20 February - 22 February 2023
London, UK

Argus Global Base Oils Conference

Argus Global Base Oils Conference advisory board

Gaia Franzolin
Marketing Director, Nynas
David Wright
Global Supply Chain and Technology Developer, Q8 Oils - Kuwait Petroleum
David is the Global Supply Chain & Technology Director for Q8Oils. David has over 27 years experience in the lubricants industry, the last 23 years with Q8Oils. Starting as a Chemist, David quickly left the laboratory behind to look after the sales and growth of the USA business for Q8Oils prior to the set-up of KP America, after which David moved roles to manage the UK Op...
David is the Global Supply Chain & Technology Director for Q8Oils. David has over 27 years experience in the lubricants industry, the last 23 years with Q8Oils. Starting as a Chemist, David quickly left the laboratory behind to look after the sales and growth of the USA business for Q8Oils prior to the set-up of KP America, after which David moved roles to manage the UK Operations and Technical teams. In 2008, David moved to Belgium where the Q8Oils head office is located, to manage the build of a $100M lubricants blending facility, which is still believed to be the most modern plant in Europe. David then took on the challenges of Global Supply & Technology where he has spent the last 8yrs.
Dr. Paul Kerwin
Base Oils Account Director, Multisol Group
Dr Paul Kerwin CChem FRSC is Base Oils Director for Multisol the lubricants business unit of Brenntag SE, the world’s largest chemical and lubricant materials distributor. Key partners include Chevron, Novvi, Chevron Phillips, Peter Greven GmbH, Infineum and Evonik. Paul has a PhD in catalysis in collaboration with BASF and worked as a research scientist with Ciba (now BA...
Dr Paul Kerwin CChem FRSC is Base Oils Director for Multisol the lubricants business unit of Brenntag SE, the world’s largest chemical and lubricant materials distributor. Key partners include Chevron, Novvi, Chevron Phillips, Peter Greven GmbH, Infineum and Evonik. Paul has a PhD in catalysis in collaboration with BASF and worked as a research scientist with Ciba (now BASF) before moving into European sales in the lubricant additives division. He has worked as European business manager with Lubrizol automotive and Sales Director for SK Europe before joining Brenntag SE. Paul has over 30 years experience in the oil and chemical industry.
Mario Majic
Head of Strategic Business Development, AVISTA OIL AG
Mario is responsible for the development of the corporate communication programme including all marketing activities, e.g. successful rebranding of the companies brands and introducing a new brand to the market. Mario is also responsible for maintenance and development of all corporate governance issues including risk and compliance management, being in charge of all strat...
Mario is responsible for the development of the corporate communication programme including all marketing activities, e.g. successful rebranding of the companies brands and introducing a new brand to the market. Mario is also responsible for maintenance and development of all corporate governance issues including risk and compliance management, being in charge of all strategic and commercial projects that encompass M&A activities, JV possibilities, sustainability management, and more.
Michelle Haslam
Account Manager & Regional Marketing Manager Europe, Lubrizol