The 11th ICIS Asian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference :: Speakers The 11th ICIS Asian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference :: Speakers




Director Visionary Sciences
Frost & Sullivan
Shikhar Aggarwal is a Director with the Frost & Sullivan Singapore Visionary Sciences Practice. He has more than 8 years of business consulting experience with Industry and government agencies across Asia Pacific in fields such as Market Entry Strategy, Competitive Analysis, Research & Development roadmaps, Technology assessment, Economic Impact analysis, Financial Modelling, Market and Industry Development strategies, Infrastructure Development, Business Process Re...more
Base Oil Technology Manager
Subhasis Bhattacharya Senior Technology Manager Chevron Lummus Global, Richmond, CA, USA   Subhasis Bhattacharya is the senior technology manager for Chevron Lummus Global. As an employee of Chevron USA and with over twenty-six years of industry experience, he has focused mostly on hydroprocessing technology development and process design during the last twenty years. Subhasis has a MS in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has pres...more
Regional Business Manager- Engine Oils
Jason Chong is Regional Business Manager for Lubrizol Corporation. Jason is responsible for the Engine Oils additives business in the Asia Pacific and manages the team responsible for delivery of new engine oils additive products for the region. He has been with Lubrizol for 13 years and held various roles including product management, technical support, and business development in Asia and North America. Prior to joining Lubrizol, Jason was an area manager with ExxonMobil. Jason gaine...more
Basestocks & Specialties Market Development Manager
In 2016, Duncan assumed the role of Global Market Development Manager, for Basestocks & Specialties Marketing at ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialities Marketing Company. In this role, he is accountable for leading the global market development team and multiple cross-functional teams in support of business growth, improving and implementing the Basestocks & Specialties customer offer and for bringing and representing the customer’s perspective within ExxonMobil....more
Power Train Evaluation & Engineering Division
Ken Hashimoto is in charge of R & D of heavy duty diesel engines for trucks and buses at Hino Motors. In 2009 he graduated with a Master’s degree from Kogakuin University, Tokyo, and the same year joined Hino Motors in the Power Train Evaluation and Engineering Division. Subsequently he has worked in the teams focussing on durability and reliability, and after treatment systems of heavy duty diesel engines. Since 2013 he has focussed on the research and development of fue...more
Executive Director
Anna Hiamatsu is Executive Director at Japan Sun Oil Company, Ltd, (subsidiary of Sunoco, Inc.) established August 1966 as the marketing arm of Sunoco for the Asia Pacific region with the corporate office located in Tokyo and lubricant manufacturing facilities in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture. Prior to returning to Japan Sun Oil in 2011, Anna was in charge of taxes for Chemoil Corporation and IPC(USA), Inc (fuels) in San Francisco, California. Originally an accounting major from the Unive...more
Senior Manager, Wilmar
Choon Wai is Senior Manager of Wilmar International Group, Asia’s leading agribusiness group. He is also the Deputy General Manager of Wilmar associate company, Global Amines Company, a Wilmar-Clariant joint venture.   Wilmar is ranked amongst the largest listed companies by market capitalisation on the Singapore Exchange. Founded in 1991, Wilmar has today become World’s largest processor and merchandiser of palm and lauric oils and manufacturer of palm biodiesel a...more
Global Head Lubricants
Caroline Huot is Global Head Lubricants at COCKETT MARINE OIL Group, an affiliate of well-known global conglomerates VITOL and Grinrod. COCKETT LUBRICANTS offers a wide range of expert marine lubrication supply solutions, LUBE MONITOR on board and on shore technical services as well as a global supply network available 24/7. COCKETT Group is a global fuels and lubricants supplier headquartered in the United Arab Emirates with offices in 15 other key worldwide locations: Brazil, United ...more
Lubes Technologist
Youhei Inagaki is a Lubes Technologist with Infineum Japan Ltd. He holds over 10 years of automotive industry experience working on fuel economy and exhaust gas emission performance evaluation of heavy duty diesel engines. He has a strong knowledge of tribology and engine technology. His roles have included additive product development across a range of segments from marine, passenger car and heavy duty diesel engines, to motorcycles. 
