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Angus Warren is a highly experienced trainer with extensive and practical knowledge of the international oil and gas industry. His early career included 15 years with BP on assignments covering gas exploration and production, oil pipelines and refining in the UK, as well as leading BP’s commercial involvement in the Angola LNG Project. He subsequently developed his expertise in business strategy, international development and negotiations as a consultant to many leading organisations in the energy sector. But Angus’s greatest talent is for inspiring and developing the next generation of industry leaders. At BP he facilitated team building sessions and delivered coaching and training. His involvement with training local staff in NOCs began back in 2001, when he successfully delivered BP’s premiere business simulation training programme to senior managers of the National Iranian Oil Company in Tehran. Since then, hundreds of managers and professionals around the world have benefited from his engaging, stimulating and practical courses. Angus holds a BEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering, an MSc in Technology and Management in the Oil & Gas Industry and an MBA from the University of Texas in Austin. He is a recognised author of several international analyses and articles and has commented extensively on oil industry developments and the changing interactions between the IOCs and NOCs. Angus is a member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers and the UK Energy Institute.
Captain Mike Popescu
Captain Mike Popescu brings almost 35 years of international operations and management experience to the role with
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Captain Shyam Paliwal
Capt. Shyam Paliwal has more than 12 continuous years of successful hands-on problem solving and decision making experience in challenging, dynamic and multifaceted marine work environments at sea and ashore, in a position of responsibility or other crucial decision-making leadership capacities. This includes 7 years as a senior officer aboard deep-draft LNG tanker vessels transporting volatile cargoes in the world-wide liquid gas trade, with an unblemished safety record as well as outstanding personnel evaluations.
Dr Mohammad Aref
Dr. Mohammad Aref holds a Ph.D. on Environmental Engineering from L.A. Unv. USA. He has 27 years of international working experience working as Senior Managerial Positions in Oil & Gas Industry with OPCO’s (SHELL ) & International Services Providers. He had handled critical & high profile environmental projects in globe, including development of specific Project Environmental Study/Survey, EIA, Environmental Survey and Impact Assessment. He also developed Waste Management for high profile environmental projects including Hazardous & Non-Hazardous Materials.
Dr. Mohammad Aref is a registered OHSME practitioner, professional & specializes in HSE & Hazardous Materials Subject. He is a certified RPO , IRCA Certified Lead Auditor for ISO’s 9001, 14001, OHSAS 18001 & ISO 50001 Energy Management and an accredited & certified IOSH, HSE & HazMat Instructor. He has submitted Tech Papers about Waste Management for International Environmental & Waste Management Conferences & Workshops and is also a regular speaker on HSE & HazMat International Conferences & Workshops in MENA & APAC Regions.Dr. Mohammad Aref holds memberships with accredited International HSE Organization (IOSH, SPE, MARPA, ASSE, MIIRSM).
Dr. El-Reedy is the Chief Structural Engineer at WorleyParsons. His background is in structural engineering.His main area of research was focused on reliability of concrete and steel structures. As well as doing consultation for different oil and gas industries in Egypt with international companies such as IEOC and BP, he also provides concrete and steel structure design packages for residential buildings, warehouses and telecom-munication towers. He is also involved in LNG and NGL projects with international engineering firms on Reliability, Inspection and Maintenance Strategy for onshore con-crete structures and offshore steel structure platforms which are performed for hundreds of structures in Gulf of Suez.
Dr. El-Reedy has many publications; he has presented papers in local and international conferences spon-sored by ASME, ACI ASTM, API and international technical journals. He has also published many research papers in international technical journals. As an author he has published many books worldwide with a focus on: Advanced materials in concrete construction and corrosion of reinforced concrete structure, construction management, design of industrial concrete and steel structures and project management for industrial projects.
Dr. El-Reedy received his bachelor’s degree from Cairo University in 1990, his master’s degree in 1995, and his PhD from Cairo University in 2000.
