02 October 2020
Virtual conference

Argus Petrochemicals 2020: CIS and Global Markets

Speakers

Dorothée Arns
Director General, European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc)
Dorothée Arns is executive director of industry association Petrochemicals Europe, formerly APPE, and leads industry body Cefic’s petrochemicals and plastic additives programme. In her first Cefic assignment, in 2006-11, Dorothée headed the European Solvents Industry Group. She previously held senior management positions in BASF´s chemicals business, including marketing, ...
Dorothée Arns is executive director of industry association Petrochemicals Europe, formerly APPE, and leads industry body Cefic’s petrochemicals and plastic additives programme. In her first Cefic assignment, in 2006-11, Dorothée headed the European Solvents Industry Group. She previously held senior management positions in BASF´s chemicals business, including marketing, sales and eBusiness, having joined the company in 1995. Dorothée has Masters degrees in applied languages and linguistics, and business administration.
Anton Rubtsov
Head of Oil Refining and Gas Processing Department, The Ministry of Energy of Russian Federation
Prior to joining the Ministry of Energy in 2017, Anton Rubtsov headed the Department of Analytical Support in the field of State regulation of Gazprom Neft, worked in the Strategy and Business Development block of TNK-BP, and headed the Strategy and Business Development of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO Energy Center. Graduated with honors from the Russian Academ...
Prior to joining the Ministry of Energy in 2017, Anton Rubtsov headed the Department of Analytical Support in the field of State regulation of Gazprom Neft, worked in the Strategy and Business Development block of TNK-BP, and headed the Strategy and Business Development of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO Energy Center. Graduated with honors from the Russian Academy of Economics. G. V. Plekhanov, specialty "Organization Management"
Ksenia Karetina
Head of Analytical Center, SIBUR
Ksenia graduated from the Higher School of Economics in 2002. She has more than 15 years of experience in the energy industry. Since 2007, she works in “Sibur”, being responsible for macro-forecasting and strategic studies. Since 2017 she holds the position of the Head of the corporate Analytical Center.
Ksenia graduated from the Higher School of Economics in 2002. She has more than 15 years of experience in the energy industry. Since 2007, she works in “Sibur”, being responsible for macro-forecasting and strategic studies. Since 2017 she holds the position of the Head of the corporate Analytical Center.
Vadim Panin
Partner, Project Finance, Herbert Smith Freehills
Vadim graduated from the M.M. Speransky law faculty of the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation and holds PhD in law. Vadim joined Herbert Smith Freehills in 2009 after several years with another top-tier finance firm in Moscow. Based in Moscow, Vadim advises international and domestic lenders as well as sponsors and borrowers on secu...
Vadim graduated from the M.M. Speransky law faculty of the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation and holds PhD in law. Vadim joined Herbert Smith Freehills in 2009 after several years with another top-tier finance firm in Moscow. Based in Moscow, Vadim advises international and domestic lenders as well as sponsors and borrowers on secured and unsecured bilateral and syndicated loans, structured finance transactions and restructurings. Vadim specialises in international and domestic project finance transactions involving international, Russian and Asian banks, ECAs and multilaterals. Vadim has an in depth experience in oil and gas, petrochemical and infrastructure sectors.
Oxana Koerner
Counsel, Projects/Construction, Herbert Smith Freehills
Oxana graduated with honours from the international law department of the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO). She joined the firm in 2006.
Oxana is an international projects and construction lawyer with specific industry expertise in gas processing, petrochemical, power, infrastructure and construction sectors. Her experience includes advising ...
Oxana graduated with honours from the international law department of the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO). She joined the firm in 2006.
Oxana is an international projects and construction lawyer with specific industry expertise in gas processing, petrochemical, power, infrastructure and construction sectors. Her experience includes advising clients on project development, design, technology licensing, construction and procurement as well as real estate, corporate and project finance related aspects.
Oxana has worked with the biggest Russian project owners as well as most of the key international technology providers and contractors.
Maxim Remchukov
Director for Sustainable Development, SIBUR
Maxim Remchukov joined Sibur in 2016 after more than 17 years of experience in different areas of business in Russia – aluminum, car manufacturing, sports management, construction & development with main focus on GR & PR. Currently focuses on sustainability (including ESG factors), waste management policies and new areas of recycling of plastics.
Has a Master degree i...
Maxim Remchukov joined Sibur in 2016 after more than 17 years of experience in different areas of business in Russia – aluminum, car manufacturing, sports management, construction & development with main focus on GR & PR. Currently focuses on sustainability (including ESG factors), waste management policies and new areas of recycling of plastics.
Has a Master degree in Economics in 2000 at Moscow’s RUDN University, where he also completed a full PhD course at the Economic Department. In 2003 he completed several Executive MBA programs at the US leading business schools (e.g. NYU Stern, Harvard, Kellog).
Dave McCaskill
Vice President, Methanol and Derivatives Service, Argus
Dave McCaskill has been invested in the petrochemical industry for over 35 years. Beginning his long career with Celanese Chemical in 1975, Dave started as a chemical engineer at their Pampa, Texas plant, and steadily progressed through a series of positions ranging from planning, supply chain, field sales and marketing within the organization. Noted positions included Bus...
Dave McCaskill has been invested in the petrochemical industry for over 35 years. Beginning his long career with Celanese Chemical in 1975, Dave started as a chemical engineer at their Pampa, Texas plant, and steadily progressed through a series of positions ranging from planning, supply chain, field sales and marketing within the organization. Noted positions included Business Manager Ethylene Oxide/Ethylene Glycol and the last several years with the company as Business Manager Methanol & Derivatives. In 2000, Dave moved into the consulting sector and worked with another leading industry consulting organization, heading their Global Methanol service for 10 years. Joining DeWitt & Company in 2010, as Vice President Methanol & Derivatives, Dave continues to be focused on all commercial aspects of the methanol industry—supply, demand, capacity, pricing, cost structure, etc. Dave graduated from the University of Kansas, with a degree in chemical engineering, in 1975.
