Ziyad A. Azzouz


Jeddah Refinery Manager
Saudi Aramco

Husain M. Al-Shahrani


General Manager, Maintenance

Eng. Sultan Al-Khuraissi


General Manger of Operation and Maintenance Department
Royal Commision Jubail

Abdul Aziz Almardi Al – Ghamdi


CEO / President
Relibilty Expert Center

Hassan H. Al-Yami


General Manager

Uboud Al Ghamdi


Manager, TA Maintenance

Abdulrahman Abdullah AlGhamdi


Plastic Maintenance Manager

Yahya Asiri


Operations Manager

Emad Muhaisen


Supervisor, Maintenance Refinery Maintenance Department
Saudi Aramco

S. Arokiasamy


Reliability Manager
Salalah Methanol Company

Richard Beck


Manager, Reliabilty Engineering

Sami A Algamdi


Senior Manager Inspection, YANSAB

Ali Ahmed Al-Qarah


Manager, Analizer Section
Ibn Zahr

Goyal Basant


Senior Maintenance Engineer
Kuwait Oil Company

Abdulrahman Al-Fadhel Manager, Riyadh Refinery, Saudi Aramco, Chairman

Abdulrahman Al-Fadhel is a chemical engineer has 34 years of Refining operation, maintenance and engineering experience with Saudi Aramco.
He participated and managed many mega projects and more than 10 T&Is and shutdown In Saudi Aramco. He is also a member of Saudi Council of Engineers as Consultant.He assumed leadership positions of both operation and maintenance departments in:

  • Riyadh refinery, The most complex Saudi Aramco refinery according to Solomon associates ranking
  • RasTanuraRefinery , the biggest Saudi Aramco Refinery ( 550 MBD )

He is currently the manager of Saudi Aramco Riyadh Refinery since 2012.Riyadh refinery went through great Performance transformation according to the Solomon associate studies, which is performed every 2 years for more than 350 Refineries all over the world.According to the latest study, Riyadh Refinery scored 1st quartile in 70% of the Solomon indices.

Abdullah Al-Alyani Manager, Maintenance, Yasref, Co-chairman

Abdullah Al Alyani served oil and gas sector for more than 23 years. He has B.S. Degree in mechanichal engineering and has proven diverse experience in oil & gas operations, maintenance and engineering for several Saudi Aramco industrial facilities. Abdullah over the past three years has served as Maintenance Head developing all maintenance programs for refining maintenance of which he is currently serving as Maintenance Manager for Yanbu Aramco Sinopic Refining Company.

Stefaan Vandebril VP, Plant Availability, Borouge

Stefaan Vandebril has 28 years of experience in starting up and maintaining Petrochemical plants mainly PolyOlefins, Olefins and Utilities units. He holds Masters in Electro Mechanical Engineering from K.I.H.L. Diepenbeek Belgium. Most of his whole career has been spent with Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions. In the fields of poly-olefins, base chemicals and fertilizers in Europe.He has held various roles and responsibilities in the company within maintenance and project functions, including Turnaround Manager, and since 2010 he has held the position of Vice President Plant Availability. When his mother company moved into a joint venture with ADNOC and gave birth to Borouge, he was selected as one of the pioneers to build and startup their first units back in 2000 with a capacity of 650Kton. After the expansions of Bourouge 2 and 3 this capacity has been increased to 4.5 Mton and is the world largest petrochemical complex at one location. As Vice President Plant Availability, he is a member of the Extended Leadership Team a Borouge, and is responsible for setting up maintenance strategies including turnaround strategies. All maintenance related activities in all possible disciplines like Mechanical, Instrument, Electrical, Automation, Fire and Gas, Analyzers, HVAC and Telecom are part of his scope. Maintenance service support like Work and Valve Shops, Fabrication and Welding, Scaffolding, Lifting, Insulation and Service Contracts also fall under his umbrella of responsibility.

Sami Burshaid Division Head, Maintenance Riyadh Refinery, Saudi Aramco, Technical Chairman

  • Sami graduated from KFUPM in 1995 with a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and obtained a Master degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M in 2000.
  • Sami joined RasTanura refinery as a maintenance engineer and progressed till he assumed maintenance division heads for several divisions within RTR. During this period, Sami led successfully several major shutdowns and critical projects like the NapthaHydrotreater heater major restoration in 2008 and Crude unit T&I. He also assumed Operations division heads for the NGL division. Sami joined Riyadh Refinery in 2012 and assumed the maintenance division head where he led several initiatives to bridge knowledge gap and institutionalize maintenance systems to sustain performance. These initiatives further uplifted the refinery performance and KPI’s improved by 25 to 40%.

Mamdouh Al-Aidarous Engineering Consultant, Saudi Aramco, Technical Co-chairman

Mamdouh Al-Aidarous is a registered Professional Engineer (SCE) and is a current Engineering Consultant at the Engineering Services at Saudi Aramco. Has over 31 years of experience. Mamdouh holds a Master of Engineering Degree from King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals majoring Mechanical Engineering with specialty in Dynamics and Vibration. Mamdouh works at Saudi Aramco since 1990. His experience covers wide range of engineering roles within the Oil and Gas (Energy Sector).
Mamdouh presented numerous technical presentation in rotating equipment, machinery faults, dynamic analysis, structural integrity and diagnostic of machineries.
Mamdouh is the current Chairman of the Vibration Institute-Saudi Arabia, a not-for-profit organization.

