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Randy Alexander is a partner with Reactor Resources, LLC headquartered in Alvin, Texas. Randy has over 25 years of experience with hydrotreating and hydrogenation catalysts. At Reactor Resources, he is involved in sales and technical support for sulfur chemicals and injection services used to sulfide hydroprocessing catalysts and passivate ethylene furnace tubes. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas and an M.B.A. from the University of Houston.

Mohammad Abdur Rakib has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, specializing in the areas of fluidization and reaction engineering, and an MS degree in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics from KFUPM, Saudi Arabia. He has a wide experience ranging from being a university teacher to industrial R&D in petrochemicals as well as in refining. Prior to joining TAKREER, he was working as a lead scientist at SABIC R&D Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Currently, he is section head of Process Modeling & Simulation at ADNOC Refining Research Centre. He is also leading an Operational Excellence focus area to establish best modeling practices in ADNOC Refining.

Yahya is currently the acting General Manager for Ras Tanura Refinery. He has more than 26 years of experience in Engineering, Project Management and Operations.

Yahya started his career in 1990 as an Electrical Engineer in the Electrical Utility Company. He then joined Saudi Aramco in 1996 where he graduated as specialist and assumed several leadership positions, including assistant to the Vice President of Engineering Services.

In Downstream, Yahya worked as the manager for both Yanbu and Jeddah Refineries between January 2013 and September 2015.

In project management, Yahya acted as the General Manager for Upstream Project Management and led the construction of several Mega projects such as Qatif & AbuSafah Gas-Oil Separation Plant (GOSP) in 2000-2004, and Saudi Aramco & Total Refinery Company (SATORP) of 400 MBD full conversion refinery in 2008-2012.

Mr. Yahya Abushal holds a bachelor’s degree and M.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering, September 1990 and January 1994 respectively, from King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals. He also obtained his MBA degree from Open University Malaysia in October 2009.

He attended several Management programs and leadership forums such as the Asia Business Culture and Saudi Aramco Management development Seminars in both Washington DC & New York.

Aditya Ganju is a graduate in Chemical Engineering from University Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. He has more than twelve years of experience in process design and technical sales support of refinery and petrochemical process units. He has handled projects including Naphtha Catalytic Reforming and Hydrotreating units, C5/C6 Isomerization units and Continuous Catalyst Regeneration (CCR) section for the Platforming unit.

He is presently handling technical sales responsibilities for Honeywell UOP gasoline technology catalyst reloads for the EMEA region which includes preparation of unit yield estimates, technical proposals, sales support tools and review of commercial units operating data.

Philippa Hayward currently heads up KBC’s Software Technical Sales Support Group.  She has more than 25 years’ experience of working in process simulation, optimization, and technology development. Her principal areas of expertise are in FCC, reactor and refinery wide modelling and crude assay representation. Prior to joining KBC she worked with BP, performing engineering studies for conceptual and emerging technologies.

Philippa’s current focus is on ensuring that KBC’s clients are able to identify solutions which enable them to leverage simulation technology as a powerful tool in aiding day to day operations and optimizing and sustaining operating profit.   Philippa has extensive experience in working with clients throughout Europe as well as in the FSU, Middle East, South Africa, North America and Asia. Philippa holds a First Class Honors Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK.