The 5th ICIS Indian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference :: Speakers The 5th ICIS Indian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference :: Speakers

President
President of Geeta Agashe & Associates, LLC
Geeta S. Agashe (President of Geeta Agashe & Associates, LLC), is a globally renowned and recognized expert in the entire finished lubricants value chain including lubricant basestocks (paraffinic, naphthenic, aromatic, Gas-To-Liquid, bio, as well as synthetic), lubricant and fuel additives, finished lubricants (automotive and industrial), waxes (both petroleum and synthetic incl. Gas-To-Liquid), process oils and other specialties. She is considered an expert in fast developing as well...more
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
SAVITRIBAI PHULE PUNE UNIVERSITY
Dr. Meenal Annachhatre is presently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of Savitribai Phule Pune University. Her areas of specialization are International Finance, Public Economics and International Capital Market. She has more than 7 years of teaching experience and almost three years of corporate experience with Credit Rating Information Services of India Ltd. (Crisil), Mumbai. Meenal holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics, specific to Foreign Exchange Market ...more
Project Lead
KLINE & CO.
Sushmita Dutta is a project manager in the Energy Practice at Kline & Company. She is based in  Kline’s India office and works on the company’s syndicated market research reports in the areas of finished lubricants, lubricant basestocks, used oil and re-refined lubricants, waxes, and lubricant additives.   Sushmita’s responsibilities at Kline include analysing downstream specialty products markets in various countries and preparing comprehensive synd...more
Technology & Solutions Director
GULF OIL MARINE LTD
Don is Managing Director of SMS (Sustainable Maritime Solutions Ltd), Director of Azurtane, Director of the EGCS (Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems) Association and Technology & Solutions Director for Gulf Oil Marine.    He was previously Director for Sustainability and Fuel Technology responsible for BP Group marine energy policy.  He was instrumental in the formation of SEAaT (Shipping Emissions Abatement and Trading) and the installation of the first full scale...more
Chief Manager (Finance)
INDIAN OIL CORPORATION LTD
Ashok Kumar Jain is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India working with IOCL for more than 2 decades. He has had experience of working in various units of IOCL such as marketing Installations, Regional offices and Head Office. For 15 years he has specialised in Indirect taxation in the petroleum industry, handled litigation management & policy matters. He is also regularly a part of in-house workshops and seminars on taxation. He is presently the Chi...more
Regional Manager
AFTON CHEMICAL
Harshad is a Chemical Engineer by training with a Post Graduate degree in Management. He has 21 years of lube industry experience working with lubricant and additive companies, and has handled Product Management, Technical and Sales functions in various responsibilities. For the last 10 years Harshad has been with Afton Chemical and is currently heading up the India office.
Asia Pacific Regional OEM Manager
SHELL GLOBAL LUBRICANTS
Siva Kasturi is the OEM Manager; Asia pacific region for Industrial Lubricants with Shell Global Lubricants based at Mumbai, India. Siva works very closely with all the major Global OEMs based in India and South East Asia. Sharing lubricant technology trends with OEM R&D teams, updating OEMs with updated specifications and gaining OEM approvals are some his key responsibilities Siva’s major areas of specialization are in lubricants for Engine oils, Turbine oils, Wind turbine ...more
SHELL LUBRICANTS
Aishwarya works as senior technical manager for India and South East Asia for Shell's process oils business. She supports the sales of Shell's gas to liquids based and conventional process oils to customers in metal working, jute, plastics, adhesives and various other segments. Aishwarya has been with Shell for eight years in various technical roles. She started as a gasification and gas processing technologist and later moved onto the Philippines as business development te...more
Project Manager
KLINE & CO.
Anuj Kumar is a project manager in the Energy Practice at Kline & Company. Based in Kline’s India office he works on the company’s syndicated market research reports in the areas of finished lubricants, lubricant basestocks, used oil and re-refined lubricants, and lubricant additives.   Anuj manages works on global syndicated reports in these areas focusing on market size and segmentation, forecasting, pricing, business strategy, and market intelligence. His as...more
Senior Manager, Technical Services
HINDUSTAN PETROLEUM CORPORATION LTD
Mr M K Panda is Senior Manager, Technical Services at Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. He has 24 years’ experience in the field of petroleum and lubrication technologies.   His area of special interest and expertise is in automotive engine oils, gear and transmission oils and automotive specialties. He works in close contact with automotive OEMs to meet their lubricants requirements.   Mr Panda is a Certified Lubrication Specialist, holds a B.Tech Mechan...more
Country Director
INFINEUM INDIA ADDITIVES PVT LTD
S K Raghuram has over 30 years of industry experience with more than 15 years of senior sales, commercial, technical & OEM management roles within leading global & national oil companies specializing in lubricants, additives & the downstream fuels industry in India.    A graduate Mechanical engineer by qualification, he is currently Country Director, Infineum India Additives Pvt. Ltd. providing marketing support and business development for Infineum in India. ...more
Licensing Manager, Lubes - Catalysts & Licensing
EXXONMOBIL CORPORATION
Sr. Vice President, R&D
MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LTD
Dr. Tapan Sahoo is currently leading the Engine design domain as Senior Vice President (R&D) at Maruti Suzuki India Limited. He has around 26 years of experience in product design & development, supplier quality assurance and technology management. An Eminent Alumnus and a graduate in Electrical Engineering from VSSUT, Burla (formerly known as UCE, Burla), Dr. Sahoo continued his academic pursuit along with his professional work and completed his MBA and Ph.D. from Department o...more
Vice President - Direct Sales
RAJ PETRO SPECIALTIES PVT LTD
Graduate in Engineering. About 40 years of professional experience in the I.C Engine, Lubricant and Additive industries. Worked for Bosch India and Hindustan Petroleum in India and for Valvoline in the Middle East. Worked for Chevron Oronite in India for 15 years as the Country Head- Sales, followed by a brief stint with Gulf Oil as the Head of the Lubes Business Unit. Presently employed as Vice President- Direct Sales for Raj Petro Specialities Pvt Ltd at Bombay. 
Managing Director
INS SERVICES (UK) LTD
In 1989 Sid started his own company,  Lubrication Services (UK) limited and opened Branches of Lubrication Services in Spain, Australia and New Zealand In 2008 Sid set up InS Services with his current business partner, Colin Cross, to add a new dimension to the registration and approval of food grade lubricants Worldwide, ending the then monopoly of the USA based companies. InS Services now has registration around the world and has more than 1000 product registered under the H...more
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