The 7th ICIS Asian Surfactants Conference :: Speakers The 7th ICIS Asian Surfactants 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
Head of LAB
Reliance Industries
Kalpesh Ambani has worked for Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) for 24 years.  Kalpesh holds an engineering degree in Polymers from Pune University, India and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University, USA. Kalpesh spent first 2 years of his career at Reliance at their Hazira Manufacturing Unit’s Mono Ethylene Glycol and Polyethylene unit learning the reins of manufacturing prior to pursing his MBA. Since 1997, Kalpesh has held several positions within Reliance’s petroch...more
Commercial Leader - South Asia
Momentive Perfomance Materials
As an acclaimed alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Subhasis Bhattacharjee has been a passionate believer of inclusiveness in research with added dimension of corporate experience.  Having begun a journey with the G.B. Pant University in  Agrochemicals he has spent 11 years in the field of pesticides before moving onto the very specialized field of Surfactants for Agricultural use where his current area of interest includes; ·     &n...more
Managing Partner
Neil Burns is managing partner of Neil A Burns LLC, an investment and advisory firm focused on the surfactant and oleochemicals industries. He is also CEO of P2 Science, Inc. a renewable chemicals company. He holds a BSc. in Chemistry from the University of York, UK and an MBA from the Wharton School."
General Manager - Group Sustainability
Wilmar International
Perpetua “Pep” George, is the General Manager for Group Sustainability of Wilmar International Limited, where she is responsible for driving and implementing the Group’s sustainability policy and programmes in its own operations as well as on third-party suppliers. Pep is also spearheading Wilmar’s supply chain transformation initiative that guides suppliers – including smallholders - towards sustainable practices. Pep is actively involved in various multi-sta...more
Global Market Development Manager
ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Deputy Chief Engineer
Ms Yu Jing works for CHINA National Petroleum & Chemical Planning Institute (CICPI)). Throughout her career, she has drawn up medium and long term development plans for the Chinese government, such as the twelfth five-year-plan on the China petrochemical industry. As a senior consultant, she has consulted widely in petrochemicals for international and domestic companies. She has finished many chemicals market reports and project proposals, feasibility studies of chemical products. She ...more
Charu Kapoor is the Principal for Chemicals at TATA Strategic Management Group, the largest Indian owned management consulting firm in South Asia.   Charu has 14 years of global professional experience. He has been with TATA Strategic since 2012. Prior to TATA Strategic, he has worked with TRW Inc. in USA for 5 years and thereafter as an Executive Director with Auchtel Products Ltd. (Formerly Henkel Chemicals India Ltd.) for 8 years.   Charu has full business cycl...more
Business Development Manager, Cosmetics, Asia-Pacific
Bonwook (Bonuc) Koo is a business development expert with over 21 years of experience specializing in cosmetics & personal care industry and entrepreneurship. He has an array of skills in sales, marketing, technical support, NPD, key account management(MNCs) and cross-functional/ national collaboration in cosmetic ingredient market.  Bonuc started his career as cosmetic chemist in a cosmetics company.  Then developed his career path as sales/marketing/technical...more
Head of South East Asia
LMC International
Dr Julian McGill is the Head of South East Asia at LMC International. He is in charge of research and business development for the ASEAN region. He and his team are based in Kuala Lumpur. He focuses primarily on vegetable oils, oleochemicals, rubber and high protein feed markets (such as aquafeed). His main research interest is in understanding how growers and processors manage to achieve superior margins, despite operating in a commodity market. Dr McGill holds an M.A. (Honours) in Ec...more
SC Beauty Network
Leza Parker is the CEO of Asia's growing beau-tech firm, SC Beauty Network, funded by VC and operational in six countries including India. She is also an active investor of start ups in various industries related to education tech, legal tech, fashion, F&B, beauty and more. In 2016 she established the LP Incubators that is dedicated to groom and invest in entrepreneurs in pre-seed & seeding stage. She is often invited to speak at events, lecture universities and an avid writer ...more
Lux Research
Anthony Schiavo is an Analyst based in Lux Research’s Singapore office. He leads the Advanced Materials team and supports the Asia Materials research program. Under his leadership, the Advanced Materials team conducts research on technical and market trends in areas such as future materials platforms, advanced structural materials, and coatings. His expertise also includes new technological innovations in digital manufacturing, advanced chemicals, bio-materials, materials informatics...more
Principal Research Scientist
Dow Chemical Company
Dr. Wanglin Yu is a Principal Research Scientist at The Dow Chemical Company based in Lake Jackson, Texas, where he has supported Dow Industrial Solutions since 2005. His responsibility includes the development of new surfactant products and applications focusing on various industrial processes and agrochemicals. He also plays an active role in supporting innovations in several Dow’s market facing business units, including Dow Oil, Gas & Mining Business and Dow Coating Materials....more
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