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Argus Bitumen & Roads Asia Conference

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
7-9 October 2024
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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 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.

Tony Wu

Tony Wu
Sales Manager, Chambroad (Hainan) Advanced Material

Tony is a seasoned sales professional with good experience in the asphalt industry. He currently serves as sales manager at Chambroad (Hainan) Advanced Material where his responsibility includes driving revenue growth and expanding the company’s customer base.

Allen Pinto

Capt. Allen Pinto
Director of Shipping Operations & Head of Bulk Bitumen (M.East, India, Africa), Richmond Mercantile Ltd

Allen joined the Richmond Group in 1999 and is director of shipping operations and head of bulk bitumen for the Middle East, India and Africa region. He is not only responsible for the commercial management of bitumen tankers operated by the group and in-chartered tonnage, but also coordinates and supports the group’s bulk bitumen trading and supply operations across southeast Asia, Australia, India and the Middle East. Prior to joining Richmond, Allen worked as a general manager at marine surveying companies such as Keppel Sea Scan and ITS Caleb Brett.

Jon Whittall

Jon Whittall
Managing Director, TEC Container Solutions

Jon has worked in the bitumen industry for nearly 10 years. He started off establishing supply and logistics operations in the region of west Africa, and now at TEC as an equipment and solutions provider, helping customers to overcome challenges in Africa, southeast Asia, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. TEC has since become the market leader in bitumen container supply, especially following the success of the BitutainerTM range.

Leticia Parra Rodriguez

Leticia Parra Rodriguez
General Manager, Sustainable Road Solutions

Leticia leads technical business development and manufacturing operations for Sustainable Road Solutions. She previously held senior operational roles with Ferrovial, leading pavement design and construction for major infrastructure projects in Europe, the US, Canada and South America. She works closely with engineering and regulatory bodies throughout the Middle East, providing technical support and thought leadership.

Indra RIkanda

Indra Rikanda, B. Bus
Chief Executive, PT. Kiprah Multi Sarana

Indra has many years of experience in Indonesia’s oil and gas industry. Starting in general oil and gas supplies, he progressed to importing drum bitumen from the Middle East. His company, PT Kiprah Multi Sarana, specialises in supplying bulk bitumen to the Indonesian market, with a focus on the Sumatra region.

Vandana Hari

Vandana Hari
Chief Executive, Vanda Insights

Vandana is an energy markets analyst and thought leader with nearly 30 years of experience. She founded Vanda Insights, which provides macroanalysis of the global oil markets, and has previously served in leadership roles at information agencies. She is a columnist for financial newspaper Nikkei Asian and a regular market commentator, and she conducts bespoke training for energy sector stakeholders on commodity markets operations.

Alp Lutfi

Alp Lutfi
Director of Commercial, DIO Trading Company

Alp transitioned from working as a commercial expert in the bitumen trade and logistics industry to becoming director of DIO Trading. DIO Trading is a new venture that brings together experienced bitumen operations professionals to look at new ways of developing bitumen trade in the region.

Vo Dai Tu

Vo Dai Tu
Chief of Research & Development Department, BMT Construction Investment Joint Stock Company

Dr. Vo Dai Tu is working at BMT Group in the Research & Development Department. He is a member of various science organisations such as Aviation Science and Technology Institute, Vietnam Association on Aviation Science and Technology, and University of Transport Technology. Dr. Vo Dai Tu is the first person to develop the concept “Anti-rutting Asphalt” in Vietnam. He is the also the writer of Vietnamese specifications for Hot Mix Asphalt Recycling, and specifications for HMA using recycle polyethylene as an additive.

Tarique Kamal

Tarique Kamal
Chief Executive, Petrozo Energy

Tarique Kamal has 18 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, with a focus on road construction and bitumen ventures. He is the founder of Petrozo Energy – the UAE’s second-largest oil and gas supplier. He is now leading his company to diversify and expand into different geographical regions.

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Leanne Tan
Associate Editor, Argus

Leanne is an editor at Argus Media covering the bitumen market. She started her career at Sabic as a supply chain planner before joining ICIS as a markets reporter for the polypropylene (PP), metallocene linear low-density polyethylene (MLLDPE) and titanium dioxide (TiO2) markets. She holds a degree in economics from the National University of Singapore.

Himanshu Agarwal

Himanshu Agarwal
Senior Vice President, International Markets, Zydex Industries

Himanshu Agarwal has 28 years’ experience in marketing technologies, consumer products, services and industrial chemicals. He has expertise in creating start-ups, business-to-government co-operation and business-to-consumer/business-to-business brand conceptualisation.

Sungmin Lee

Sungmin Lee
Deputy Managing Director, Star Energy, Moderator

Sungmin is involved in expanding Star Energy’s 1.2mn-1.5mn t/yr asphalt trading operation and developing new businesses. Before joining Star in 2018, he worked for GS Caltex for nearly 20 years, leading the product trading team. He has a background in chemical engineering and extensive experience of various oil products.

Prateek Jhajaria

Prateek Jhajharia
Managing Director, Madhusudan Organics Pvt. Ltd.

Prateek has over 11 years of experience in the Bitumen industry, with his company Madhusudan Organics Pvt. Ltd. (MOPL). being well known for the import of high-quality Iraqi bitumen to the Indian market. Looking ahead, the company has ambitious plans to extend its reach into South-East Asia, leveraging its core expertise in sourcing, logistics and quality management.

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Bohan Loh
Editorial Manager, Argus

Bohan is an editorial manager in the Argus Singapore office who oversees the bitumen and petrochemical desks. Bohan joined Argus in 2013, with most of his experience having been in petrochemicals. Before joining Argus, Bohan worked at ICIS and Reuters from 2008-12 covering petrochemicals and oil products forward curves.

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Sathya Narayanan
Senior Reporter, Argus

Sathya has been associated with Argus for over 2 years and currently covers the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia bitumen market. Prior to this role, he was the Indian and Indian subcontinent crude and oil products market reporter for Argus. Before joining Argus, Sathya worked as a global commodities and energy correspondent for Reuters News.

Jonathan Weston

Jonathan Weston
Editor, Speciality Products, Argus

Jonathan Weston is the editor of the Argus Bitumen Report, which was launched in January 2015 to cover bitumen markets in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Mideast Gulf. Jonathan also manages the speciality products team at Argus, which covers bitumen, base oils, bunker fuels and waxes. Jonathan previously covered crude oil markets for Argus and before that worked as a stockbroker and newspaper journalist.

Tom Woodlock

Tom Woodlock
Market Reporter, Argus

Tom has been a Bitumen Reporter at Argus Media for the last two years and presented at the last two Argus bitumen conferences in Nice and Singapore. He is responsible for collecting market information, assessing prices, writing market commentary, analysis pieces, news stories and contributing to the northwest Europe, FSU, Mediterranean and African sections of Argus’ weekly bitumen report.

Prabhat Agrawal

Prabhat Agrawal
Senior Advisor, Gaffney Cline

Prabhat is a Senior Advisor at GaffneyCline based in Singapore. He has over 21 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, from technical, commercial, and strategic assignments within Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. He is experienced in asset valuation, energy project planning, and energy markets. In recent assignments, he provided advice on energy transition planning, such as setting up CCS business and policy, carbon emissions accounting, and energy transition impact on valuation.