MEPEC - Middle East Process Engineering Conference & Exhibition

06 - 08 May 2024   |   Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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MEPEC is the definitive event in the Middle East for process engineering, offering a platform for leaders to engage with the dynamic challenges and promising opportunities within the field. Designed to be a forum for the exchange of cutting-edge ideas, technologies, and the sharing of experiences and best practices among peers, it's a driving force toward a more efficient, secure, and prosperous process engineering industry. Additionally, it serves as a crucial junction where industry connects with academic institutions and research and development centers, fostering collaboration under a single roof. With a core focus on pivotal industries, such as oil, gas, petrochemicals, and utilities, MEPEC is at the forefront of shaping the future of process engineering.

MEPEC 2024 Theme: 
Digitalizing Process Engineering for a Sustainable Future


MEPEC 2024 AIChE Official Announcement


MEPEC Chair Artwork

Executive Speakers & Panelists

Prof. Abdulrahman Al Lily

Vice President for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, KFU - King Faisal University

Ahmad Al-Abdrabbuh

Senior Executive Vice President & Board Director, Yokogawa MEA

Dr. Ali Abdullah Al-Meshari

Senior Vice President, Technology Oversight and Coordination, Aramco

Bart Boesmans

Chief Technology Officer, ACWA Power

Bassam Al Bokhari

CEO, EnergyTech

Bryan Glover

Chief Growth Officer & CTO, Honeywell

Dr. Darlene Schuster

Executive Director & CEO, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Dr. David Dixon

Professor, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Ebubekir Koyuncu

Chief Executive Officer, Air Products Qudra

Elise H Nowee

President, Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Ernesto Occhiello

EVP, Technology and Innovation, SABIC

Fabien Lundy

EMEA Commercial VP, Axens

Hassan Hussain Al Hosani

Senior Vice President Projects and Technical, ADNOC Refining

Dr. Khalid Al-Qahtani

Senior Vice President, Engineering Services, Aramco

Dr. Kian Mossanen

CIO and SVP, Siemens Energy

Lada Kurelec

General Manager Polymers Technology & Innovation, SABIC

Leon de Bruyn

President and CEO, Lummus Technology

Mahdi F. Aladel

Chief Executive Officer, Aramco Ventures

Mariano Delpozo

VP, Engineering & Technical Services, SATORP

Menahi Al Utaibi

Vice President of Manufacturing, Saudi Aramco Jubail Refinery Company (SASREF)

Norinao Sato

President and CEO - Saudi & President and CEO - Middle East and Africa, Yokogawa

Norm Gilsdorf

CEO, Plant.Digital

Dr. Rajesh Gattupalli

Vice President & General Manager, Honeywell UOP

Saad H. Binmatlig

President & CEO, Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refinery Co. (YASREF)

Tim McMinn

Vice President Process Engineering & Products, ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering Company (EMTEC)

Wail A. Al Jaafari

Executive Vice President Technical Services, Aramco

Walid A. Al Naeem

Vice President & Chief Engineer, Aramco

MEPEC 2024 Technical Speakers

Aadesh Harale

Research Science Specialist, Aramco

Abdul Gani Abdul Jameel

Assistant Professor, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Abdulaziz Alkhalid

Process Specialty Engineer, Fluor Corporation

Abdulmohsen Alnafea

Associate Engineer, Aramco

Abdullah Alghazal

Process Optimization Engineer, Aramco

Abdullah Alhumaid

Associate Engineer, Aramco

Abdullah Bahamdan

PhD Candidate, Imperial College London

Abdulsalam Ali

Process Engineer, Aramco

Abdulaziz Al Qubali

Project Engineer, Aramco

Adam Kadhim

Product Line Director, Topsoe

Ahmad Al-Ansari

Polymer Process Manager, YANPET

Ahmad Al Ghamdi

Senior Researcher, SWCC

Ahmed Aladwani

Process Engineer, Petro Rabigh

Ahmed Alhajaj

Assistant Professor, Khalifa University

Amr Ahmed

Researcher, SWCC

Anfal Al-Shezawi

Process Engineer (Student), International Maritime College of Oman

Alaa Albasry

Associate Engineer, Aramco

Alaa Aljassim

Process Engineer, Aramco

Ali Aldossary

Engineering Specialist, Aramco

Ali Altayeb

APC Engineer, Aramco

Almuhannad Basuni

Advanced Process Control Engineer, Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery Company Ltd. (SAMREF)

