13 enero - 14 enero 2020
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Argus Middle East Petroleum Coke Conference

Speakers

Jaskinder Shingwekar
Head Institutional Business, Nayara Energy Limited
Ms Jaskinder Shingwekar has been an oil industry professional for the last thirty one years. As Head Institutional Business she adds value to organisation’s growth activities by identifying new commercial opportunities and keeping abreast of trends and market conditions to provide strategic advice to upper management. She has an entrepreneurial mind-set with great leadersh...
Ms Jaskinder Shingwekar has been an oil industry professional for the last thirty one years. As Head Institutional Business she adds value to organisation’s growth activities by identifying new commercial opportunities and keeping abreast of trends and market conditions to provide strategic advice to upper management. She has an entrepreneurial mind-set with great leadership skills and excellent organizational abilities. She is responsible of developing expertise in the B2B sales segment. Also responsible to use better innovative methods and introduce processes to make this a more profitable portfolio. Ms. Shingwekar has been an enthusiastic and energetic member of the industry and her contribution to the Pricing fraternity has been far recognised. Prior to joining Nayara Energy, Ms. Shingwekar worked with IOC’s Accounts, Internal Audit, Pricing and Business Development functions. She has worked with IOC’s petrochemical SBU since its earliest days and has been responsible for formulating its policy for various departments like Pricing, Exports, and Chartering etc. Backed by her strong credentials and industry experience Ms. Shingwekar is part of the core senior management team of Nayara Energy and has been instrumental in paradigm shift in leveraging IT and systems to create a strong commercial environment in Nayara Energy. She has also been a Speaker in many Indian as well as international forums.
Lauren Masterson
Editor – Energy Argus Petroleum Coke, Argus
Lauren Masterson has been the editor of Energy Argus Petroleum Coke since the end of 2012, helping to relaunch it as a weekly publication and adding anode-grade market coverage. She started out at Argus covering the US coal markets. Prior to joining Argus, Lauren was the editor of an ocean technology magazine, and she had previously written for political and lifestyle pub...
Lauren Masterson has been the editor of Energy Argus Petroleum Coke since the end of 2012, helping to relaunch it as a weekly publication and adding anode-grade market coverage. She started out at Argus covering the US coal markets. Prior to joining Argus, Lauren was the editor of an ocean technology magazine, and she had previously written for political and lifestyle publications. A native of New York, Lauren has lived in Washington, DC, since 2006.
Najeeba Al Jabri
Vice President - Technical, Midstream, Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)
With 18 years of experience in the aluminium smelter field, Ms Najeeba Al Jabri joined Dubal as Project Engineer in 2001. She was involved in the start up of 79B Expansion Project in 2006, with annual production of 450,000 tones. In 2007 she was awarded by the International Aluminum Institute for Best Environment Friendly Producer award. In 2008 she was awarded on leading ...
With 18 years of experience in the aluminium smelter field, Ms Najeeba Al Jabri joined Dubal as Project Engineer in 2001. She was involved in the start up of 79B Expansion Project in 2006, with annual production of 450,000 tones. In 2007 she was awarded by the International Aluminum Institute for Best Environment Friendly Producer award. In 2008 she was awarded on leading the restoration of the production lines after long power outage. In 2013, she joined Emirates Aluminium (EMAL), and was appointed to lead the energization (start-up) of the longest aluminium line in the world, EMAL’s Potline 3. Energizing Potline 3 involved 400 employees working around the clock for seven & half months. Despite the intense pace and the volume of activity required, the energization of the entire pot-line was achieved with zero lost time injury and the project was delivered to Operations ahead of scheduled time. She currently serves as Vice President – Technical, Midstream with Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA).
Robert Giglio
Senior Vice President – Strategic Business Development, Sumitomo SHI FW
Robert is Senior Vice President of Strategic Business Development for Sumitomo SHI FW. He is responsible for technology, product and market strategy and forecasting, as well as, development of emerging markets. He also steer’s the company’s R&D and intellectual property strategy. Over the past 6 years, Robert has been studying ways to improve the energy efficiency and econ...
