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CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

 
 
 

2023 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

 

 
Managing Director
Enercon

Mohammad Ijaz

He is Post Graduated in International Business from HARVARD University- USA, did MBA in International Business from EU Business School- Spain and BS Materials Engineering from GIKI- Pakistan. He has 15 years of professional experience and a successful track record of delivering results in new market entry and launching new business units and product lines across Middle East, Far East and Pakistan. He has expertise in business startup, enterprise growth, business turnaround and building efficient teams. He has passion for bringing technological advancements to the door-step of consumers in the emerging economies. He is an eloquent public speaker, and enthusiastic sportsman and has 6 global publications.


 
Technical Services Manager
MAPEI Middle East and East Africa

Albert Thykadavil

A civil engineer from India, Albert J Thykadavil has had a career in the Middle East spanning almost 3 decades with most of his time spent growing professionally here in the UAE. He has spent 25 years in the Construction Chemicals industry acquiring techno-commercial expertise in the fields of protective coatings, structural repair both on land and marine, Insulated façade systems, Sports surfacing and the obviously tiling and resilient adhesives.

He currently heads Technical Services at MAPEI’s Regional Head Quarters here in the UAE. His role involves supporting ‘Customers’ with application issues, product knowledge, testing, forensics, and trainings. He also supports the ‘Operations’ in various phases of product development to ensure that the products stay relevant to market requirement and demands. Albert is responsible to coordinate through all levels of hierarchy that ensures correct and consistent communication to all involved. He is also diligent & passionate in implementing revenue-boosting programs, process optimization, empowerment & continual improvement for ‘products’ & ‘services’ in the regional ‘Construction Chemicals’ Industry


 
Regional Technical Manager MEA
Covestro

Dinesh Patel

Dr. Dinesh Patel was born in 1972 and studied in India. He received a master’s degree in Polymer Science in 1995 and a post-graduate in marketing management in 1996 from Sardar Patel University. Between 1995 and 2001, he worked in India for various companies like Asian PPG Industries, Synpol Resin, etc. in their R & D and production department.

In 2001, he joined National Paints Sharjah-UAE for the development, manufacturing, and technical services of different types of paints and coatings used in the construction, industrial, marine, wood, automotive, can, coil, and flooring industries. In Jan 2007, he was awarded the “coating inspector” – certificate by NACE, USA. In March 2007, he joined Bayer Middle East, Dubai (now “Covestro”) as a Regional Technical Manager for the Middle East & Africa to provide market development service for Coatings Adhesives & Specialties (CAS) division of Bayer Material Science (now “Covestro”). During 2008 – 2009, Dinesh underwent extensive induction training in Germany for 18 months to orient him with the range of “Covestro” products. In 2013, he accomplished Ph.D. in Polymer Science. In 2014 he opened Coatings lab in Dubai for CISA region technical support. At present, he is helping ME-Africa customers with Covestro- CA technical supports, training & regional development in the technology of Covestro products.


 
Business Development Manager- MEA
Bostik

Ashutosh Joshi

Ashutosh Joshi is a Business Development Manager- Middle East & North Africa at Bostik with 22 years of experience helping in construction industry providing solutions in various fields. Specializing in Construction Chemicals, Ashutosh uses that experience to provide qualitative solution in sealing & bonding as well as Wall & floor segments. He is responsible for company’s regional business Development, including end-to-end management of Bostik’s supply chain, sales activities, and service and support in all segments and designated countries in MENA region. He also plays a key role in the continued development of strategic reseller and supplier relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.

Over the year, His strengths at Bostik have garnered some recognition for developing awareness of usage of sealants & adhesives in various applications (Sealing & Bonding/ Wall & floor). In addition, He is working on Project for developing the manufacturing facility in the region. Prior to joining Bostik, Ashutosh was Regional Business Development manager (EMEA) of Target market- Building Finishes for Sika AG Services and was responsible for Spearheaded the development of business strategies for entire EMEA targeted towards developing the market for the whole array for the building finishing.
Ashutosh spent 14 years with ParexGroup, most recently as Managing Director- Qatar, where he led manufacturing, Business Development & Sales for Parexgroup in Qatar. Previous to his work at ParexGroup, Ashutosh was technical Sales of the Dubai Division at Sodap UAE.
Ashutosh earned an MBA- International Business Management from Madonna University and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Civil Engineering from Punjab University, India. When they’re not at work, Ashutosh is an avid traveler and loves spending time in driving & Exploring World.


 
Sales Leader CAS & PE- Africa, Middle East & India
Momentive Performance Materials FZE

Siddharth Mohapatra

Siddharth is based out of Dubai. He has 21+ year of experience and currently he is leading business in region Africa, Middle East & India for Segments Paints |coatings | Adhesive |Plastic additives | Fiber Glass | wire & cable |Foundry Resins | Tire He is responsible for Key account management, Distribution Management/ Appointment & New Business development for Paints , Tire , Adhesives/ Sealants , wire/ cable , Fibre , foundry resins , insulation and Industrial Silanes segment since 2009.