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2020 speaker line-up

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  • Mary Draves
    Dow
    Mary Draves Chief Sustainability Office
    Dow
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  • Mark Vergnano
    Chemours
    Mark Vergnano President & CEO
    Chemours
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  • Huibert Vigeveno
    Shell
    Huibert Vigeveno Downstream Director
    Shell
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    On January 1, 2020, Huibert succeeded John Abbott as Downstream Director and was appointed to the Executive Committee. As Shell’s Downstream Director, Huibert is responsible for managing our Retail, Global Commercial, Manufacturing, Chemicals, New Fuels and Trading & Supply businesses.

    Huibert was previously Executive Vice President Global Commercial, responsible for Shell’s B2B marketing organisation. Huibert began his career at Shell as a Business Analyst in 1995 and gained extensive sales, marketing and general management experience during assignments in Chemicals, Shell Capital, LPG and Lubricants in the UK, the Netherlands, the USA, Mexico, Brazil and China.

    In 2009, Huibert was appointed Vice President Supply and Distribution, Europe & Africa and played a key role in driving closer integration and creating additional value across the Downstream value chain.

    He subsequently moved to Beijing in 2012 when he was appointed Executive Chairman of Shell in China, strengthening our Upstream and Downstream businesses within China and internationally with Chinese partners. A champion of people development, Huibert chairs the Asian Talent Council across Shell.

    Having lived in 13 cities across four continents, Huibert moved back to London in 2015 to lead the integration planning for the proposed acquisition of BG Group. In 2016, he was appointed Transition CEO of BG Group, Shell’s biggest acquisition in more than a century.

    Born in 1969, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Huibert comes from a family of three sisters and one brother. Huibert speaks seven languages and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He is married and has four children, two boys and two girls.

  • Joseph Israel
    Par Petroleum
    Joseph Israel CEO
    Par Petroleum
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  • Mathew George
    Indian Oil Corporation Limited
    Mathew George General Manager (Petrochemicals)
    Indian Oil Corporation Limited
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  • Jürgen Wollschläger
    Raffinerie Heide
    Jürgen Wollschläger Managing Director
    Raffinerie Heide
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    Jürgen Wollschläger is CEO of Raffinerie Heide GmbH having been appointed in 2013.

    He has over 19 years’ experience working in the refining industry, having held various roles at BP’s Lingen refinery earlier in his career, before moving to take on leadership positions at Romanian energy company, OMV Petrom S.A. Jürgen Wollschläger studied industrial engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück.

    Since 2018, Jürgen Wollschläger has led Raffinerie Heide’s involvement in the KEROSyN100 research project. The aim of the project is to develop and produce clean, synthetic kerosene – made with hydrogen generated from green wind energy.

    Additionally, Raffinerie Heide is partner of the Reallabor Westkueste100 project. The project aims to model a regional hydrogen economy, to be scaled on an industrial level. In August 2020 the project Westküste100 received the funding approval from the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy that will make it Germany’s first hydrogen project included in the “real-world laboratories fostering the energy transition” programme. 

    E-Mail: presse@heiderefinery.com
    Website: www.heiderefinery.com

  • Honourable Dale Nally
    Government of Alberta
    Honourable Dale Nally Associate Minister of Natural Gas and Electricity
    Government of Alberta
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    Dale joined A&R to lead Global Logistics, the 3PL Division of A&R Logistics and the development and go-to market strategy for technology products. Dale has over 25 years of experience holding senior leadership roles in the transportation and logistics space with a concentration in solutions development and technology. Most recently the CEO of Direct Connect Logistix, an Indianapolis based freight brokerage, Dale has a track record of delivering operational excellence, collaborative solutions, and building organizations that scale.

  • Alan Gelder
    Wood Mackenzie
    Alan Gelder VP Refining, Chemicals & Oil Markets
    Wood Mackenzie
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  • Louise Boddy
    ICIS
    Louise Boddy Head of Commercial Strategy, Sustainability
    ICIS
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  • Simon Hardy
    ICIS
    Simon Hardy Commercial Strategy Manager - Supply Chain
    ICIS
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  • Adi Blum
    Black Rock
    Adi Blum Managing Director, Energy & Power Infrastructure
    Black Rock
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  • Saad Rahim
    Trafigura Pte Ltd
    Saad Rahim Chief Economist
    Trafigura Pte Ltd
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  • Osmar Abib
    Credit Suisse
    Osmar Abib Chairman of Global Energy
    Credit Suisse
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    Osmar Abib is the Chairman of Global Energy of Credit Suisse based in Houston and New York. He is the former Global Head of the Oil & Gas Group in the Investment Banking & Capital Markets (IBCM) division.

    Mr. Abib joined Credit Suisse in 1995 and is Vice Chairman of the Investment Banking Financing Committee and has extensive public offering and M&A experience in the Oil & Gas sector.