Dr. Michael Court
Managing Director, Balanced Scorecard Australia, Senior Associate, Balanced Scorecard Institute
Michael is a pioneer and leading expert in Balanced Scorecard management, development and implementation. His current activities include the delivery of public balanced scorecard training programs in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Ho Chi Minh City, and balanced scorecard consultancies in all Australian capital cities as well as Vietnam, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Bhutan and Mongolia.
Michael’s early career was in economics and accounting with one of KPMG’s Australian predecessors and then the Reserve Bank of Australia. He subsequently completed an MBA at the University of Washington and the Advanced Management Program at the Australian Staff College. He occupied senior executive positions in financial management in both the public and private sectors, culminating as Finance Director and then Secretary of the SA Health Commission. After completing a Ph.D in strategic management, including research periods at the University of Washington and the London School of Economics, he was the inaugural CEO of a new statutory authority. After 7 years of growth, Michael established his own management consultancy practice in 1994 specialising in the development and implementation of strategic management and scorecard systems.
Dr. Mohalhel, (Ph.D.) has 26 year of international working experience in Oil & Gas Industry with OPCO’s (SHELL) & International Services Providers, in Senior Managerial Positions. He had handled Radiation Protection Senior Managerial Position in global level for 9 years, developed Radiation Protection Procedures, WI, Radiation Bunker Designer, ERP & Risk Assessment facilitator. Not only Dr. Mohalhel specializes in HSE & Hazardous Materials Subject; but also a registered OHSME Practitioner. He is also a Certified RPO for O&G industry, IRCA Certified Lead Auditor for ISO’s 9001, 14001 & OHSAS 18001. He is an accredited & certified IOSH, HSE & HazMat Instructor. He is a regular speaker on HSE & HazMat International Conferences & Workshops in MENA & APAC Regions. He also holds Memberships with accredited International HSE Organization (IOSH, SPE, MARPA, ASSE, and MIIRSM).
Dr. S. N. Ebrahimi
He is an outstanding negotiator in international oil & gas contracts; Attorney at Law and Legal Advisor on International Contractors and Claims particularly Oil and Gas;member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK; Legal Advisor to Bureau of International and Legal Services (B.I.L.S) dealing with Iran-US Tribunal claims (1992-1999), the Hague-Tehran; Member of “British Institution on International Law”, UK; Member of International Bar Association, UK; Member of “International Family Law Institution”, the Hague, Netherlands.
Geetha Rubasundram is a Chartered Accountant (MIA) and a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA). She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants with a MSC in Auditing, Management Accounting & Information Systems from France, and currently pursuing her PHD focusing on Corporate Governance.
She has over fourteen years of experience and has worked with international entities in Europe, Middle East and Asia in the financial and management accounting scope, as well as Human Resource, covering industries such as Information Technology, Construction, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Real Estate, Community Management, Facilities Management, Utility Management etc. This experience has provided her with valuable insights to recommend best practises to companies with international dealings with her understanding of their operations and processes.
Gordon is a UK lawyer with over 25 years experience of working with blue chip companies. He is also a Chartered Insurer and has an honours degree in financial services. He recently completed a psychology course with Oxford University. He has held senior roles in Risk, Sales, Outsourcing, Legal, Customer Services and Project Management. He has lived and worked in India and throughout his career has had business dealings in a range of countries throughout Europe and Asia. He currently splits his time between Scotland and Qatar, where he is a joint owner of a property and relocation company. He is passionate about risk management and corporate governance and their positive impact on successful companies. He believes that proper understanding of risk is key to making good business decisions and proper management of risk is essential to good operational performance.Throughout his career he has championed learning and personal development and has challenged individuals to fulfil their potential. He brings extensive experience of corporate risk management to the course and will expand on the key learning points with individual examples and case studies.
Jeff Lockhart is an international training consultant specialising in Finance, Business Administration and Management Development. Jeff studied at Sheffield Business School in the United Kingdom obtaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Management (PgC) in 1992, a Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) in 1995 and a Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in 1996.
Jeff is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA), the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (FCICM), the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning (FITOL). He is also a PRINCE2 certified Project Manager.
