Galid Lahdahda is a Managing Director in the Energy & Natural Resources team, part of Standard Chartered Bank’s Corporate and Institutional Bank. Galid has been located in Singapore for over a decade and is currently responsible for covering the Refining and Chemicals segment across the footprint of the bank. Previously, he focused on coverage of Oil & Gas companies in Asia. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, he was a Vice President at ABN AMRO’s Energy & Resources team in Europe where he started his career in their Amsterdam headquarters and has held several roles focusing on the energy sector.

Galid has over 17 years of banking experience and has worked extensively with key players in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical and Power sectors. He has handled the origination and execution of transactions related to mergers and acquisitions advisory, leveraged finance, equity capital markets, debt capital markets and project finance.

Galid holds a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from University of Technology Delft and in addition is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

YAW YAN CHONG is the Director of Thomson Reuters Oil Research & Forecasts in Asia, part of its Commodities Research & Forecast division. He is also the inspiration behind the Asia Oil Flows Assessment Module, that provides fundamental assessments of cargo flows across the oil barrel to and from demand and supply regions, after having learnt the fundamentals of Supply & Demand in the more than 10 years that he has been in the oil industry, starting out as a Price Editor in Platts, being an Energy Correspondent with Reuters and also having spent some time as a Trading Analyst in Merrill Lynch.


Vikas has a career spanning 25 years in the process industries and his areas of expertise include:

  • Refinery process design and engineering
  • Refinery-wide modelling including kinetic reactor models of FCC, Hydrocracker, Reformer, Hydro-treater etc.
  • Energy Efficiency & Utilities Optimization studies & workshops
  • Dynamic simulation studies
  • Integrated Asset on-line Optimization systems


  • Bachelor of Technology(Honors) degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology

Having been working in the petrochemical and coal-to-liquids industries for more than 20 years at various posts including production, technical management, operation, business administration etc, Mr Chen has acquired abundant experiences in managing mega petrochemical companies in terms of production & operation, business administration, HSSE, quality, process technologies, HR, construction projects and startups of new plants. He is currently Vice President of Zhejiang Hengyi Petrochemicals Co. Ltd, and concurrently the CEO of Hengyi Industries Sdn Bhd.

Satish is a Senior Consultant and a Team Leader within the KBC Consulting Business Line. He has more than 16 years’ experience in commodities market, technical consulting, process design, and engineering in the energy industry.

Prior to rejoining KBC, Satish was working with IHS, where he supported Energy Consulting (formerly Purvin & Gertz).

His industry experience includes numerous lead roles for a variety projects in two organizations and Lead Engineer – Process Design in an EPC organization for two projects with a combined worth of $3.5 billion. As one of the senior member in APAC, he supports the business growth and client engagement. Satish has led multi-cultural team with members panning out across the globe from North America to Australasia.

Satish is a Chemical Engineer by profession and a graduate of Chemical Engineering from University of Mumbai, Department of Chemical Technology.

Filippo Trivella is a chemical engineer with 25 years of consulting experience in the assessment, design and implementation of advanced solutions to the refining and petrochemical industries, helping customers in achieving operational excellence.

He contributed to the improvement of the operations of major Oil&Gas and Petrochemical Companies throughout Europe, Middle East and Asia, delivering 150+ projects that have achieved significant cost reduction and overall margin increase.

He has an extensive experience in leading multinational teams in complex, result-driven organizations..

He is co-founder and managing director at Alpha, an independent group  specialised in the implementation of Advanced technologies to the process industry.

Fanie Cordier in the Maintenance Senior Manager at Sasol Energy, with responsibilities that included asset maintenance, asset life extension through implementation of asset renewal initiatives, risk based inspection management system and continuous improvement.  It is the continuous improvement aspect in the field of asset management that Fanie specifically enjoys.  He has had numerous successful implementations of asset renewal projects, asset life extension and maintenance management systems.  He has 15 years working experience of which 10 years is in the Refining Industry mainly in the field of reliability engineering and asset management.  Fanie has a degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as a Master Degree in Business Administration.

Lonnie Tiegs is a Director of Kudu Jacks (Pty) Ltd and is responsible for the global rollout of their jacking system for live pipes beyond their South African base. He has had a long career successfully introducing new technologies and management systems into industry and commerce throughout South Africa and the Middle East. Lonnie has a BSc Mining Engineering degree and has presented at numerous supply chain planning and project logistics conferences over the past 20 years.



David Ayrapetyan is the Licensing Manager for residue conversion technologies at ExxonMobil Catalysts & Licensing (EMCL) located in Houston, Texas. He is currently responsible for FLEXICOKING licensing activities.

David’s previous assignments in EMCL included managing pre-commissioning and start-up activities, detailed engineering design and basic engineering package development for ExxonMobil downstream licensed projects in Russia and FSU Region.

Prior to his positions at EMCL, David has spent 8 years in a refinery working as Operations Supervisor, Project Manager and Engineer in the US Gulf Coast.

David holds a Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering and Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from McNeese State University, Louisiana.  He also maintains a Professional Engineering License in the State of Louisiana.

Rick joined AVEVA in 2013 and is responsible for product and solution strategy for the Owner Operator Market with a particular focus on Digital Continuity for the Operating Plant.

Rick has 25 years’ experience of delivering actionable intelligence from life cycle information and engineering design solutions across a range of industries including Oil & Gas, Power, Pharmaceutical, Aerospace & Defence and is engaged with multiple digital transformation initiatives with Oil and Gas Supermajors. Rick holds bachelor degrees in Electronic and Manufacturing Engineering and Industrial Robotics from Loughborough University in the UK.


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