    Mr. Abib holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Rice University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

  • Mark Florian
    BlackRock
    Mark Florian Head of Global Energy and Power
    BlackRock
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    Mark Florian leads the Global Energy & Power Infrastructure team at BlackRock, which currently manages about $9 billion, investing in the power, midstream, utility and other energy sectors across three long term funds. The team has created over 30 portfolio companies for the Funds, typically with leading energy companies across the world, and is actively investing globally.

    Mr. Florian started the Global Energy and Power Infrastructure business at First Reserve, a private equity firm focused on energy, in 2008, and this business moved to BlackRock in 2017. The team now includes about 50 professionals and is located in Greenwich Connecticut, London and Houston. Prior to First Reserve, Mr. Florian had a 23-year career at Goldman Sachs. He was a Partner at this Firm, and worked across many areas including corporate investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, and public finance in his career there. His last position at Goldman was as the COO of the Public Sector and Infrastructure Department, managing the infrastructure investment banking business which included about 150 people, and a member of the investment committee for Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners.

    Mr. Florian has an undergraduate degree from Duke University, magna cum laude, majoring in Computer Science and Economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago in Finance.

  • Duane Dickson
    Deloitte LLP
    Duane Dickson Vice Chairman, US Oil, Gas & Chemicals Leader
    Deloitte LLP
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  • Geoffrey Inch
    Braskem
    Geoffrey Inch North America Circular Economy & Sustainability Director
    Braskem
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    GEOFFREY INCH
    Circular Economy & Sustainability Director
    Braskem, North America

    Geoffrey Inch currently leads the Circular Economy & Sustainability team for Braskem’s North America business unit, and is responsible for development of Braskem’s I’m Green™ product portfolio, supporting critical improvements in the recycling value chain and executing key operational programs to meet the company’s sustainable development goals. Previously, Geoffrey held roles such as Business Development Director for the NA Polypropylene business and multiple Strategy, Product Management and Financial Controlling roles for Braskem’s UTEC business, a manufacturer of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. Prior to joining Braskem, Geoffrey worked in various engineering roles within the U.S. aerospace and defense industry at Lockheed Martin and within the automotive industry at Ford. Geoffrey holds a Bachelor degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management from Villanova University.

  • Jason Vagnozzi
    Braskem
    Jason Vagnozzi Director North American Ventures
    Braskem
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  • Alok Sinha
    Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore
    Alok Sinha Global Head, Oil & Gas and Chemicals
    Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore
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  • Dr. Ahmed Ali Attiga
    Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation (APICORP)
    Dr. Ahmed Ali Attiga CEO
    Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation (APICORP)
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  • Josselyn Rosario
    Supply Chain Performance Chemicals North America, BASF
    Josselyn Rosario Director
    Supply Chain Performance Chemicals North America, BASF
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  • Sri Iyer
    Braskem
    Sri Iyer VP of Strategy & Planning and Innovation & Technology
    Braskem
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  • Sri Iyer
    IMCD
    Frank Schneider Director
    Coatings & Construction at IMCD Group / Member of IMCD Group Executive Committee
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  • Sri Iyer
    Univar
    Nick Powell President EMEA & Asia Pacific and President Global Speciality Chemicals & Ingredients
    Univar Solutions
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  • Sri Iyer
    FECC
    Dorothee Arns - ModeratorDirector General
    European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc)
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  • Saori Dubourg
    BASF SE
    Saori DubourgMember of the Board of Executive Directors
    BASF SE
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  • Jose Pires
    Global Excellence & Innovation
    Jose Pires Founder & CEO
    Global Excellence & Innovation
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  • Stephen Jones
    Argus Media
    Stephen Jones Senior Vice President, Global Head of Oil Products at
    Argus Media
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  • Tim Fitzgibbon
    McKinsey & Company
    Tim Fitzgibbon Senior Expert
    McKinsey & Company
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  • Khush Nariman
    McKinsey & Co
    Khush Nariman Expert Partner
    McKinsey & Co
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  • Mark Baxa
    CSCMP
    Mark Baxa Chairman of the Board
    CSCMP
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  • Nicolas Thévenot
    APICORP
    Nicolas Thévenot Managing Director, Corporate Banking
    Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation (APICORP)
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  • Dale Carpenter
    A&R Global Logistics
    Dale Carpenter President
    A&R Global Logistics
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  • John de Koning
    Radix
    John de Koning SVP of O&G and Chemicals in Europe
    Radix
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    Radix SVP of O&G and Chemicals in Europe, John is a Senior Digital Transformation professional with over 30 years in the Oil&Gas industry (Shell, BASF, OSISoft, Radix, Seeq, Element Analytics) and real-time data processing / IoT with strong competences in Vision & Strategy, Solution Architecture, Senior Business Consultancy, Business Change Management and Customer Success Management. Driving force to bring business change in large companies and work at executive level to drive business opportunities.

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