Jeff is a highly experienced Financial Manager and Management Consultant, with extensive knowledge of finance and business management within a multi-disciplined and multi-cultural environment. He has held several senior level positions for industry-leading international businesses and since 2001, has operated as a consultant to businesses in the UK, Azerbaijan, Russia, Bulgaria, Kuwait, Oman, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Malaysia, China, USA, and New Zealand.
Mr Alan Mayo
Alan is a highly experienced accounting and finance professional. For over twenty years Alan has specialised in consulting and the delivery of in-house and public financial training delivering programmes in IFRS, local GAAP, interpretation of financial reports and financial management. During this time he has worked across many sectors and in many countries.
Alan started his career at PwC, where he worked for eight years in London in their audit and business advisory division where he obtained his chartered accountancy qualification. After qualifying he was seconded for two years to their Paris office. On his return to London from Paris he co-founded the client training business for PwC in London.
Within the oil, gas and petrochemicals sector Alan has worked on IFRS financial reporting, oil and gas accounting and performance issues with finance and management teams from Saudi Aramco, Petronas, Kogas, Eni, Mubadala, Nigerian LNG and the Ugandan Revenue Authority and has taught numerous others through open courses.
Previously at PwC Alan worked on the audit and privatisation of British Gas and ran a highly successful financial controller programme for management teams in Shell’s upstream businesses worldwide. Also as a senior consultant with PwC he led a team of financial training consultants responsible for developing and delivering programmes in financial reporting, business valuation and shareholder value.
Mr Allan Kon
Allan shares precious life experience of his leadership and managing experience to all his participants in the consulting and training engagements. His competency lies in working collaboratively with companies to provide training and consulting solutions and design and develop interventions that have no cross cultural barriers. He designs and facilitates tailored programs in functional skills areas for corporate clients. He specializes in design, development and facilitation and consultation of management development programs such as HR Competency in Performance Management, Talent & Succession, Employee Retention & Engagement, Staffing & Recruitment, Learning and Development and other generic programs such as Teamwork and Teambuilding, Strategic Planning, Leadership and Supervisory Development.
Organizations who have benefited from Allan’s courses include: Housing and Development Board Singapore, National Environment Agency Singapore, Motorola University USA & Singapore, Motorola Electronics USA & Singapore, Mobil Oil Singapore, Oil and Gas groups in Malaysia & Indonesia & China, SASOL, Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF), Singapore Science Discovery Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, National University Hospital Singapore, National Healthcare Group College, Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP), Muslim Association of Singapore (MUIS) and Service Quality Centre (SQ) Singapore, Nevilleclarke Consultancy (NCS) Singapore, Central Narcotics Board (CNB), Singapore Telecom, VOLKSWAGEN SA.
Allan is competent in the area of Human Resource Management and Development. He possesses a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management & Development from the University of Hull (UK). He holds a professional Diploma in HRD from the Institute of Training and Development (UK) and the Singapore Institute of Management. Allan is Professional Member of the Singapore Human Resource Institute (Singapore) and an Associate Consultant of Singapore National Employers’ Federation (SNEF). He is also a member of Worklife Career Coach with AACCP (Aust). He is a certified educator of higher institution teaching from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and an Adjunct Lecturer with SIM Global Education.
Mr Christopher Lennon
Christopher Lennon (Chris) is based in Scotland, UK and has 25 years experience within the oil and gas industry – initially working offshore on rigs in the UK and Norway before becoming involved with projects and supply chain issues.
Chris helped establish an anti-corrosion production facility in Aberdeen for casing tubulars – running the production facility initially before going on to create and manage the supply chain. He has set up distribution networks supporting the North Sea E&P industry within Aberdeen.
He has managed (and continues to do so) a variety of ‘special projects’ internationally – normally strategic or change management focused. He has worked/consulted extensively within the field of supply chain management – is a contracts specialist and an international commercial arbitrator. He has the Freedom of the City of London; is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators and a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. He holds an MBA and LLB from the University of Aberdeen, as well as the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators DipICArb.
He has over 13 years teaching experience at a number of universities across a wide range of subjects. He is currently the author and tutor of the module ‘Managing Projects and Optimising Operational Performance.’ For Middlesex University’s International Oil and Gas MBA programme (an online delivery medium). Chris works internationally consulting/training. He has delivered training to project managers of PDVSA; SONATRACH; OMV and a variety of North Sea based companies.
