20 February - 22 February 2023
London, UK

Argus Global Base Oils Conference

Your expert speakers include

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.
Denis Varaksin
Managing Director, DYM Resources GmbH
Denis has been involved in niche product trading, including base oils, since 2009, focusing on supplies from the former Soviet Union and Europe. Before joining DYM, he was a Business Development Manager and Trader with Germany’s MOGoil, Switzerland’s Integral Petroleum and UAE-based Gulf Petrochem. Prior to trading, Denis worked as an Analyst and Business Development Manag...
Denis has been involved in niche product trading, including base oils, since 2009, focusing on supplies from the former Soviet Union and Europe. Before joining DYM, he was a Business Development Manager and Trader with Germany’s MOGoil, Switzerland’s Integral Petroleum and UAE-based Gulf Petrochem. Prior to trading, Denis worked as an Analyst and Business Development Manager with Argus Media in the firm’s Moscow and Singapore offices. Denis has a master’s in international journalism from Moscow State University and a degree in finance management from Moscow’s Finance Academy.
Marika Rangstedt
Manager Sustainable Development, NYNAS
Marika has more than 20 years of experience in specialty oil products and their applications. With an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Marika joined Nynas in 1999. She has over the years held various positions within R&D, product and development, technical marketing, advisory and management. Most recently Marika has in her ro...
Marika has more than 20 years of experience in specialty oil products and their applications. With an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Marika joined Nynas in 1999. She has over the years held various positions within R&D, product and development, technical marketing, advisory and management. Most recently Marika has in her role as Manager Sustainable Development been working with projects and other initiatives in the area of sustainability, including the development of Nynas’ sustainability ambition and strategy. She is based at the Nynas headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden.
Kjeld Aabo
Director New Technologies Sales and Promotion Two-stroke Marine, MAN Energy Solutions
Kjeld Aabo holds a degree in mechanical engineering and a special diploma in marketing. He joined MAN Diesel in the Stationary Installation Department in 1983. In 1992, he was appointed section manager in the Marine Installation Department and in 1994 he was appointed manager of the Marine Installation Department. In 2002, Kjeld Aabo took over the Engineering Services De...
Kjeld Aabo holds a degree in mechanical engineering and a special diploma in marketing. He joined MAN Diesel in the Stationary Installation Department in 1983. In 1992, he was appointed section manager in the Marine Installation Department and in 1994 he was appointed manager of the Marine Installation Department. In 2002, Kjeld Aabo took over the Engineering Services Department and was appointed Senior Manager. In 2005, he took over the Research Centre Department. From November 2006, Kjeld Aabo was director of the department for Promotion & Customer Support and from March 2009 head of the Two-stroke Promotion department at the head office for two-stroke engines in Copenhagen, Denmark. From 2011 to 2014, Kjeld Aabo took over a position in Brazil as head of MAN Marine and Offshore division. After returning to Denmark in 2014 Kjeld Aabo is Director of new technologies in the Promotion and Sales department for two-stroke engines and GenSet engines. Kjeld Aabo has been Chairman of the CIMAC Heavy Fuel Working Group (WG) 30rd years and stopped in 2022, and still member also of the ISO 8217 Heavy Fuel Oil Working Group.
John McFall
Head of AWS Supply Chain, Transportation and Logistics, Amazon
John is Head of the AWS Supply Chain, Transportation and Logistics. He is passionate about helping clients through digital transformations in order that they realize tangible business outcomes. Following an 18-Year career in the Royal Air Force, John joined Amazon.com and was charged with scaling a low cost fulfilment solution across EMEA. He later moved to AWS and establi...
John is Head of the AWS Supply Chain, Transportation and Logistics. He is passionate about helping clients through digital transformations in order that they realize tangible business outcomes. Following an 18-Year career in the Royal Air Force, John joined Amazon.com and was charged with scaling a low cost fulfilment solution across EMEA. He later moved to AWS and established a practice with the aim of helping clients benefit from an ‘Amazon’ style supply chain and innovation culture. His core expertise is digital transformation, fulfilment, and operational excellence.
David Fyfe
Chief Economist, Argus
David has more than 30 years’ experience of working in energy markets. Prior to joining Argus, David was most recently chief economist at commodity trading company Gunvor. Before this, he managed the oil industry and markets division of the International Energy Agency and edited its influential monthly Oil Market Report. David has a master’s degree in energy policy and ec...
David has more than 30 years’ experience of working in energy markets. Prior to joining Argus, David was most recently chief economist at commodity trading company Gunvor. Before this, he managed the oil industry and markets division of the International Energy Agency and edited its influential monthly Oil Market Report. David has a master’s degree in energy policy and economics from Imperial College London.
Gabriella Twining
Associate Editor - Base Oils, Argus
Gabriella is the associate editor of Argus' Base Oils publication. She previously worked as a reporter in IHS Markit’s Maritime & Trade department covering all areas of shipping. And prior to that worked for several years at a ship management company in the Safety Security and Environment department.
Gabriella is the associate editor of Argus' Base Oils publication. She previously worked as a reporter in IHS Markit’s Maritime & Trade department covering all areas of shipping. And prior to that worked for several years at a ship management company in the Safety Security and Environment department.
Irina Vinogradova
Senior Manager - Consulting, Argus
Irina is a Senior Manager Consulting in the London office of Argus. She is responsible for the bespoke consulting work in the crude and refined products segment, including specialty products, with a focus on Europe and Africa. Irina has over 9 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to Argus, Irina was heading the European gas events portfolio of Fleming Group...
Irina is a Senior Manager Consulting in the London office of Argus. She is responsible for the bespoke consulting work in the crude and refined products segment, including specialty products, with a focus on Europe and Africa. Irina has over 9 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to Argus, Irina was heading the European gas events portfolio of Fleming Group. Irina has an MSc in Energy, Trade & Finance from Cass Business School and wrote her master’s thesis together with Gazprom Marketing & Trading on small-scale LNG.
Guo Harn Hong
Lead Analyst Base Oils, Argus
Guo Harn graduated from the National University of Singapore with First Class Honours in Economics. He was on the university’s Dean List in 2014/2015 and 2016/2017. Guo Harn also holds a diploma with highest distinction in Business Information Technology from Temasek Polytechnic. He was on the institute’s Director’s Honour’s List in 2009 and 2010.
Guo Harn graduated from the National University of Singapore with First Class Honours in Economics. He was on the university’s Dean List in 2014/2015 and 2016/2017. Guo Harn also holds a diploma with highest distinction in Business Information Technology from Temasek Polytechnic. He was on the institute’s Director’s Honour’s List in 2009 and 2010.
Catherine Caulfield
Business Development Manager — Oil Markets, Argus Media
Catherine is responsible for coordinating Argus’ business development strategy for base oils, marine fuels and bitumen. For base oils, her role involves engaging with market participants to explain the benefits of using Argus base oil spot prices to facilitate risk management. From London, she works closely with the global editorial team to develop awareness and understand...
Catherine is responsible for coordinating Argus’ business development strategy for base oils, marine fuels and bitumen. For base oils, her role involves engaging with market participants to explain the benefits of using Argus base oil spot prices to facilitate risk management. From London, she works closely with the global editorial team to develop awareness and understanding of Argus Base Oils in global markets. Prior to her current role, Catherine was responsible for European base oils market coverage at Argus: contributing spot prices, market commentary and analysis to Argus’ weekly global base oils report. Catherine holds an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience from the University of Aberdeen and a BA in Natural Sciences from Trinity College Dublin.