John Russel is based in Singapore as Vice President, Asia Pacific of PEL, which is now a division of KBC since its acquisition in 2002. KBC is the leading independent provider of technical consulting services to the refining and petrochemical sectors, and PEL is its commercial arm. Previously, since January 1997, he was Managing Director of PEL Pacific based in Thailand and responsible for the Business Development in the Asia Pacific of Petroleum Economics Limited (PEL), London-based international energy consultants. He was also an Executive Director of PEL since 1986.
He has more than 30 years' experience in the international oil and tanker industries. He began his career in the UK with Esso Petroleum and then worked for 10 years with a London Oil and Tanker Broking House before joining PEL in 1981. He has since specialised in the international markets for crude oil and petroleum products, and on energy industry developments throughout the Asia Pacific.
He has acted as chairman and speaker at many oil and tanker conferences throughout the Asia Pacific.
Dr. S.C. Sharma holds doctorate degree from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay with specialisation in Petroleum exploration Geology. He holds 26 years experience in Petroleum Industry and has worked on project development, pricing and policy issues of oil, natural gas, power and fertiliser industry in India.
Dr. Sharma has handled variety of policy issues, besides making investment decisions for number of Energy Sector projects including exploration and development, refining and marketing and gas development projects in India. He had been involved on the issue of dismantling of Administered Price Mechanism (APM) for oil sector in India.
Dr Sharma has been associated with the structuring and development of Petronet LNG project and has been instrumental in developing commercial structure for Petronet LNG Limited including tie up of 7.5 MMTPA LNG with RasGas of Qatar for 25 years. Currently, Dr. Sharma is working as Officer on Special Duty (Petroleum) in Planning Commission, Government of India and involved in developing policies, planning and investment decisions for oil and gas sector.
Mr. Hildebrandt serves as an economist in JPMorgan's Asia Economic Research group in Singapore. He is the lead economist for Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, and he covers emerging Asia economic issues more broadly as well.
Before joining JPMorgan in May 2007, Mr. Hildebrandt served as an economic and financial market analyst in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Emerging Markets Group.
Prior to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Mr. Hildebrandt worked in the International Affairs Department at the US Treasury and in the Economics Section of the US embassy in Jakarta. He also served as a Small Business Development Advisor in Benin, West Africa during his Peace Corps service.
Mr. Hildebrandt has a B.A. degree in Economics and History from the University of Michigan and an MA degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Affairs (SAIS).
Very strong academic background, Consultancy and industrial work experience (25 years) in the areas of Environmental Sciences, Environmental Chemistry & Toxicology and Environmental Engineering. Environmental Project management at SABIC, Petrochemical Affiliates (Petrokemya, Kemya, SabTank, Ibn-Arrazi(saudi Methanol co.), Ibn-sina, SADAF, Fertilizer Company (Safco-Ibn-Albaytar) in addition to Saudi Chevron and SASREF in the following areas: Environmental monitoring including Point Source Emission testing, Fugitive and Predictive Emission Monitoring (SABIC), Continuous Emission and Ambient air quality monitoring, environmental site assessment, environmental impact assessment, Ground water and Soil sampling and analysis and chemical fate computer models and Dispersion modelling.
Project management and execution at SABIC Petrochemical Affiliates and Saudi Aramco in the area of hazardous waste management and environmental laboratories management including hazardous waste identification, characterization, analysis, transportation, storage, treatment and disposal, with long field experience in the management of rotary kiln Incinerators Design, Operation and operating data management & pertinent regulations. In depth knowledge of Waste Water Management and hazardous and industrial waste landfills ( design, operation and management), chemical & physical treatment ( BeeA'h-Saudi Arabia & Fennville & Clarksville, MI-USA)
William is managing director of Asia Renewables and also the Principal of the Conchubar Infrastructure Fund , a US$ 250 million fund focused on industrial-policy linked infrastructure investments in emerging markets. William has over 20 years experience in infrastructure and investments across Asia, across sectors from upstream chemicals, electric power generation, and carbon offsets. In the chemicals sector he has been an investor into the PA/DOP, Oxynol, and upstream aromatics sectors. He is also a co-founder of Asia Renewables, a renewable energy firm with projects in India, China and ASEAN.
William has served as an advisor to various Governments in Asia and been with the Ministry of Finance in Korea (as U.S. Fulbright Scholar) and with US OPIC, and has degrees from University of Chicago, University of Michigan and the University of London (LSE and SOAS).
Steven van Wagensveld is Manager Technology Services, Uhde Shedden Thailand's front end delivery division.
He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Amsterdam and has 23 years experience in Process Engineering design, with a strong focus on the front end implementation of syngas manufacturing projects and the development of new technologies.
Steven is responsible for the application of Uhde Shedden's technology know how to projects in SE Asia. In addition to Uhde Shedden's traditional areas of expertise of oil & gas and oil refining, he played a key role in establishing the Melbourne office as one of the Uhde centres of competence for clean coal technologies.
In recent years Steven has been heavily involved in studies and front end delivery of coal gasification projects for the generation of transport fuels, hydrogen, power and various chemical products, and led the feasibility studies for two Australian carbon capture and sequestration programs.