2019 Advisory Committee

Meet the phenomenal Industry Leaders behind the event

Abdullah E. Al-Enazi

Electrical and Instrumentation Manager, Maaden Aluminium Company - Alumina Refinery

Abdullah Eid Al-Enazi is Electrical and Instrumentation Manager at Ma’aden Alumina Refinery. He holds a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from KFUPM 1998. Abdullah has 20 years’ experience in Control systems and instrumentation. He was also involved in the commissioning and startup of first Alumina Refinery in Saudi Arabia. He has participated in many control systems projects for Aramco Northern Area Producing Department. He was noted for his presentation in innovation idea to use hybrid wind-solar power systems for offshore platforms. Abdullah has also received recognitions from Saudi Aramco and Ma’aden for accomplished achievements.

Ali Qarah

Manager, QA Analyzer, SABIC Ibn Zahr

Ali has more than 22 years of experience on petrochemical process analyzer field, which worked in technical and managerial levels of petrochemical plants in IBN ZAHR, SABIC Saudi Arabia. He has leaded his analyzer team for many projects, turnarounds and shutdowns including the design, de-commissioning, commissioning and startup to the success. Worked with multi-cultural work environment during the previous years. Currently working on SABIC, IBN ZAHR as Analyzer manager covering all the corrective and preventive maintenance for analyzer equipment in the complex. Provide the required support to all analyzer committees in Jubail & Yanbu. He has hold lead positions on analyzer/instrumentation domains and actively participated & lead teams to create SABIC analyzer manufacturing & engineering standards.

Dr. Fahd Ahmed Banakhr

Yanbu Research Director at Colleges and Institutes Sector, Royal Commission Yanbu Colleges & Institutes

Dr. Fahd A Banakhr is the Director of Yanbu Research Center in Royal commission of Yanbu, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. His first degree in Electronic and Industrial Control Engineering from the University of Nottingham U.K. His Master degree in Electronic Instrumentation Systems from the University of Manchester U.K. finally His Ph.D. from Loughborough University U.K. in Sensors and Instrumentation Engineering. Dr. Fahd is a member of ISA and a member of IEEE (IEEE Instrumentation and Measurements Society, IEEE Control Systems (Intelligent Control Systems Technical Committee) also he is a member of Institute of Measurements and Control in U.K. Dr. Fahd Banakhr is the chairman of IEEE IoT and Harmonization Middle East Sub Group and he is the Vic Chairman of the IEEEE Smart Transducers for IoT Working Group. He is a visitor lecturer in Smart and Intelligent Instrumentation at the University of Nottingham Trent in U.K. His Research Interests are in Intelligent and Smart sensors, Intelligent Control Systems, Internet of things and Artificial Intelligence. He was Awarded the High Voltage Association Student Excellence Award from IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference in 2012, also he was awarded Sir Martin Award for Academic and non-academic achievement from Loughborough University in 2011.

Erol Beller

Instrument Principal Engineer, Sadara

Erol Beller is Instrumentation Principal Engineer at Engineering Department of Sadara Chemical Company for last 5 years. He is leading his team for field instrumentation design and advance trouble shooting. Earlier he worked 25 years in Instrumentation Department of BASF Chemical company focusing various areas including Process Safety, Process Automation etc. Erol has valuable chemical industry experience including SIS design, Automation Security, several Commissioning & Start-up of chemical facilities, modernization of instrumentation systems from old pneumatic systems to electronic and from electronic to DCS including batch systems. Erol Beller used play basketball and likes to play Snooker.

Faisal Aldhafeeri

Public Relations Director, Royal Comission for Jubail And Yanbu

Faisal Aldhafeeri is the Public Relations Director of Royal Commission for Jubail as well as the President of the International Public Relations Association, Gulf Chapter (IPRA-GC).

Hadi AlShammari

Superintendent, Process Control, SATORP

Hadi is now the Superintendent Process Control in SATORP JV Saudi Aramco and Total located at Jubail industrial area in Saudi Arabia). Hadi has more than 26 years of experience, started in Operation for almost 4 years and moves to Control System & Automation. He worked more than 20 years in SABIC. He starts with SATORP since 2011. He joins the pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up of Process Control Systems at SATORP along with all process Units Start-up, Stabilization and Steady-State Operation. He is holding a master degree in Business Administration with major of Project management. He presently oversees to the smooth operations of different technologies deployed in SATORP Refinery which are gears towards efficient operations of all Units. He is a member in number of committees’ setup for the evaluation of different applications related to process Optimization in SATORP & at Saudi.

Hamdi Aljadani

Chief Information Officer, Jazan Gas Projects Company (JGPC)

Hamdi Al-Jadani: CIO, Gas Integrated Company As The technology leader in GIC, his focus is to provide efficient technological investment across the organization covering the increasing demand and dependency on technology, building a state of art information technology platform. This includes translating the board of directors’ requirement into a mixture of different solutions that are integrated and securely working together for delivering business needs. With his 20 Years of experience in information technology, Hamdi bring with him a rich ,wide exposure to different type of businesses that sharpen his skills and made him a valuable asset for any organization.

Majed Al Baqawi

Superintendent, Saudi Industrial Investment Group (SIIG) with Chevron Phillips Chemical Company (S-CHEM)

Majed Al-Baqawi is Superintendent Process Control Engineer for Saudi Chevron Phillips’ (S-CHEM) Process Control Department. He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from University Of Toledo – Ohio USA . Majed has 20 years of experience in the fields of Petrochemical Industry and Process Automation, Functional Safety Requirements and Control Systems ( DCS, PLC, BN3500, CCC and Woodward ). He is also highly skilled in the processes of troubleshooting and investigation as well as having seasoned experience in Instrumentation Measurement Devices Sizing and Selection. He has worked extensively with Control System Life Cycle Management and Upgradation . Furthermore, Majed has experience of the International electrotechnical commission Standards IEC-61508/61511 and ISA 84. He also has great experience of PHA/LOPA Study and Review. He is a member of ISA ID # 000033247728; Saudi Council Of Engineer ID # 17569; and Functional Safety Practitioner (FSP) -Exida ID # 171213005

Muaiyed Alotaibi

Specialty Engineering CT & TG Lead, Sadara

Muaiyed Alotaibi is the Group leader of Custody Transfer & Tank Gauging in Specialty Engineering Department of Sadara Chemical company a JV between Saudi Aramco and DOW chemical. He holds a M.sc Degree in Engineering Management (2019) and B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (2013) from KFUPM. He was part of Sadara team whom participated in successfully commission ,startup and passing lender reliability test.

Yasser M. Zaki

Events & Sponsorship Manager, Sadara

Yasser is the Events & Sponsorship Manager at Sadara Chemical Company of Saudi Arabia, who currently drives its marketing communications function. Also, he is an advisory board member in the Energy Leadership Platform for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and council member at the PR & Communication Association in UK as well as a board member for the GCC Chapter in the International Association of Business Communicators of US. Prior to Sadara, he worked for EQUATE Petrochemical Company and the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) in Kuwait. Yasser is an expert in corporate & marketing communications bringing over +19 years of experience throughout Europe and the Middle East. He is an Accredited PR Practitioner, a Certified PR Manager and holds a bachelor degree in International Business from Cairo