Robert is Senior Vice President of Strategic Business Development for Sumitomo SHI FW. He is responsible for technology, product and market strategy and forecasting, as well as, development of emerging markets. He also steer’s the company’s R&D and intellectual property strategy. Over the past 6 years, Robert has been studying ways to improve the energy efficiency and economics of oil by coupling refinery byproducts to power and industrial markets. He has published several papers on the topic and continues to actively develop projects using these high value solutions. Robert started his career over 30 years ago with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Aparna Dutt Sharma
Secretary General, Cement Manufacturers Association, India
Aparna Dutt Sharma is the secretary general of Cement Manufacturers Association, the apex body representing the cement industry in India. A brand strategist and communications expert, she is the founding member and chief executive of the India Brand Equity Foundation, a trust established by the ministry of commerce to promote the Made in India label in overseas markets. Sh...
Aparna Dutt Sharma is the secretary general of Cement Manufacturers Association, the apex body representing the cement industry in India. A brand strategist and communications expert, she is the founding member and chief executive of the India Brand Equity Foundation, a trust established by the ministry of commerce to promote the Made in India label in overseas markets. She worked with consultants Ernst and Young India as a senior advisor, where she enabled various state governments to articulate their brand management and positioning strategy with a particular focus on investment promotion campaigns, both in India and for overseas markets. Previous to this, Aparna was vice president of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) based in Geneva. WAIPA comprises investment promotion agencies from more than 130 countries in the world. Aparna holds a master’s degree in political science from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, India.
Raid Arabiat
Procurement & Logistics Manager, Manaseer Industrial Complex, Jordan
Procurement & Logistics Manger since 2011 at Manaseer Industrial Complex part of Manaseer Group , highly experienced supply chain professional with broad international procurement experience, with major strengths in supply chain and global trade management. Practiced supply chain and developed his career in JAF (Jordan) for 15 years and more than 6 years on Supply chain...
Procurement & Logistics Manger since 2011 at Manaseer Industrial Complex part of Manaseer Group , highly experienced supply chain professional with broad international procurement experience, with major strengths in supply chain and global trade management. Practiced supply chain and developed his career in JAF (Jordan) for 15 years and more than 6 years on Supply chain through MENA supporting rebuild Iraq projects and infrastructure projects in Libya.
Asim Khawas
Head of Strategy & Procurement, Pioneer Cement, Pakistan
Sanjay Kumar
Strategic Sourcing Director Solid Fuels India, LafargeHolcim
Sanjay Kumar, strategic sourcing director, Solid Fuels APAC As strategic sourcing director at Solid Fuels APAC, Sanjay is responsible for sourcing solid fuels for the APAC region and driving the fuel mix in plants to optimise costs. Sanjay has 21 years of experience across leading multinational and Indian power, refining, IT and cement companies. He specialises in supply ...
Sanjay Kumar, strategic sourcing director, Solid Fuels APAC As strategic sourcing director at Solid Fuels APAC, Sanjay is responsible for sourcing solid fuels for the APAC region and driving the fuel mix in plants to optimise costs. Sanjay has 21 years of experience across leading multinational and Indian power, refining, IT and cement companies. He specialises in supply chain management, project management, and net working capital management. An engineer, he is APICS-certified in production and inventory management and PMI-certified as a project management professional. He also holds an MBA in in operations management from SP Jain Mumbai business school.
Neeraj Singh Rathore
Head of Procurement & Sourcing, Vedanta Aluminium, India
Neeraj is Heading the Raw Material / Commodities Sourcing & Procurement portfolio of Aluminium Business of Vedanta, precisely managing the Non-Coal Commodities such as Calcined Petcoke, CT Pitch, Aluminium Fluoride (AlF3) & other minor Commodities for the Smelters. A Chemical Engineer by qualification, Neeraj has a long experience of ~15 years into Aluminium Industry, havi...
Neeraj is Heading the Raw Material / Commodities Sourcing & Procurement portfolio of Aluminium Business of Vedanta, precisely managing the Non-Coal Commodities such as Calcined Petcoke, CT Pitch, Aluminium Fluoride (AlF3) & other minor Commodities for the Smelters. A Chemical Engineer by qualification, Neeraj has a long experience of ~15 years into Aluminium Industry, having joined Vedanta at its BALCO Plant in 2005 as Graduate Engineer. After a brief stint at the Potline Operations, he joined the Commercial / Procurement function for the business and over the years moved through the diverse spectrum of Aluminium Supply Chain right from Engg. Spares, Consumables, Capex’s, Relining Material, Inventory Management etc. to the present role into Commodity Sourcing wherein he is playing a key role in driving the business towards a long term strategic position in the lowest-cost quartile in the industry. During his previous roles in the function, he has also led several Transformational Projects into Procurement e.g. Catalogue Buying/E-Procurement, Supply Chain Automation, strategic Reverse Auction, Green Supply Chain management etc. Currently he operates from Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda, Odisha (INDIA), the group’s flagship Aluminium Smelter.