Ariel Gursida

PhD Candidate, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Arun Goel

Concept Solution Engineering Manager, SLB

Arun Kumar Thalondan Poyithaya

Business System Analyst, Aramco

Bassam Alhamad

Assistant Professor, University of Bahrain

Burri Harsha Vardhan Reddy

Senior Data Consultant, Artificial Intelligence Global Company (AIGC)

Chang-Ha Lee

CEO & Professor, DogWoodAI & Yonsei University

Cristian Spica

Senior Application Engineer, OLI Systems Inc.

Derek Jones

Principal Technology Specialist, Lummus Technology

Emad Fallatah

Staff Engineer, Advanced Process Control, SABIC ARRAZI

Eric Maina

Engineering Manager, MCDERMOTT

Faisal Ahmad Raza

Technical Expert - Process, SLB Saudi Arabia

Faisal Baksh

Principal Consultant, AspenTech

Fatimah Alhassan

Student, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Fatima Janahi

Associate - Senior Process Engineer, Bapco Refining

Ghalya Alabdulla

Chemical Engineer, Texas A&M University at Qatar

Graeme MacAulay

Technical Service Manager, W.R. Grace & Co

Helmi Qosim

Reliability Engineer, PT Pupuk Indonesia (Persero)

Hesham Alsubait

Engineering Specialist, Aramco

Hussain Abualsaud

Process Engineer, Aramco

Ibrahim Sedie

Olefins Process Engineer, SABIC

Jai Chainani

Senior Process Control Engineer, Aramco

Jan Reneteau

Managing Director, NECTIS

Jesper Poulsen

Licensing Manager, Topsoe

John Philip Marshal

Process Engineer, SLB

Jose De Barros

Vice President, Ethylene Business Group, Lummus Technology

Joseph Ibrahim

Managing Director, Axens

Joud Al Jalaoud

Data Scientist, Aramco

Khalid Ghazal

Technical Process Engineering (Sulfur & Amine Specialist), Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery Company Ltd. (SAMREF)

Khalid Nadhem

Senior Process Engineer, Bapco Refining

Leonardo Cotrufo

Lead Engineer, Aramco

Lujayn Alsayoof

Economic Optimization Specialist, Bapco Refining

Majed A. Al-Jeshi

Process Engineer, Aramco

Majed Aldalbahi

Digital Transformation Lead, Aramco

Mahmoud Elsayed

Lead Process Engineer, SABIC

Mamoun Al-Rawashdeh

Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar

Manar Al Attar

Process Engineering Student, International Maritime College of Oman

Marc Elia

Regional Sales Manager, Axens

Mashhor Aljabrine

Senior Engineer, Aramco

Massimo Capra

Process Service Manager, Aggreko

Mazen Alzahrani

Aramco

Mazin Tamimi

Lab Scientist, Aramco

Miguel Ángel de Carvalho Servia

PhD Candidate, Imperial College London

Mohamed Abouzid

Process Engineer, TASNEE

Dr. Mohammed A Alsaeed

Engineering Consultant, Aramco

Mohammed Alwani

Engineer, Aramco

Mohamed Moinuddin

Process Engineer, SLB

Mohamed Nassar

MENA -Tech Sales Process Twin & APM, SLB

Mohammad Albuzaid

Organizational Development Consultant, KANZ

Mohammed Aldossary

Process Engineer, Aramco

Mohammed Almutawa

Process Engineer, SABIC

Mohammad Awwad

Master's Degree Student, KAUST Catalysis Center

Mohammad Rakib

Research Science Specialist, Aramco

Mohammed Dayili

Project Engineer, Aramco

Mohammad Imran Khan

Senior Production Engineer - Ethylene Cracker, Saudi Chevron Phillips (S-Chem)

Mohammed Rustom

Market Development Director - ME Region - Sustainable Technology Solutions, Honeywell UOP

Muhamad Reda Galih Pangestu

Master's Degree Student, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Muhammad Abbas

