed stocks. He is also very active in the field of asset integrity, and energy management, and has presented several papers on these subjects.
Abdulaziz Al Attar
Team Leader Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC)
Ellen Ruhotas
Managing Director, Ratio Group
Ms. Ruhotas has over 25 years of experience in Engineering, Safety, Operations and Commercial Management of Bulk Liquid Storage Terminals. She has Board level experience in the terminals sector including expertise in all aspects of Terminal Operations for a full range of products as well as in-depth engineering design, construction and project management of all aspects of...
Ms. Ruhotas has over 25 years of experience in Engineering, Safety, Operations and Commercial Management of Bulk Liquid Storage Terminals. She has Board level experience in the terminals sector including expertise in all aspects of Terminal Operations for a full range of products as well as in-depth engineering design, construction and project management of all aspects of chemical, LPG and petroleum storage systems. Ms. Ruhotas also has extensive experience working in China, forming, developing and managing joint ventures, working with Chinese shareholders, customers and government authorities and suppliers. Currently based in Singapore, Ellen provides advisory services all stakeholders in the bulk liquid storage industry. Previously, Ms. Ruhotas was the Regional Director for Stolthaven Terminals in Asia-Pacific and General Manager Stolthaven China (Stolt Nielsen group). Prior to Stolt, Ms. Ruhotas was General Manager with Pacific Terminals Australia and China, Operations Manager with Email Limited (Petroleum Division) and Engineering Services Manager with BP Australia Limited. Ms. Ruhotas received a Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical/Industrial from the University of New South Wales, graduating with First Class Honours. She also received an MBA and Bachelor of Law from Macquarie University graduating with First Class Honours. Ms Ruhotas is also qualified and practices as an International Commercial Arbitrator.
Baptiste Audren
Head of Product, Komgo
Baptiste Audren is Head of Product and Business Development of komgo® after co-founding the company in 2018 with the backing of 15 major finance institutions and corporates. His trajectory running up to this position encompasses several senior commodity trade finance roles which amass to more than 10 years of experience spread across two major continents Europe (Paris & ...
Baptiste Audren is Head of Product and Business Development of komgo® after co-founding the company in 2018 with the backing of 15 major finance institutions and corporates. His trajectory running up to this position encompasses several senior commodity trade finance roles which amass to more than 10 years of experience spread across two major continents Europe (Paris & Geneva) and Africa (Johannesburg). The relationships he built working for BNP Paribas and Société Générale enabled the coming together of the first majors (Société Générale and ING) to explore blockchain in the Easy Trade Connect project he initiated in 2016. The project realised two blockchain dedicated PoCs and provided for the foundation on which not only komgo® exists but the energy based trading platform VAKT as well. Baptiste is a KEDGE Business School graduate and obtained an Executive MBA from EPFL.
Mustafa Ansari
Senior Economist - Energy Research, Apicorp
Siavash Alishahpour
Managing Director, VTTI, Fujairah Terminals
Mr. Siavash Alishahpour a Chemical Engineering graduate with Refining Engineering major. He has over 30 years’ experience in both Refining and Oil Terminal businesses, and was appointed as Managing Director and Board member of VTTI Fujairah Terminal Ltd in October of 2011. Mr. Alishahpour Joined the Vitol / VTTI Group in May 2007 after the acquisition of the Fujairah Refi...
Mr. Siavash Alishahpour a Chemical Engineering graduate with Refining Engineering major. He has over 30 years’ experience in both Refining and Oil Terminal businesses, and was appointed as Managing Director and Board member of VTTI Fujairah Terminal Ltd in October of 2011. Mr. Alishahpour Joined the Vitol / VTTI Group in May 2007 after the acquisition of the Fujairah Refinery Company Limited where he was appointed as the General Manager of the VTTI Fujairah Terminal. He is also Managing Vitol’s Fujairah Refining Limited (FRL) Fzc, an 80,000 BPD Refining facility, and he is the Head of VTTI Middle East RDC (Regional Development Centre). Since joining Vitol / VTTI in 2007 Mr. Alishahpour has held several leadership positions and served as board and steering committee member of several businesses and projects in the UAE. Prior to joining Vitol / VTTI, Mr. Alishahpour worked for the Fujairah Refinery Company Limited in Fujairah and the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), in Iran.