Ashwani Raina
Director- Coal Procurement, ACWA Power, UAE
Ashwani heads the coal desk at ACWA Power, Dubai, and is responsible for meeting the entire coal requirement of the company’s coal-fired power plants. He has over 28 years of experience in the commodities business, and has overseen the functions of strategic sourcing, project development, business development, sales and marketing, and mining. Ashwani’s industry experience ...
Ashwani heads the coal desk at ACWA Power, Dubai, and is responsible for meeting the entire coal requirement of the company’s coal-fired power plants. He has over 28 years of experience in the commodities business, and has overseen the functions of strategic sourcing, project development, business development, sales and marketing, and mining. Ashwani’s industry experience spans coal, steel, iron ore, aluminium and copper. He has previously held leadership positions in organisations including Essar Group, JSW Group, CMI and HCL. Ashwani has a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering and an MBA in India.
Jason Moodley
Supply Chain Manager, Sohar Aluminium, Oman
Vaibhav Gupta
Manager - Energy & Mines, Cement Manufacturers Association, India
Vaibhav is an environmental engineer and policy specialist. At the Cement Manufacturers' Association (CMA), he heads up the Knowledge Centre, while he also examines and analyses the cement industry through the lens of energy and resource sustainability. An objective researcher, he is proficient in developing research frameworks, data-driven analytics and overall project ma...
Vaibhav is an environmental engineer and policy specialist. At the Cement Manufacturers' Association (CMA), he heads up the Knowledge Centre, while he also examines and analyses the cement industry through the lens of energy and resource sustainability. An objective researcher, he is proficient in developing research frameworks, data-driven analytics and overall project management. His major interests include the principles of circular economy, industrial symbiosis and global governance. Before joining the CMA, Vaibhav worked with a think-tank – the Council on Energy, Environment and Water - for six years. His research accomplishments include: developing a critical minerals resource framework for India’s manufacturing sector; identifying strategic industries for Make in India; developing a bottom-up approach that estimates energy use, and a carbon emissions inventory of India’s manufacturing sector; and the critical analysis of international climate governance from the perspective of India’s capacity building for enhanced transparency in climate reporting. Vaibhav started his professional career with the Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation as an environmental engineer. He holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad. He completed his PG Diploma in Environmental Law from National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Vaibhav is a life member of the Mining Engineers' Association of India. In 2017, he was made a fellow for the Asian Forum on Global Governance, an annual workshop jointly organised by the Observer Research Foundation, India, and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, Germany.
Mohamed Ali Saeed
Optimization Manager, Yanbu Cement Company, Saudi Arabia
Mohamed has over 13 years’ experience in modern automation and cement manufacturing and his areas of focus include energy efficiency management and cement process improvements. At Yanbu — which has some of the lowest operational costs of any Saudi cement manufacturer and was awarded cement plant of the year 2019 at a ceremony in Berlin in October — he oversees process, aut...
Mohamed has over 13 years’ experience in modern automation and cement manufacturing and his areas of focus include energy efficiency management and cement process improvements. At Yanbu — which has some of the lowest operational costs of any Saudi cement manufacturer and was awarded cement plant of the year 2019 at a ceremony in Berlin in October — he oversees process, automation and plant reporting. Mohamed is also responsible for Yanbu and FLSmidth’s learning and development teams at the newly established Cement Knowledge Center, which serves Saudi Arabia and the wider Gulf Co-operation Council region. He holds an MBA and post-graduate diploma in automatic control.
Owen Huang
General Manager - International Trade, Sunstone Development, China
Mr He Huang graduated from UIBE (University of International Business and Economics) with a bachelor's degree in international trade and obtained an EMBA from UIBE Business School. At Sunstone, he is in charge of the marketing and international trade of aluminium-related products, serving as General Manager of Sales, assistant of the chief executive, head of the company's ...
Mr He Huang graduated from UIBE (University of International Business and Economics) with a bachelor's degree in international trade and obtained an EMBA from UIBE Business School. At Sunstone, he is in charge of the marketing and international trade of aluminium-related products, serving as General Manager of Sales, assistant of the chief executive, head of the company's overseas institution and General Manager of Sunstone (HK) Corporation. Mr Huang is highly experienced in the trading of carbon anode, petroleum coke, calcined coke and alumina, among other commodities related to the aluminium industry.