Engineering Specialist, Aramco

Naseem Al Rashedi

Supervisor Engineer, Aramco

Dr. Nasiru M. Tukur

Engineering Consultant, P&CSD, Aramco

Nidal A Samad

Operations Engineer Specialist, Aramco

Nooh Isa Mualem

Principal Solution Consultant, AspenTech

Noora Alsubaiei

Graduate, Texas A&M University at Qatar

Nour Basha

PhD Student, Texas A & M University

Omar Alabdulwahed

Sr. Industrial Computer Engineer, Aramco

Omar Behar

Post Doctoral, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Omar Naeem

Lead Digitalization & Optimization Engineer, Aramco

Othman Shamrani

Automation & Control Sys. Unit Yanbu Refinery Department, Aramco

Parandhama Gudapati

Lead Business System Analyst, Aramco

Peggy Chan

Technology Engineer, Axens

Prabhas Mandal

Operations Engineer Specialist, Aramco

Pradyut Kumar Dhar

Senior Engineer - Research and Analytical Services Department, Aramco

Prashant Kumar

Senior Business System Analyst, Aramco

Raad Bassam Mulla

DT & Energy Teams Leader - Yanbu Refinery Department, Aramco

Rajib Talukder

Lead Engineer, Aramco

Rakesh Kumar

Lead Engineer, Research & Analytical Service Department, Aramco

Rasha Daadoush

Co-Lead - Aramco Sabic Circular Solutions Technology Integration Team, Aramco

Ratheesh Sureshbabu

Senior Manager, Process Technology, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

Reema Alamoudi

Associate IT System Analyst, Aramco

Romain Roux

Decarbonization and Consulting Vice President, Axens

Saba Alomari

Student, University of Bahrain

Safi M. AlBuhairi

Staff Process Control Engineer, Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery Company Ltd. (SAMREF)

Salahdine EL Idrissi

Group Leader, Aramco

Saifuddin Sheikh

Sr. Director – Solution Consulting, AspenTech

Sami Alrashidi

Technology Management Engineer, SIRC Saudi Investment Recycling Company

Saravana Bhavan Baskaran

Engineering Specialist, Aramco

Saravanavel Muthiah Ponnusamy

Process Engineering Manager, SLB

Shashikant Ramsangar

Solution Architect, Aramco

Simon Wohnsiedler

Lead Process Engineer, Aramco

Suresh Kumar Nellore

Process Design Engineer, Chevron Lummus Global (CLG)

Syed Abbas Raza

Lead Process Engineer, Muscat Engineering Consultancy Ltd.

Taseer Seer

Senior Applications Engineer, Siemens

Tim Ballai

Senior Offering Manager, Honeywell H2 & CO2 Solutions , Honeywell UOP

Velmurugan Venkatesan

Superintendent RHC and Projects, Bapco Refining

Waled Bin Howiml

Process Engineer, Aramco

Yasser Al-Goufily

Scientist, SABIC

Ziyad Alshahrani

Process Engineer, Aramco

MEPEC 2024 committee chairs

Wail A. Al Jaafari

Executive Vice President Technical Services, Aramco

Dr. Darlene Schuster

Executive Director & CEO, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Walid A. Al Naeem

Vice President & Chief Engineer, Aramco

Abdulaziz Al-Ghamdi

General Supervisor, Aramco

Dr. Basim Abussaud

Faculty, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

mepec 2024 committee members

Abdullah S Al Suwailem

Senior VP, Western Region Manufacturing, Aramco

Prof. Abdulrahman Al Lily

Vice President for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, KFU - King Faisal University

Ahmed Hababou

President, Middle East, Egypt and Turkey (MEET) & India, Air Products

Antonio Pietri

President & CEO, AspenTech

Baker Fallatah

Manufacturing Center of Excellence Leader, SABIC

Bart Boesmans

Chief Technology Officer, ACWA Power

Bassam Al Bokhari

CEO, EnergyTech

Bryan Glover

Chief Growth Officer & CTO, Honeywell

Dave Parrillo

Vice President of Research & Development (R&D), Dow’s Packaging & Specialty Plastics and Hydrocarbons

