19th Asia CemenTrade Summit

24-25 Oct, 2017 - Hanoi, VIETNAM

Pan Pacific Hanoi
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About our Event Speakers
We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.
Mr. Ryan Nguyen Tien Dat

As per his favorite quote: “Action is the foundation key to all success”, Mr. Nguyen Tien Dat (Ryan) – Deputy CEO of the Vissai group – has been acting aggressively for his dream of building up Vissai reputation and positioning Vissai brand name as the best Vietnamese cement producer in this industry. With his energy and pro-active character, goal-driven mind-set, Mr.Ryan approaches each new business challenge with his sense for innovation, creativeness and willing to act as risk-taker to pioneer in many new technologies and project.


Mr.Ryan began his career as an auditor at Grant Thornton Vietnam. Having graduated from one of the best universities in Hanoi, specializing in foreign trade, Ryan’s goal was to become an expert of finance and build a “Wall Street” in Vietnam. But life was not that easy! He himself experienced the very hard time of being unemployed due to the downsizing of his company. He used to be much frustrated to lose the goals, having no ideas about the future or which path to go to develop his career… Looking back that hard time, it was also very valuable experience to push for his gigantic growth until now.


Recognized as a high-potential executive, in 2009, he was asked by the Chairman of The Vissai to join the group, first as a Commercial manager. After 9 years contributing to Vissai and holding different positions, he has wide knowledge of cement industry and truly understanding on strong and weak points of Vissai which is a very good base for him to develop the Group. He printed his foot in many projects of Vissai, bringing Vissai cement to 36 countries in the world, expanding Vissai to 10 production lines in 10 years, and managing the group of 5000 people. Most recently, Vissai has launched their strategic asset – The Vissai International Terminal – and he is on the way to develop it to become one of the best ports in Asean which meets international standards of operation and management.


Thanks to his effort, over the span of his career Mr.Ryan has received many awards, not only from the company but also from the Government including the Prime Minister Award for Successful Businessman. He has also been voted to become the Chairman of the Economic Forum between Vietnam and Bangladesh. On top of that, the greatest award to him is the respect and appreciation from all of his staffs who always look at him as a typical example of keep on trying and acting for greater success.  

Mr. Ryan Nguyen Tien Dat, Vice General Director /Head of Strategy Dept
Vissai Cement Group
Day 1 [Tue 24, October], at 09:40 AM

Mr. Pavel Cech

Pavel spent two decades with the cement industry managing purchasing and resource recovery/industrial ecology. Has worked predominantly in Asia where he developed and managed numerous Alternative Fuel and Raw Material businesses. In 2016 he joined ResourceCo to further pursue AF business in Asia.

Mr. Pavel Cech, Managing Director
ResourceCo Asia Sdn Bhd
Chairman’s Introduction & Remarks
Day 1 [Tue 24, October], at 09:00 AM
Day 1 [Tue 24, October], at 04:15 PM

Oknha Kuch Sinith

Born in October 28, 1959 , Mr. KUCH SINITH, was chosen to serve the company as Chief Executive Director in 2013. Graduated as Mechanical Engineer in Aviation Academy in Kiev- Ukraine in 1986, Mr. SINITH  began his career as  Chief of Maintenance Unit in the RCAF ( 1988-91) , he left the RCAF to join the National Flag Carrier – Kampuchea Airlines , in 1992- served as Executive Secretary , and later on – was Marketing Manager in 1994. He leaves the company in 1995, after the creation of the Royal Air Cambodge to pursuit his own Logistic Business –RTC – a new company has been appointed as GSA of the State owned Royal Railways of Cambodia . From 1996-2000, RTC was the main Transporter of NAGA Cement Ltd., a company of Holderbank Cement ,( present Holcim).  He was the GM of Khmer Cement Trading (KCT) ( 2000-20005) , CEO of Khmer Cement Industry (KCI) (2005-2013).


He has received his Master of Management from University of Charles Sturt (Australia) and intensive training from University of St. Gallen (2007) and IMD Business School of Switzerland in 2009.


