List of Confirmed Speakers for the Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum (FUJCON 2019) To-Date

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Official Opening

Mr. Mohammed Majed Bin Al Aleeli

Department of Industry & Economy
& Board Member
National Bank of Fujairah, UAE

His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi

FUJCON Steering Committee

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki


Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki is the Founder and Chairman of FGE. His work is well-recognized worldwide for pioneering oil and gas market analysis and studies of the Asia Pacific/Middle East energy markets since the early 1980s.

Dr. Fesharaki received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Surrey in England and then completed a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. He joined the East-West Center in 1979 and led the energy program for some two decades.

In 1989, Dr. Fesharaki was elected a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Since 1991, a member of the International Advisory Board of JX Holdings (and its predecessor companies) — Japan’s largest oil company. He was the 1993 President of the International Association for Energy
Economics (IAEE).

In 1995, he was elected a Senior Fellow of the US Association for Energy Economics for distinguished services in the field of energy economics. In 2002, appointed a Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. In 2008, Dr. Fesharaki was appointed to the National Petroleum Council by then US Secretary of Energy. Dr. Fesharaki has since been reappointed to the National Petroleum Council in April 2016 and June 2018. He received the Outstanding
Contributions to the IAEE Award in 2012. He was a member of the Advisory Board of VOPAK LNG from 2013 to 2015. In 2014, appointed as Honorary Advisor by CNPC Research Institute of Economics and Technologies in Beijing. He is the recipient of the 2016 Adelman-Frankel Award from the US Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) for his unique and innovative contribution to the field of energy economics. In March 2017, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) appointed him as a Director of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited (DME). Since 2009, he has been a member of the DME Board of Directors.

Mr. Mike Muller

Vitol Group, UK

Dr. Edmund Hughes

Head, Air Pollution & Energy
Efficiency, Marine Environment Division, IMO, UK

FUJCON 2019 Speakers Confirmed

Capt. Mousa Morad

Managing Director
Port of Fujairah, UAE

Capt. Salem Al Hamoudi

Fujairah Oil Industry Zone

Mr. Ali Shehab

Deputy CEO
Fleet Operations
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company

Mr. Christopher Wood

Managing Director
Uniper Energy DMCC, UAE

Capt. Mohamed Al Ali

SVP Ship Management
ADNOC Logistics & Services

Capt. Zarir Irani

Constellation Marine
Services LLC, UAE

Capt. Walter Purio

LNG Marine Fuel Institute

Mr. Peter Keller

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Jasamin Fichte

Managing Partner, Fichte & Co

Mr. Fareed Al Jaberi

VP, Supply Chain Division
ADNOC Refining, UAE

Mr. Lauran Wetemans

General Manager
LNG Fuel
Shell International BV
The Netherlands


Mr. Ara Barsamian

President and CEO
Refinery Automation Institute, LLC

FUJCON 2019 Conference Session 2 – IMO 2020 Mandate & Implementation

Ara Barsamian is one of the world's leading experts in gasoline, diesel and biofuels blending operations and technology. He has over 45 years of hands-on experience in the petroleum refining and computer-controlled blending, and implemented over 60 blending projects in the U.S., Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia. He is president of RAI, a blending consulting company; previously he was a group head with Exxon Research and Engineering Company, President of 3X Corporation, and Vice President of ABB Simcon, all in the area of fuels blending. He is a member of ASTM, ISA, IBIA, and AIChE, participating in work relevant to blending standards and practices. He is one of the key participants in developing ASTM practice for use of spectroscopic methods for certifying in-line gasoline blends, and a leader in the development of IMO 2020-compliant bunker recipes.

Ara holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from City University of New York.

Mr. William Tan

Vice President
Miyabi Industries

- FUJCON 2019 Conference Session 2 Co-Moderator – IMO 2020 Mandate & Implementation

- FUJCON 2019 Conference Session 3 – Marine Fuel Quality, Specifications, Logistics & Handling –
Considerations For A Multi-Fuel Future

William Tan is a trained Environmental/Public Engineer and has a Masters Degree in International Business. Beginning his career as a Project Engineer for a waste treatment company, he progressed to Senior Sales Executive in the Specialty Chemicals Division of a multinational company.

In 1994, he joined DNV Petroleum Services, first as Senior Sales Executive and then as Assistant Sales Manager, marketing their Fuel Quality Testing Programs to Japan, Korea, Indonesia and Philippines. During these years, he conducted numerous seminars for the Korean and Japanese shipping community on bunkering matters. William founded Marine Fuel Consultants International Pte Ltd in the year 2000 with a group of marine engineers, fuel consultants and claim specialists, providing services of fuel quality management and claims handling.

William's key expertise lies in the areas of quality and product specification; test parameters and methods; sampling and sample collection procedures; blending calculation and loading procedures; the handling and usage of marine fuels, loss mitigation and loss control management and documentation. From November 2002, William Tan joined Miyabi Industries Pte Ltd as the Vice President. Miyabi Industries Pte Ltd is an Engineering and Consultancy firm specialising in fuel, lubricants and refining processes. The company's services have been actively sought after by the industry which includes handling of claims to recovery of loses and technical advice.

Mr. Eddie Gauci

Global Head BP Marine

Mr. William List

Manager Fujairah Oil Tanker
Terminals, Port of Fujairah, UAE

Capt. Mayed Alameiry

Deputy Harbour Master
Port of Fujairah, UAE

Mr. Malek Azizeh

Commercial Director
Fujairah Oil Terminal FZC

Ms. Unni Einemo

Director & IMO Representative
International Bunker
Industry Association (IBIA)

Mr. Bora Bariman

Head- Energy & Marine
Corporate and Institutional Banking
National Bank of Fujairah PJSC, UAE

Mr. Peter Norfolk

Editorial Director
Global Shipping & Freight
S&P Global Platts, UK

Mr. Saliya Wickramasuriya

Senior Advisor to the CEO
Hambantota International Port Group
Sri Lanka

Ms. Maha Abdelmajeed

Commercial Manager,
VTTI Fujairah Terminals Ltd Fzc

Mr. Victor Alessandrini

Business Development Manager
Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT)

Mr. Robert Braithwaite

Marine Sales Manager
PetroChina International
(Middle East) Co. Ltd., UAE

Thomas Olney

FGE Singapore

Topic: "Pricing Bunkers in a Low-Sulphur World"

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