Denis Voloder

Vice President, Transformation of Industry EAD ME, Siemens Energy

Elise H Nowee

President, Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Fayez Al-Anazi

President, Saudi Chevron Phillips (S-Chem)

Joseph Smith

AIChE President-Elect, Missouri S&T University

Khalid Al-Harthi

President & CEO, Saudi Aramco Jubail Refinery Company (SASREF)

Dr. Khalid Al-Qahtani

Senior Vice President, Engineering Services, Aramco

Kirk R. Wilson

President, Flow Control Division, Flowserve Abahsain

Leon de Bruyn

President and CEO, Lummus Technology

Mohammad A. Al Hatlani

President and CEO, SATORP

Saad H. Binmatlig

President & CEO, Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refinery Co. (YASREF)

Samer Abdulaziz Al-Hokail

President and CEO, Saudi Aramco Base Oil Company - Luberef

Sultan Albigishi

Acting Chief Executive Officer, ADNOC Refining

Quentin Debuisschert

Chief Executive Officer, Axens

Amer Saleem

Advisor SCP JCP, Saudi Chevron Phillips (S-Chem)

Dr. Anas F. Alkhani

Engineering Specialist, New Energies Engineering Division, Aramco

Dr. Anissa Sedjerari

R&D Portfolio Manager, KAUST Catalysis Center

Ashish Abhinit

Sr. Process Engineer Manager, The Dow Chemical Company

Dr. Basim Abussaud

Faculty, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Dr. Belma Demirel

BP p.l.c

Claudia Janse van Rensburg

Regional Marketing Manager, FCC, EMEA, W.R. Grace & Co

Dr. Debalina Sengupta

Program Director, Coastal Resilience, Texas Sea Grant, Texas A & M University

Fadi Mhaini

Vice President & Managing Director, MENA, Lummus Technology

Faisal Ahmad Raza

Technical Expert - Process, SLB Saudi Arabia

Fawaz Sahan

Senior Engineering Consultant, IIoT Leader and Chairman of Instrumentation Standards, Aramco

Dr. Gopal Juttu

Engineering Consultant, P&CSD, Aramco

Gyorgy Szekely

Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Haitham Saleh Al-Nazha

Director Process Engineering & Quality Management , Maaden Phosphate Co

Hamzah Issmail Aljumiah

Senior Manager Process Engineering, SABIC ARRAZI

Haroun Al Sadah

Lead Process Engineer, Saudi Aramco Jubail Refinery Company (SASREF)

Hashem Al-Hashem

Leader, GAS & ARRAZI Project, SABIC

Dr. Hayat Abdulla Yusuf

Assistant Professor and PCAP Program Coordinator, University of Bahrain

Joseph Ibrahim

Managing Director, Axens

Justin Canna

Engineering Specialist, Program Development, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Kelsey Kettelhut

Associate Director, Program Development, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Kelepile E. Meleloe

Process Engineer, GME Operations Engineering Solutions Department, Aramco

Madi M. Asiri

Process Engineering Sr. Superintendent, SATORP

Dr. Mohamed Bin Shams

Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Bahrain

Mohammad Mozahar Hossain

Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Mohammed Benchekchou

Director, Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Dr. Nasiru M. Tukur

Engineering Consultant, P&CSD, Aramco

Dr. Nasser Al-Harbi

Sr. Manager, External Collaborations, SABIC

Nihar Gulwadi

Regional Head - MENA, Ingenero Inc

Dr. Ranjit Kulkarni

Global Director – Business Development, Honeywell UOP

Dr. Richard Charlesworth

Executive Director, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Dr. Rohit Patwardhan

Sr. Engineering Consultant, P&CSD, Aramco

Saifuddin Sheikh

Sr. Director – Solution Consulting, AspenTech

Sandeep Goel

Director, Commercial Onshore, MCDERMOTT

Dr. Steve Hall

Independent Industry Consultant

Thabet Abdullah AlGahtani

Sr. Manager, MFG Efficiency, Center of Excellence, SABIC

Tim McMinn

Vice President Process Engineering & Products, ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering Company (EMTEC)

Dr. S M Zakir Hossain

Associate Professor, Department Of Chemical Engr., University of Bahrain

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