Mohammed Al-Faifi Director, AMWP, Manufacturing Center of Excellence, SABIC

Hosny Abd Elazim Elsayed Mine & Refinery Reliability Manager Maintenance & Engineering, MAADEN

Hosny El Sayed has 23 years of rich experience in Petrochemicals, Oil and Gas industry. He is currently working with Maaden Alumina refinery as Mine and Refinery Reliability Manager and is responsible for Reliability Engineering, Maintenance Planning , Asset Integrity and Physical Asset Management to support the goals of Maaden operations. Prior to this, he has worked with Spectrum Engineering, Borouge Petrochemical Company , Equate Petrochemical Company and General Petroleum Company. Hosny El Sayed is an active member of SMRP , PMI , AACE and IACCM. He completed his B.Sc in Mechanical Power Engineering from Helwan University.

Mohamed Elsayed Mohamed Maintenance Planning Team Leader Egyptian Ethylene & Derviatives Company, ETHYDCO

Maintenance Planning Team Leader at Ethydco leader company in Ethylene & polyethylene Production, driving reliability & Maintenance engineering activities and establish RAM programs.
Executive Master business administration holder Georgia University.
Extensive maintenance and planning experience in Oil & Gas and Petrochemicals fields.
Incorporate modern maintenance management capabilities such as maintenance strategies and optimizing RCM, RBI, TPM and spare parts strategies.
Expert asset management systems implementation.
Expert shutdown and turnarounds Management.
Speaker for global conferences in Middle East, Europe and North America.
Certified lead Auditor IRCA

Uboud Al Ghamdi Manager, Turnaround, SABIC, AR-RAZI

Currently, Uboud Al Ghamdi is the Turnaround Manager in Saudi Methanol Company AR-RAZI / SABIC. He has graduated from Jubail University College in Saudi Arabia with a B.S. in Business Administration Since.
He is working in Petrochemical Industry since December 2000. He spent the last 15 years playing many roles in the Maintenance & Technical services. He started his carrier with rotating machinery condition monitoring, Inspection for stationary and rotating equipment, facilitating Reliability Centered Maintenance and establishing the asset performance management program for the period 9 years. Then he transferred to mechanical maintenance field and turnaround execution supervision for 4 years. In last two years he is working in turnaround planning management field.
He is certified Vibration Analyst, Visual Testing inspector, Liquid Penetrant Testing inspector, RCM facilitator & Lead Auditor for ISO 9001:2008.

Sami Al-Ghamdi Senior Manager, Maintenance Polymers, SABIC, YANSAB

BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from KFUPM 1998.

17 years of leadership and management experience in petrochemicals plant (PP, LLDPE, HDPE, EG ,U&O & Olefin).

Inspiring and respectful leader with bored technical background in variety of fields such as Inspection & condition monitoring, Asset engineering and RBI methodology, criticality assessments, Filed Maintenance, Maintenance Planning, Plant Shutdown & Turnaround.

Member in the Saudi Council of Engineers.

Member in the MAR-Corrosion & Inspection Subcommittee.

S. Arokiasamy Head of Reliability, Salalah Methanol Company

Obaid Al Yalyali Manager, Maintenance Department Borouge

Ali Ahmed Al-Qarah Manager, Analyzer Section Quality Assurance Department, SABIC, IBN ZAHR

Naser Al Ghamdi Manager, CWS, CM Maintenance, Sadaf

  • More than 10 years Project Engineer
  • 5 Years work in Sadaf as Project Engineer/Sr. Project Engineer
  • Currently Working Manager Maintenance Manager
  • Value Engineering team leader
  • T/A Project Team Leader

Yahya Asiri Manager, Operations PDH, Tasnee

Yahya Asiri operation manger in PDH plant at TASNEE company. 24 years of experience in petrochemical 14 years in SABIC company and 10 years in TASNEE all of them in operation work in operation in all level till I been promoted to manager.

Mahmoud Al-Juhani Senior Manager, Reliability, Technical Reliability, SABIC, YANSAB

BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from King Abdulaziz University 1998

17 years’ experience in Gas & Petrochemical Industry (Saudi Aramco, SABIC).

Certified Reliability Leader.

Asset Engineering, RCM, RBI, Criticality Assessment, RCA.

Mechanical Integrity

Deep knowledge in Rotating Equipment (selection, engineering, troubleshooting, vibration analysis).

Maintenance management & planning for plant Turnaround & Shutdowns.

Mega Project Management & Engineering from proposal to operational stage.

Working Capital management through inventory control & maintenance cost optimization.

Member of ASME, Saudi Council of Engineers & other sub-committees

Abdullah Alyami Supervisor, TA, Sadara Chemical Company

  • 17 years of experience in maintenance and engineering
  • Turnaround Leader in Sadara Chemical Company
  • Maintenance Planning Manager in Saudi Kayan
  • Lead Stationary Equipment Engineer in Saudi Electricity Company
  • 1998 Graduate of the University of Arizona in Mechanical Engineering

Nabeel Al-Afifi Maintenance Manager, ADCO Asab and Sahil plants

Nabeel Al-Afifi is Maintenance Manager, managing the maintenance of rotating and static equipment of the Oil/Gas/Power/Water processes at ADCO Asab and Sahil plants. He has M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, with specialty in power and electrical grid networks. He wrote and presented several technical scientific papers on power generation energy and lightning. Mr. Nabeel lead several task force teams critical to the business of maintenance and reliability, recently that for creating ADNOC Maintenance Code of Practice. He is interested in the subject of condition monitoring and maintenance excellence.