Mr. KUCH SINITH has been elected as the Elected Member of the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce in charge of the Services Sector and serve as 1st Deputy of the Working Group of the Government- Private Sector Forum Chaired by the Prime Minister on the Infrastructure Transport and Logistic sector.


Other than Business, Mr. SINITH serve as advisor to the Chairman of the Senate of the Kingdom of Cambodia ( 2001-till present) and has received honorary title as OKHNA from His Majesty the King in 2011.

Oknha Kuch Sinith, CEO
Camcem Co Ltd
Day 1 [Tue 24, October], at 02:10 PM

Mr. Sujith Varghese George

Sujith Varghese George started his career in FLSmidth in 2000 as part of the Cement Plant Engineering team. From 2001-2002, he was with the Cement Plant Commissioning team and 2003 - 2005, he became part of the Cement Plant Process Optimisation team. In 2006, he served as the Regional Sales Manager in India in charge of Automation Projects and from 2011- 2013, he became the Head  of Project Sales for big E & A Projects - India and in 2014, he was the Head of Sales for MAAG Gears in Indian Subcontinent.  

From 2016 onwards, he is the Head of Sales for MAAG Gears in Indian Subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

Mr. Sujith Varghese George, Sales Manager
FLSmidth Private Limited
Day 1 [Tue 24, October], at 02:40 PM

Mr. Imran Akram

Imran Akram founded IA Cement Ltd in 2011, a firm which provides market intelligence and advisory consulting services to the global cement industry. Imran has 12 years of experience as a global cement research analyst. Most of this time was spent at Deutsche Bank in London, where he worked for 10 years as a Director and head of European building materials. Imran qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte and is a graduate of the London School of Economics. He is based in London, UK.

Mr. Imran Akram, CEO
IA Cement Ltd
Day 1 [Tue 24, October], at 10:45 AM
Chairman’s Introduction
Day 1 [Tue 24, October], at 01:30 PM

Mr. Martin Valgren Pedersen

Martin has been 10 years with FLSmidth in various roles within project management, sales and business development, mainly South East Asia and Africa. He was appointed Country Head of FLSmidth Vietnam 1 September 2017,and before that he was the General Manager for FLSmidth Nigeria. Martin holds degree in chemical engineering from Southern University of Denmark and a certificate in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School.

Mr. Martin Valgren Pedersen, Country Head and General Director
FLSmidth Co Ltd
Day 1 [Tue 24, October], at 02:40 PM
Chairman’s Introduction
Day 2 [Wed 25, October], at 09:00 AM

Mr. Christian Kartawijaya

Mr. Christian Kartawijaya is a graduate from Trisakti University with a degree in Civil Engineering, Master of Business Administration from San Diego State University and Master of Art in Christian Education, SWBTS, Fort Worth Texas. He joined Indocement in 1994 as Corporate Finance Staff; promoted in 2001 as Deputy CFO & Corporate Finance Manager, and in 2004 as CFO and Executive Director.


From 2014 to now, he is the CEO & President Director of PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk. with about 25 mio ton cement production capacity. He was awarded Best CFO in Indonesia for year 2007 and Best CEO in 2016 version FinanceAsia Hongkong. He was just recently awarded as the Best Green CEO in cement category from Warta Ekonomi- Indonesia in 2017.

Mr. Christian Kartawijaya, CEO & President Director
PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk
Day 1 [Tue 24, October], at 11:45 AM

Mr. Khairiel Abu Bakar

Muhammad Khairiel has been with NORDEN A/S, a stock listed Danish shipping company for 8 years. NORDEN is an independent shipping company established in 1871, making it one of the oldest internationally operating shipping companies. He has worked in various roles within the organization from Projects, Business Development and currently sits on the Geared Chartering desk focusing on Supramax and Handysize cargoes in the Pacific.


Khairiel holds a degree in Maritime Studies with Honours from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) – Singapore.