Chuck Venezia
Senior Vice-President, Global Petrochemicals, Argus
Chuck Venezia is Senior Vice-President, Global Petrochemicals, based in Houston. He is responsible for driving Argus’ global petrochemicals strategy and oversees petrochemical business development. Chuck has more than 30 years of experience in the petrochemical industry. He served as Area Manager, Latin America for Chevron Chemical Company, where he managed the company’s p...
Chuck Venezia is Senior Vice-President, Global Petrochemicals, based in Houston. He is responsible for driving Argus’ global petrochemicals strategy and oversees petrochemical business development. Chuck has more than 30 years of experience in the petrochemical industry. He served as Area Manager, Latin America for Chevron Chemical Company, where he managed the company’s polymer export sales and other chemical sales to Mexico and South America. He then worked for CheMatch as Executive Director, Latin America, focusing on the online trading platform for bulk petrochemicals. Chuck joined DeWitt in 2002 as a Principal. DeWitt was acquired by Argus in 2012. Chuck holds an MBA and MA from Tulane University and a BA from Union College.
Muhamad Fadhil
Editor Petrochemicals, Argus
Muhamad Fadhil has extensive experience in tracking and analysing petrochemical prices and market trends. His area of interest includes crude and downstream markets in Asia and the Middle East. Before joining Argus, Fadhil was Head of Middle East Markets for ICIS, based in Dubai, where he was overall responsible for market engagement and strategy. He also previously worked...
Muhamad Fadhil has extensive experience in tracking and analysing petrochemical prices and market trends. His area of interest includes crude and downstream markets in Asia and the Middle East. Before joining Argus, Fadhil was Head of Middle East Markets for ICIS, based in Dubai, where he was overall responsible for market engagement and strategy. He also previously worked for Singapore-based Channel NewsAsia, Hill & Associates Risk Consulting and the O&S Group of Companies. Fadhil holds a masters degree in Literary Studies from the National University of Singapore and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of London.
Alexey Kravchenko
Key Account Director, FESCO
Alexey is responsible for business development with the largest cargo owners - clients of the FESCO Transport Group. Prior to that, he headed various commercial divisions in the MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, the International logistics holding GEFCO, and the digital forwarder OBOZ. Alexey graduated with honors from the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and...
Alexey is responsible for business development with the largest cargo owners - clients of the FESCO Transport Group. Prior to that, he headed various commercial divisions in the MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, the International logistics holding GEFCO, and the digital forwarder OBOZ. Alexey graduated with honors from the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping in 2007.
Vasily Mikhaylov
Trading Manager, Metafrax Trading International
From July 2016 Vasily works in Metafrax Trading International SA, Lugano, Switzerland. He’s responsible for: Purchasing and sales of methanol, pentaerythritol, dipentaerythritol, phthalic anhydride; Organizing marine transportation of methanol (from 1000 tons up to 18000 tons); Quality and quantity control.
First cargoes successfully sold to the US market under his le...
From July 2016 Vasily works in Metafrax Trading International SA, Lugano, Switzerland. He’s responsible for: Purchasing and sales of methanol, pentaerythritol, dipentaerythritol, phthalic anhydride; Organizing marine transportation of methanol (from 1000 tons up to 18000 tons); Quality and quantity control.
First cargoes successfully sold to the US market under his leadership, phthalic anhydride added to portfolio of traded products, the company ranked by ICIS Top 100 Chemical distributors ranking. Previously worked for various trading companies including Gazprom Neft Trading GmbH (Austria), Shamrock Shipping and Trading Limited (Cyprus).
Anastas Gatunok
Deputy Head of Center for Energy Research, Russian Energy Agency, The Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
Anastas has been working in the industry for 15 years, in the Russian Energy Agency (REA) by the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation he is responsible for the petrochemical industry development. Before joining the REA, Anastas worked for 5 years at the international agency Argus, where he was responsible for research in the field of oil refining and petrochemistry...
Anastas has been working in the industry for 15 years, in the Russian Energy Agency (REA) by the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation he is responsible for the petrochemical industry development. Before joining the REA, Anastas worked for 5 years at the international agency Argus, where he was responsible for research in the field of oil refining and petrochemistry. Anastas began his growth as a specialist in the Russian analytical company CREON, where he rose from a Specialist in the Price Monitoring Department to the Director of the Hydrocarbon Raw Materials Department. As a Department Director, he managed key projects for the company in the field of oil and gas processing, collaborated with a wide range of players in the oil and gas industry.
Graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State Academy of Fine Chemical Technologies Lomonosov with a degree in Chemical Technology Engineer.
Maria Ivanova
VP, The Russian Chemists Union
Maria graduated from D. Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, with a specialism in technical engineering of cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. She has experience of running her own business in this sphere. She has been a member of the Russian Union of Chemists since 2016. She currently holds the position of the first Vice President of the Russian Unio...
Maria graduated from D. Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, with a specialism in technical engineering of cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. She has experience of running her own business in this sphere. She has been a member of the Russian Union of Chemists since 2016. She currently holds the position of the first Vice President of the Russian Union of Chemists where she oversees any questions of Russian companies in petrochemical facilities development, production of polymer materials, low-tonnage chemical as well as any questions related to ecology and sustainable development.
Being the deputy of the Council Chair of chemical and biotechnological complex, Maria deals with staff training in the chemical, petrochemical and biotechnological areas within the Russian Federation. She is involved as an expert for relevant ministries, relevant agencies and committies as well as other professional and quasi-governmental organizations.