Kelvin Halliwell is the General Manager for Technology Licensing & Services, overseeing the commercial licensing of Shell’s technologies as well as Technical Services offerings in Asia.
Kelvin has 31 years experience in the oil and gas industry. He joined Criterion Catalyst Co. UK in 1992 as a Commercial Manager in the Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia (EMEAR) region, responsible for achieving catalyst sales in these regions and in 1997 was promoted to lead the EMEAR Technical Sales team.
In 2003 Kelvin moved from the UK to Singapore to become Regional Manager for South East Asia and the Middle East for Criterion Asia Pacific, and in 2006 moved to Dubai, where he took on a dual role as General Manager, Sales for CRI/Criterion and Downstream Licensing Technology Manager for Shell Global Solutions in the Middle East region. In 2013, Kelvin was appointed the Global General Manager for Midstream Technologies, and in 2014, added the General Manager, MENA Commercial Services to his portfolio.
Kelvin moved to Beijing, where he is currently based, in January 2016 and took up his current role in March 2018.
Kelvin graduated as a Chemical Engineer in 1985 from the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa.
Cheonhong Park assumed his current position as the leader of Business Development Team of Samsung Engineering in mid-2017. Mr. Park has led Corporate Strategy & Planning Group to set up SECL’s mid-long term strategy as well as ‘New management framework for Operational Excellence’ after he joined SECL in 2013.
Previous positions he held prior to his current position were principal of Arthur D. Little in 2013 and general manager of Hanwha Group in 2008. Mr. Park has expertise in business development including M&A, specialized in engineering and construction industry. Also he co-authored a book ‘Beyond 3rd Generation R&D’ in 2007.
He holds a MBA degree from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.
Nazri Idzlan has more than 12 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He started his career as a Production Surveillance Engineer in 2004. He previously held various roles in Upstream business within PETRONAS, including the Upstream Resources & Reserves Management, where he spearheaded the company’s entry into Brazil and Mexico.
Nazri holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and has recently completed his Masters in Business Administration from the London Business School. Coupled with a strong technical background, he is now expanding his experience in Downstream under Refining & Trading Business as the Head of Strategic Planning & Business Development.
Clive Gibson is Vice President, Energy & Chemicals Consulting and leader of Nexant’s Asian consulting activities.. He has been based in Asia for over a decade and has travelled and worked extensively throughout the region covering gas, downstream oil, petrochemicals and renewable energy focused assignments.
Clive has almost 25 years industry experience including over 15 years in the industry consulting sector. He has undertaken consulting assignments in more than 40 countries. Typical assignments have included investment appraisals, strategy studies, or mergers and acquisitions work, on behalf of a wide variety of project sponsors and financial institutions.
Prior to joining Nexant/Chem Systems in 1999, Clive spent six years working for ExxonMobil at Fawley Refinery, the largest refinery in the UK, where he undertook a number of operational and commercial roles.
Clive graduated from the University of Nottingham, England with a First Class Masters degree in Chemical Engineering.
Mr Clarence Woo has been involved in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry for the past 20 years. He started his career with Mobil Oil Singapore and has experienced numerous responsibilities within Mobil Oil. They included Technical Services, which provided technical expertise and training in the field of lubricants, fuels, and LPG. Mr Woo also worked in Ethyl Corporation as Senior Area Manager managing petroleum additive sales to various countries in Asia Pacific. Mr Woo had also served as a Product Manager, Fuel Additives, where he had helped managed fuel additive sales and fuel additive developments in Asia.
Mr Woo is currently the Executive Director of Asian Clean Fuels Association that supports governments and encourages industries to pursue the use of cleaner fuels for a cleaner environment through the attributes of sound science, cost effectiveness and sustainability.
In China, he was successfully involved in a China Phase 3 (Euro 3 equivalent) Gasoline Research Programme in collaboration with the China State Environment Protection Agency and Tsinghua University. Mr Woo also assisted the government in looking into post implementation programmes and Phase 4 and 5 (Euro equivalent) specifications.
Partnered through the Association with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to encourage the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment within the Arab League to issue a resolution to totally phase out lead by 2008 and work towards reducing sulfur in fuels in the region.
PN Selva Guru is a Chemical Engineer by training with Masters in knowledge engineering from National University of Singapore. He has 30+ years of experience in various refineries and petrochemical operations, especially in DCS, APC, RTO & digital refining applications like Operations Intelligence. He has implemented several Multi-Variable Predictive Control (MVPC) applications and RTOs (Real-Time Optimization) in various process units.
Napaporn Ratanapoka has a total of 21 years experience in refining. From 1997 to 2004 she worked as a Process Engineer for various process units (on a rotation basis) before becoming a Refinery Economist in Supply & Planning, i.e. running LP and production planning, from 2005-06. From 2006 to 2008 she led the process engineering team for her first major expansion project, “Refinery Upgrading and Clean Fuel project”. In 2008 she moved plant, working as Lead Process Engineer until 2011. Since 2011 she has been working as Refinery Technical Manager, a role in which she leads and coaches 8-12 Process Engineers.
Over 35 years of experience in Oil and Gas Industry primarily supporting refining and, chemical processing facilities. Roles have included operations, project development and execution,
technical support and engineering management. Member of JV Manufacturing Leadership Team, Chairman of JV Refining Technical Leadership Group and member of Manufacturing’s Technical Leadership Team. Past member of API Subcommittee of Electrical Equipment, Task Force Chairman for development of API Standards for Electrical Machinery and recipient of API Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Refining Industry. Has published nine papers on electrical machine design, construction, trouble shooting, and failure analysis. New Jersey Institute of Technology; Electrical Engineer, 1980.