Philippe Peccard was born 1970 in region Paris, France.

Professional Experience

Since 2003 – Linde Group in Abu Dhabi, Munich, Shanghai
Since 2017 – President Linde Engineering & Linde Investments Middle-East/North Africa
2010- Vice-President Project Development Europe/Middle-East/Africa
2005 – Head Business Development Greater China
2003 – Business Development for Linde investments in syngas plants
1993-2002 – Air Liquide in Paris
1999 – Project Manager, projects in Benelux
1994 – Process Manager
1992-1993 – Shell U.K., Research & Development


  • Master’s Degree, Engineering Physics/Applied Physics, Nancy in France
  • Bachelor Degree in Applied Science (B.A.Sc.), Chemical Engineering, Nancy in France

Nasser AlSuwaidi, Director of Petroleum Economic at the Ministry of Energy, UAE.
Nasser has a Bachelor in Business Administration and Banks from the University of Arizona, USA. He has also completed a Leadership Development Skills programme from Harvard University. USA. Nasser is the General Sectary of the UAE Youth Petroleum council, Member of the Gasoline and Diels committee in Ministry of Energy UAE, and Member of the GECF committee  in Qatar.

Mr. Yves Kervren, currently holds the position of Managing Director for TechnipFMC in Abu Dhabi. With over 2,000 employees in the Region, TechnipFMC Abu Dhabi is the hub for the Group activities in the Sub-Region.

As Group representative, He is in charge of the overall TechnipFMC Group Onshore and Offshore activities as well as the general management of Abu Dhabi, Doha and Kuwait Operating Centers.
Mr. Kervren carries with him more than 25 years of extensive experience in the Oil & Gas industry, 20 years of which within TechnipFMC Group with various assignments in France, North America, Asia & the Middle East handling key endeavors in project management, commercial activities and engineering joint ventures.

Prior to his stint as Abu Dhabi Managing Director, he was TechnipFMC- Qatar Country Manager for 5 years; was a Vice President – Sales Downstream, responsible for all onshor commercial business activities of Qatar, Yemen, Oman, Syria, Pakistan & India; and, was a Project Manager handling major EPC projects in particular for LNG mega Projects in Qatar.

Mr. Kervren is active in the Middle East O&G market over the last 13 years.

Chang-Sern Ee is a Singaporean graduated with a Chemical Engineering degree from National University of Singapore and completed his MBA with distinction from the University of Hull. Since then, he has worked over 20 years in the refining and petrochemical industry for Exxon Mobil, KBR and Royal Dutch Shell.

Chang Sern’s started his early career as a refinery process engineer and then moved into catalyst technical support, sales and technology licensing. In the latter part of his career with Shell, he progressed into joint venture management manufacturing, where he was appointed senior management roles such as the Shell board director and shareholder representative for various refinery and petrochemical plants located in China, Pakistan, Korea, Japan and Saudi Arabia.

Chang Sern is currently seconded to a Shell/SABIC joint venture – SADAF (Saudi Petrochemical Company) in Saudi Arabia as the senior vice president. SADAF employs more than 900 staff in operating a 1.1 MM tonnes per year ethylene cracker that manufactures styrene, ethylene dichloride, MTBE and caustic products.

Chang Sern describes himself as passionate in delivering sustainable manufacturing excellence through building the right culture and developing people. He believes that both occupational and process safety are core values to which reliability and other manufacturing excellence can build on. Keeping ahead of the competition requires sweating the assets and applying cost leadership using LEAN approach to ensure sustainable performance. Subsequently investing in the right projects will bring in growth for the company.

Jim Moshi is Regional General Manager of Honeywell UOP in Middle East, a strategic business unit of Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies division.  UOP is a leading international supplier of process technology, catalysts, engineered systems, and technical and engineering services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. The company has offices around the globe, serving customers in more than 150 countries.

Prior to his current role, Jim served as Middle East Sales Director for UOP’s Process Technology & Equipment business.

Jim joined Honeywell UOP in 1989 and has held a variety of positions in Research and Development, Field Operating Service, Engineering, Technical Sales, Regional Services and Technology Transfer.   He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Abdulla is leading the Refining and Petrochemicals Unit at ADNOC’s Downstream Directorate. An industry specialist with more than 22 years of experience, he is currently responsible for ADNOC’s downstream Refining and Petrochemicals business governance for multiple operating companies including ADNOC Refining, Borouge ADP, Borouge Pte and ADNOC Fertilizers.

Based at ADNOC’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, he oversees the operations and performance of assets, identifies new asset growth opportunities to drive greater operational performance as well as the planning and execution of refining and petrochemical mega projects for the operating companies. Prior to his current role, he was the Senior Vice President of the Borouge Technical Group where he was responsible to develop and sustain a long term perspective of Borouge assets, the development of new products, and to ensure the continuous assets integrity compliance.

He began his career outside ADNOC group of companies then he joined Borouge early 2000 as a Process Engineer where he subsequently took on various managerial positions including Senior Vice President of the Borouge 3 Project, the petrochemical production plant that was set up in Ruwais in 2015.

A UAE national, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the UAE University in Al Ain.

Suleman A. Al-Bargan is currently the Executive Director of Domestic Refining and NGL Fractionation in Saudi Aramco. He manages the domestic refining portfolio with a processing capacity of more than 2.5 million barrels per day. This includes 4 wholly owned refineries and 4 Joint Ventures. In addition to refining, Al-Bargan manages 1.9 million barrels per day of the kingdom’s NGL Fractionation capacity and 550 thousand barrels per day of Base Oil.

He is a seasoned leader with 35 years of experience in both Upstream and Downstream. Before his latest assignment as an Executive Director of Domestic Refining and NGL Fractionation, Al-Bargan was assigned several critical roles throughout his career in Saudi Aramco such as CEO of SAMREF (Saudi Aramco & Exxon Mobil JV in Yanbu), General Manager of Jazan Refining Complex, Manager of Oil Supply Planning and Scheduling Department, Director of Personnel and Manager of Uthmaniyah, Hawiyah and Berri Gas Plants.

Suleman Al-Bargan has a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri Columbia and an MBA through the MIT Sloan Fellows Program.

David Marion is now Vice President Manufacturing in SATORP (JV Saudi Aramco and Total located at Jubail industrial area in Saudi Arabia).

Career of 23 years in Total group, mainly in refining, David started as Process control engineer for about 3 years followed by a position as Operation Superintendant for about 4 years in Normandy Refinery (France). After 1 year in USA – Houston TX, was appointed as Project manager to implement SAP in 12 European refineries. His next position was Maintenance manager at Feyzin refining and petrochemicals (France), followed by a business position in Donges refinery (France). In 2009, he was general manager of SARA refinery (JV Total, Ruby, Exxon) in Martinique French Caribbean island. He was then back to Normandy refinery as GM for about 3 years and then moved to Saudi Arabia in July 2015.

Steve is Vice President, responsible for operations in the Middle East, based in Solomon’s Bahrain office.

His responsibilities include both supporting the Worldwide Comparative Performance Analysis activities and conducting advisory assignments. Prior to joining Solomon, Mr. McCoskey was employed by Eastman Chemical for 32 years in engineering, operations and business management roles and has more than 38 years of practice in the petrochemical and energy industries globally with proven leadership, operational, and project management experience. He is highly adept at developing and implementing corporate solutions to technical, financial, and political issues.