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Dr Christian Bruch graduated from the University of Hannover with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He completed a PhD in Thermodynamics at the Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich and, in 1997, commenced work as Project Manager Research at the ETH.
In 2000, Dr Bruch moved to the electric utility company RWE, where he ultimately assumed the role of Head of Research and Project Development at RWE Fuel Cells GmbH.

In 2004, Dr Bruch joined the Tonnage business at Linde’s Gases Division. In 2005, he became head of Tonnage Business Development Airgases.
Dr Bruch moved to Linde’s Engineering Division in 2009, after being appointed General Manager of the Air Separation Plants product line.
In 2013, he became a member of the Board of Directors of the Linde Engineering Division.

Dr Bruch has been a member of the Executive Board of Linde Aktiengesellschaft since 2015. He is responsible for the Engineering Division.

Fahad Al Dawood is the Vice President of COTC in Innovation & Business Development division of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. His total experience is 21 years in the Petrochemical industry. He assumed many leadership responsibilities as he was assigned for United affiliate as GM Operations and then moved to Petrokemya co as GM-Hydrocarbons Operations. He got promoted to lead SABIC Terminal Services CO., SabTank, as a President.

He has been assigned to lead the Olefins & Gases Division when got promoted as a Vice President in the Chemical SBU of SABIC. January 2017 he has given a major task of leading a joint project between SABIC and Saudi Aramco known as COTC Project; representing SABIC as a Vice President.

Through his experiences, he was a member in many board of directors for different companies as the following, ChemTank, Kemeya, Yanpet and Saudi Kayan.

He obtained his BE in Electrical Engineering from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals KSA.

Silviu received his Master of Science degree in 2005 from the “Oil and Gas” University of Ploiesti,Romania, the Faculty of Oil & Gas Processing Technology and Petrochemistry and has 13 years extensive experience in oil and gas, especially at FCC refineries. Before joining GRACE in June 2014 he has worked as an Operations Engineer on the JERP Satorp Refinery Project in Saudi Arabia, as a Production Engineer for Amromco Energy in Romania and in the US, and as a Section Head of the FCC at the S.C Petrotel – Lukoil S.A. Refinery in Romania. Silviu combines the hands on refinery operations experience with the technical understanding of FCC catalysis to provide the best in class unit follow up and optimization. Over the past 3 years, Silviu has visited majority of the refineries in the Middle East, providing technical support and managing the sales process of FCC catalyst and additives.

 Afroditi Pourtoulidou graduated from Chemical Engineering Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

She is a senior Engineer with more than ten years’ experience. She has started her professional career from 2007, as a Chemical Engineer at ENCOS-Hellas Engineering & Construction in Germany where her main activities has deal with Basic and Detailed Engineering Studies and the leading of small Projects. Since September of 2008 she is a member of the employee of the Hellenic Petroleum S.A. in Thessaloniki as a Process Engineer in the Technical Department.

Mike has over 30 years’ experience in the Oil and Gas sector and has led a variety of regional businesses in Shell’s Downstream portfolio including Lubricants, Aviation and Marine in regions as diverse as the Middle East and Central and Eastern Europe. He has been involved in Shell’s Sulphur business since 2010 – initially based in the UAE and was responsible for developing a number of key Upstream Sulphur Ventures. He returned to London in 2012 and took on the role of Global VP for the Sulphur business in mid-2013. Mike is also currently the Vice Chair of The Sulphur Institute (TSI). He graduated from Bristol University with a background in Social Sciences and completed his MBA at Henley, The Management College.

Muhamad Fadhil has extensive experience in tracking and analysing petrochemical prices and market trends in the Middle East. His area of interest includes crude oil and downstream markets in the Middle East. Besides representing ICIS at major industry events, Fadhil has been a regular speaker and moderator at conferences and exhibitions around the world.

Before joining ICIS, Fadhil worked for Singapore-based Channel NewsAsia. Fadhil has also worked for Hill & Associates Risk Consulting, and the O&S Group of Companies.

Fadhil holds a masters degree in Literary Studies from the National University of Singapore and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of London.