Mr. Khairiel Abu Bakar, Chartering Manager
Norden Shipping (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Day 2 [Wed 25, October], at 11:40 AM

Dr. Nguyen Viet Duc

Dr. Nguyen Viet Duc has been working in concrete industry for 15 years both inside and outside of Vietnam. Currently, he is a lecturer and researcher at Department of Construction Materials, Thuy Loi University, as well as a member of Vietnam Concrete Association. His expertise includes concrete mix design, self-compacting concrete, high performance concrete, fibre-reinforced concrete.

Dr. Nguyen Viet Duc, Member
Vietnam Concrete Association
Day 1 [Tue 24, October], at 03:45 PM

Mr. Farid Fazal

Mr. Fazal holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce,  Laws and Management. He has vast experience of about 42 years in marketing, selling, logistics and administration. He started his career in 1967 with Fancy Group of Companies and later served as Marketing Manager of Steel Corporation of Pakistan before moving to Middle East in 1976. He remained associated with the cement and steel sector in Middle East for more than a decade where he served in various companies mostly as General Manager (Sales & Marketing).


He later moved to Houston, Texas, USA in 1987 where he successfully managed his entrepreneurial venture for next eleven years before returning to Pakistan and joining DGKC in 1998. His vast experience, leadership traits, business acumen, people skills and dedication to work have been key elements of his success in the role and he has contributed incredible expansion in the market share of DGKC locally and specially internationally as well.


Apart from Executive Director's (Sales & Marketing) day to day operational activities, he is currently, Senior Vice Chairman of All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) and has also served as is Acting Chairman in 2002. Moreover, he serves on boards of Directors of Nishat Papers Products Company Limited (NPPCL) Nishat Automobiles Limited and Nishat Mills Limited as well.

Mr. Farid Fazal, Executive Director and Board Director
D.G. Khan Cement Company Ltd
Day 2 [Wed 25, October], at 10:10 AM

Mr. Mayank Gupta

Mayank Gupta is a Master of Business Administration from Indian School of Business with 15 years of experience in Power, Cement, Coal and Shipping sectors. He has been instrumental in operations of one of the largest captive power project in the world having 4000 MW power plant & 20 MTPA coal mine. He has worked in various functions such as Strategy, Business Development and Regulatory. Currently, he is serving as Deputy Head – Business Strategy with UltraTech, which is the largest Cement company in India.

Mr. Mayank Gupta, Senior General Manager
Ultratech Cement Limited
Day 1 [Tue 24, October], at 11:15 AM

Mr. Johan Dinh Xuan Ba

Mr Johan Dinh has been in coal trading with Welhunt International Pte Ltd  as Country Trade Manager since Vietnam market started coal import boom with deep market insight. Welhunt is a coal trader with focus on Asia market, especially emerging South East Asia: Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines….He is now leading some projects of Welhunt in Vietnam with the target to sustainably develop and maintain position of Welhunt in Vietnam market.

Mr. Johan Dinh Xuan Ba, Coal Trade Manager
Welhunt International Pte Ltd
Day 2 [Wed 25, October], at 11:10 AM

Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Anh

Dr. Ngoc Anh is an experienced expert in economics and policy development. He obtained his Master Degree in International Trade and Finance in Lancaster University (UK) and later a PhD degree in Economics in Lancaster University. After completing the PhD, he spent two years in UK for his post-doctoral research fellowship. Thanks to his extensive trainings in the UK, he acquired excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills.


He has over 20 years of experience working in Vietnam and internationally. From 1995 – 2006, Dr. Anh worked as for Ministry of Trade (Ministry of Industry and Trade) and National Council for Science and Technology Policy as a senior researcher. Since 2005 Dr. Ngoc Anh has been the co-founder and chief economist of Development and Policies Research Center and has led it become a reputable organization among the development and policy researches and consultancy community. Since 2008, he has provided researches and advice as an economic advisor for the Economic Committee of the National Assembly of Vietnam. He has also worked with the Central government, local government, NGOs and CSOs. His years of experience working in the field of development and policy for both governmental and international organizations have given him a well-built position among researcher community.  