Mr Eiko Seidel
Eiko Seidel is Chief Technical Officer at Nomor Research GmbH, a leading company in the research and development of future and emerging mobile communication systems, offering related consultancy and simulation services.
He has been working in mobile communication R&D for more than 20 years. Since 3GPP was founded in 1998, Eiko has been contributing actively to 3G & 4G standardization. Besides numerous contributions to 3GPP, he published 20+ conference papers, submitted 100+ patent applications and contributed to various books. Eiko works as a consultant, advisor, trainer and independent expert for different organisations.
Mr Harald Ludwig
Harald Ludwig is the founder and Managing Director of Arico Technologies, a company offering consultancy, training and project management services for the professional mobile radio industry.
He has more than 20 years of experience in the professional mobile radio industry and with mission- and safety-critical systems. His expertise covers the fields of system and application design, test and integration, tender specifications writing and bid evaluation, training, international standardization and interoperability testing and command and control systems.
Harald is chairman of TETRA + Critical Communications Association Technical Forum.
Mr Jim Truscott
Jim Truscott is the CEO of Truscott Crisis Leaders in Perth. He has been a Crisis P ractitioner and Continuity Planner for his entire career initially in government special operations where he was intimately involved in coordinating strategic responses to regional and global crises, and now as a consultant and chartered engineer.
During his 35 years in strategic and operational environments he has had a central leadership role within multi-disciplinary teams over a diverse range of high-risk enterprises and emergencies. He writes business contingency plans to deal with an array of issues, threats and risks, and he trains executives and Management Teams in the art of crisis leadership across Asia Pacific.
His experience in planning strategy in situation rooms and concurrently managing emergencies in operations rooms allows him to conduct challenging exercises for corporations and businesses across all sectors. He has consulted in 20 countries across multiple sectors including banking, insurance, broking, government, manufacturing, mining, rail, aviation, maritime, energy, water, power, construction, oil& gas, food moving consumer goods, not for profit, hotel and entertainment.
Mr John Atkinson
John’s corporate experience spans some 30 years including Head of Group & Global Procurement for Focus Wickes plc. where he was responsible for the full creation and implementation of global sourcing initiatives, supplier/vendor management and commercial contract negotiation. John has also held senior roles within Barclays Bank corporate and led a wide and diverse range of teams, both locally and globally.
John is also a certified instructor in delivering emotional intelligence training and has wide international experience, including: Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar, KDR, China, Germany, France, Sweden, Malaysia & West Africa. Organisations that John has worked with include: KNPC, Petronas, Shell, Total, Lafarge, Nigeria LNG, The United Nations, Zain Corporation, Maybank & Sinopec.
As a consultant and trainer for the last 8 years John is passionate about delivery, and utilises his career expertise to ensure that clients receive leading edge training results, enabling delegates to understand not only the subject matter, but also the application and usage to add value both to their role and within the wider organisational environment.
Mr John Westover
Mr Westover has over 33 years of experience as a practicing chemical process engineer. His career has taken him from the central United States to Alaska and then Australia, with several stops in between. While most of his career in the USA involved the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry, his career broadened in Australia, with forays into power, pulp and paper, mining, hydrometallurgy, water treatment, and food processing.
In 2006 he started working for himself and began delivering training – it ignited a passion and John has not looked back. Since delivering his first training course in 2006, he has delivered over 150 courses in the Middle East, SE Asia, Turkey, Australia, and New Zealand. In addition, John broadcasts one-hour webinars live. To date he has delivered over 270 webcasts, reaching all seven continents (including Antarctic islands).
Mr Manjit Biant
Manjit graduated at the prestigious Aston Business School, the largest business school in Europe. His degree in Business Administration included a placement year with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, one of the top five Accountancy firms at the time.
He proceeded to continue his career with the newly merged firm Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte. His experience included auditing some of the top firms including National Grid, Barratt Homes and United Biscuits along with a number of local government institutions. He also spent some time in the insolvency and administrator department.