Vice President, Head of Lube Sales Division
Kitae Kang is vice president, head of lube sales division for S-OIL. He currently is in charge of S-OIL’s lube businesses. Kang joined S-OIL in 1992 and went through several positions in S-OIL including fuel products trader, petrochemical products trader, as well as base oil overseas marketer. He has been representative of Houston Branch for S-OIL during 1999 and 2001 where he marketed S-OIL products to the customers in the United States. He was team leader for Lube Base Oil Expo...more
Head, Business Planning
PETRONAS Penapisan (Melaka) Sdn. Bhd
SK Lee is working at PETRONAS subsidiary, Malaysian Refining Company Sdn. Bhd. (MRC), one of the  group III base oils producers in Asia. Currently working on strategy positioning of upgrading petroleum products to value added solvents, chemicals, and drilling fluid. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the field of petroleum products, base oils research and development, marketing and sales as well as strategy planning. Prior joining MRC, he was the senior technical m...more
Product Manager, Engine Oils, South East Asia
Roy Mah is a Product Manager for Engine Oil Additives at Lubrizol.  Based in Lubrizol’s Singapore office, he is responsible for the PCMO and HDMO product portfolio, covering Southeast Asia and Australia. He graduated from the University of Northumbria (UK) and has been active in the area of technical marketing, product development and sales, with over 17 years of working experience in the industry.  
International Affairs Fellow
Council on Foreign Relations – International Affairs Fellow (Japan) Senior Fellow – EastWest Institute Chair – Japan-ROK – Pacific Forum CSIS (Center for Strategic andInternational Studies)   Jonathan is an international affairs professional with expertise on security, defense and intelligence issues in Northeast Asia. He has held a variety of positions in the private and public sector. Currently, he is an international affairs fellow with the C...more
Test Research Dept. Vice Department Manager
Tianjin SwARC Automotive Research Laboratory Co., Ltd
Mr. Min Jie is F&L Department Manager of SwARC, a joint venture between CATARC and SwRI. In the last 10 years, he has managed hundreds of fuel and lubricant field and bench test projects in China. He has also taken part in the China Lubricant Innovation Alliance as the representative of CATARC. )* * CATARC is China Automotive Technology and Research Center, the most authoritative 3rd party automotive certification and research organization in China...more
Director, Energy
Milind Phadke is a Director of the Energy Practice at Kline & Company. Based in Kline’s India office he is responsible for the company’s syndicated market research reports in the areas of finished lubricants, lubricant basestocks, and lubricant additives. His client base includes all of the global and leading regional energy companies located in North America, Europe and Asia. Milind has more than 15 years of work experience in the petroleum industry in sales, marketing...more
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Y.P.Rao joined Gulf Oil in 2004 and has over 33 years of experience in Oil Industry. As Head of Global Technology of Gulf Oil International, Dr. Rao is responsible for Product Development, OEM coordination and Technical Services. At Gulf Oil, Dr Rao along with his team is responsible for revision of entire product portfolio, development of around 1200 product formulations and obtaining around 500 approvals from Global OEMs/API/NMMA/JASO etc. Also responsible for establishing India'...more
Senior Consultant, Asia
John Richardson is a highly experienced trainer and chemicals industry journalist, who has been working in the industry for 16 years. Based in Asia-Pacific, John has deep knowledge of the companies and people who have transformed the region into the world’s major production and consumption region. His aim is to provide insightful, factually based analysis of the key issues facing the industry. His views are highly valued by senior executives, who appreciate his balanced and ...more
Director Business Development
Joe Rousmaniere is Director of Business Development for Chemlube International, a base oil trading company with offices in New York, Switzerland, and Singapore and operations worldwide. He has more than 30 years of experience in the base oil business and specializes  in setting up marketing operations for innovative top tier base oil products.
Technical Director
A qualified Polymer Technologist from University of Northumbria (UK) and MBA from University of Teesside (UK), with over 20 years’ experience in the design, manufacture and operation of packaging for the petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food industries. Following 19 years in senior technical and operations roles with Europe’s largest manufacture of polyethylene film products, Sangster joined Braid Group in 2011 as Technical & Quality Director, and is responsible for all as...more
Senior Industry Analyst
Whitney Shi is the Senior Industry Analyst in C1 Energy Department for ICIS, located in Shanghai, China, and is currently responsible for editing ICIS China base oil report. She joined ICIS China in 2011, she has rich experience in base oil market and focused on the regular report, multiple client report and individualized report of the base oils to meet the client’s requirement.
Vice President
Li Wang is the Vice President of Kline & Company’s Asia operation, based in Shanghai, China..   Li Wang has been instrumental in the growth of the firm’s practice and activities within China and the entire Asia Pacific region. He manages consulting assignments for the region, imparting his significant skills and expertise to the execution of these engagements.   During his 14-year tenure with Kline, Mr. Wang has consulted with clients o...more
Business Manager, Engine Oil
Junmin Zhao is the Business Manager, Engine Oil, Lubrizol China. He joined Lubrizol China in 1998 and brings over 18 years experiences in engine oil additive marketing, technology and product development. Over the course of his career with Lubrizol, he took numerous positions as Account Manager, Sales Manager, Engine Oil Technology Manager and Product Manager. Junmin Zhao holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine-Chemical Engineering from Tianjin University.   赵军民,...more
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