Ngoc Anh has led successfully many large surveys in the fields of socio-economic issues, including macroeconomic policies, business and investment environment, trade liberalization, public policy analysis, legislative development, impact evaluation and econometric modeling for international donors and ministries. His years working as leaders and advisers for evaluation assignments in many development fields, particularly agriculture and rural development, public services, including education, energy, water supply and sanitation, and public health has contributed to his strong qualifications. 


Dr. Ngoc Anh is the author of many reports, book chapter, and research articles on public policy, legal issues, particularly in trade liberalization and macro-economic policy, and many of them have been published on renowned local and international journals.

Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Anh, Chief Economist
Development and Policies Research Centre
Day 1 [Tue 24, October], at 01:40 PM

Er. Dhruba Thapa

Dhruba Thapa is a civil engineering graduate with a masters degree and post graduate diploma in construction management. He has a long standing experience of 35years in development sector including an involvement in cement business since last 16 years. He is the managing director of Cosmos Cement Industries Pvt. Ltd. & Eastern Cosmos Cements Pvt.Ltd.


In addition, he is also leading Nepalese Cement Industries at present as President of Cement Manufacturers Association of Nepal (CMA). Besides this he is the Chairman of his other businesses (group of companies) related to engineering, construction, real-estate & urban infrastructure and agriculture in Nepal. He is also the past president of Nepal Engineers Association (NEA), an umbrella organization of more than 20000 engineers from all faculties and at present holding the position of senior vice president of Federation of Engineering Institutions of South and Central Asia (Feisca).  He is the fellow of nepal engineers association and the institution of engineers India. He is also affiliated to various social and professional organization/activities in the country.

Er. Dhruba Thapa, Executive Director
Cosmos Cement Industries (Pvt.) Ltd
Day 2 [Wed 25, October], at 09:10 AM

Prof. Cui Yuan Sheng

Professor Cui Yuansheng, born in 1955, from Heilongjiang province, P.R.China, is a well-known expert and scholar in the building materials industry of China. In 1982, he graduated from the department of civil engineering of Harbin Institute of Technology and attained the bachelor’s degree of cement technology.


In 2002, he was awarded a master’s degree in information science from the China’s Science and Technology Information Institute. He is also a doctoral candidate in Xian University of Architecture & Technology. Now, he holds the positions of chief-experts at the Institute of Technical Information for Building Materials industry of China.


He has been engaged in the professional field of building materials science and technology intelligence for more than 35 years and has successively held the following roles: part-time Postgraduate Tutor in China Science and Technology Information Institute; part-time Professor in Harbin Institute of Technology and Xian University of Architecture & Technology; Director of the Popular Science Committee of Chinese Ceramics Society (CCS); Secretary-General of Engineering Technology Council, CCS; Chief Expert of cement and green building materials in China Association for Science and Technology; Chairman of the Cement Intelligence Network Across the Country; Chairman of Chinese Passive & Integrated Building Materials Industry Association and Chief Editor of Cement International (Chines edition), ZKG International (Chinese version) magazines, as well as the Ready-mix Concrete Magazine, etc.


Main writings and achievement: Published and issued more than 100 articles, papers, reports and books in World Cement, Cement International and ZKG International, and so on in China and abroad. Has been awarded two scientific and technological progress first prizes at ministerial level.   

Prof. Cui Yuan Sheng, President of the League/Editor-in-Chief
Institute of Technical Information for Building Materials Industry of China
Day 2 [Wed 25, October], at 09:40 AM

Mr. Nguyen Bien Gioi

Secretary of VNCA, secretary of Vietnam delegation in the 04 nearest Asean Federation of Cement Manufacturers (AFCM) Council Meetings. He were chief of Technical department, Project department of Tan Thang cement Project and long time study the cement market and Vietnam.

Mr. Nguyen Bien Gioi, Secretary
Vietnam National Cement Association
Day 1 [Tue 24, October], at 09:10 AM