2019 Organizing Committee

Meet the phenomenal Industry Leaders behind the event

Abdullah Khalifah

Sr. Engineering Consultant, Saudi Arabian Oil Co (Saudi Aramco)
Works at ISA Saudi Arabia Section

Mr. Abdullah Al-Khalifah is a Sr. ENGINEERING CONSULTANT with more than 32 years’ experience spanning the fields of Field Operations Engineering, Projects execution and commissioning, consultation, engineering studies and operations support with focus on putting his skills and experience in developing and implementing corporate strategies and high value initiatives. Mr. Abdullah graduated with a BSEE from King Fahad University of petroleum & minerals, Dhahran Saudi Arabia, 1986. His career quickly became exclusively Instrumentation and Controls for the Oil and Gas industry. His work covered the full spectrum of greenfield designs to evaluation and modification of existing control systems. He has taken several leadership roles in the ISA Saudi Arabia section including past president of the Section. Abdullah is participates in the new ISA group for Standard 112, SCADA Systems. He is a TUV certified functional Safety engineer.

Khalid Y. Alusail

Engineering Specialist, Saudi Aramco

Khalid Alusail has more than 20 years of experience in IT domain. He is the communication standard committee chairman in Aramco. Khalid’s background extends to working for major global IT vendors such as Cisco and Huawei. Khalid was the CTO for Huawei’s Enterprise in Saudi Arabia. Khalid holds B.S. in EE and has several professional certifications such as Cisco CCIE and Microsoft MCSE

Maha Abduh

Electrical Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Graduated from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah with BS of Physics in 2006 and from The American University of Sharjah with BS of Electrical Engineering in 2014. She is currently working as Electrical Engineer in Saudi Aramco, Power Systems Engineering Department, Smart Grid and Automation Unit. She delivered a technical presentation in Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference 2016 on Optimized Substation Automation. Maha has 3 years of service in Saudi Aramco, mainly on Power Systems Automation and SCADA

Saiful Chowdhury

Sr. Instrument Technician, Jubail United Petrochemical Co.JUPC /SABIC

Mr. Saiful Chowdhury has more than 16 years of extensive work experience in industrial automation with highly maintenance background in Chemical-Petrochemical, O&G industries. Mr. Saiful holds advanced diploma in Industrial automation from Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) Perth, Australia. Working at SABIC one of its affiliate at Jubail United Petrochemical co. Ethylene & U&O plant Instrument department. Specialized skill in turbomachinery equipment’s Instrumentation maintenance & troubleshooting. He hold ISA senior member recognition & ISA CCST level-III license in Instrumentation from ISA, USA. He is the executive board member of ISA Saudi Section organized & attended ISA hosted many technical meetings, seminars and annual technical conferences within the eastern province of Saudi Arabia. He was presenter of first NRB engineer’s convention (CONE-2019) that inaugurated by honorable prime minister Sheikh Hasina, his presentation titled “Develop automation engineering education & professional program in Bangladesh” under Bangladesh a2i & ICT education & skill workforce development session on February 26-27, 2019 at pan-pacific sonargaon hotel Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sinan Hannouneh

Lead Automation Engineer, Stainless Steel Pipe

Sinan is a lead automation engineer who has been with Tenaris Saudi Steel Pipe Co. for 11 years. His main role includes developing a SCADA system that tracks tubes and modify them according to API and Aramco standards. He also studies new requirements for designing SCADA systems including web-based User interface, and storing information into SQL servers.