After 2 years with this firm he moved on to complete his CIMA accountancy qualification working for a number of firms including GRT Transport, Boots and Central & Carlton Television. He spent 4 years in Edinburgh working for Lloyds TSB Bank as a Business Implementation Manager and then went on to work for AMP UK Financial Services, the largest Insurance Company in Australia, as an internal management consultant.
He went on to work for Hays PLC as a Commercial Accountant, then finally decided to run his own business and get street experience, putting his entrepreneurial skills to the test. After selling his business at a young age, he now enjoys semi-retirement, working as a part-time lecturer, free-lance trainer, business consultant & Internet Marketing Coach.
Manjit has had extensive training in the Thompsett Project Management program, Quality Management Techniques and Customer care implementation. He delivers courses on all aspects of Accounting, Finance & Business including Finance for Non Finance Managers, Business Strategy, Risk Analysis & Management, Forensic Accounting & Auditing and Corporate Governance.
Mr Mohamed Ali Bashir
Mr. Mohamed Ali Bashir has completed his MSc in Chemical Engineering. He has been
Mr Peter Wielaard
Peter Wielaard has over 20 years experience in Health and Safety in the upstream and downstream Oil and Gas industry, chemical industry, nuclear industry and railway industry. Peter is a certified Safety Professional and a certified Industrial Hygienist according to European law and an accredited Tripod Beta Practitioner and Trainer by the Energy Institute and the Tripod foundation.
Peter studied Chemical Engineering and Management of Safety Health and Environment (with honours) at the Technical University in Delft. He worked for various companies and was manager Health, Safety and Security of the Dutch Railway Company for six years. In 2007 he founded Better Work Together specializing in Risk Management with Bowtie and Bowtie XP, Hearts and Minds program and incident investigation and analysis with a strong preference for Tripod Beta.
Peter is member of the AdviSafe Flying Squad and worked for many leading companies including Shell, Dutch Safety Board, AdviSafe, Conoco Philips, Petronas, Dong Energy. APM terminals and many others. He is a board member of the Dutch Society of Safety Science and contributed to many publications in the field of Health and Safety. He also contributed to the new official Tripod Beta user guide published by the Energy Institute and is seen as one of the leading Tripod Beta Investigators and trainers.
Mr Scott Mochar
Scott has more than 14 years experience at a senior level in developing and delivering projects, sales training, media relations and campaigns, corporate strategies within financial services and media world.
After obtaining his accountancy qualifications, Scott decided that he should move onto a more ‘relevant’ course that would allow him the best possible start after education. After then graduating with Hons in Financial Services from Glasgow Caledonian University, Scott started work with an investment company working within their broker division, looking after a panel of key accounts.
Scott worked for a national niche financial services company dealing primarily with high-net-worth individuals, helping them with planning for their future, becoming tax efficient and preserving their wealth. In this role, he started off his training development, assisting colleagues to get through their company exams, ensuring compliance and developing IT, through being elected to the IT training and development panel for the company.
Scott worked for a retail bank in an investment capacity, before venturing into wealth management with a prestigious Edinburgh company – where he looked after company directors and owners, executives and public sector workers.
Scott set up a wealth management division for a major mortgage company, responsible for recruitment, development, strategy and overall management of the organisation, before setting up his own business in wealth management in 2010.
Scott has delivered courses, advice and consultancy to staff at all levels of organisations, in the areas of:
Tristan has almost 15 years of water treatment experience, including designing and commissioning entire water treatment systems in remote locations around Australia and international such as Ghana and Papua New Guinea. He has also debottlenecked and enhanced numerous water treatment systems.
Tristan’s total approach to water treatment includes an understanding of equipment selection and ability to cross over from process to mechanical and electrical issues few engineers have. Each facility has unique water chemistry and biology that needs to be understood, together with the range of climates the plants have been installed in.
Recently, Tristan has been working on produced water handling from coal seam methane production. His understanding of water chemistry of dissolved salts, trace organics, acidity and biological properties of the produced water allowed him to identify potential issues with water treatment plants being designed.
With Tristan’s experience and knowledge, you will walk away from this workshop with practical skills that you can immediately apply to your work.