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Join us at the largest international trade exhibition for the automotive aftermarket industry for the MEA region from 10 – 12 December 2024 at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Lubricants Technology Conference Speakers

Ali El Ganzory – BGN

Automechanika Dubai - Ali El Ganzory

Ali is a highly accomplished professional with a proven base oil & lubricants trading and market development track record. Over the course of his successful career spanning more than a decade, Ali has consistently driven business growth and expanded market presence in key regions like Latin America, Africa, and the Mideast.

Currently holding the Senior Base Oils Trader position at BGN, Ali is dedicated to driving the company's expansion and establishing a strong presence in the base oil market. His extensive expertise and deep industry knowledge have enabled him to successfully enter new markets in various regions.

Ali's educational background includes a Master of Business Analytics degree, which has equipped him with a strong foundation in data science, big data analysis, predictive modelling, and business intelligence. This combination of practical experience and academic knowledge positions Ali as a highly capable and reliable professional in the base oil trading industry.

Asif Rashid – Atlantic Grease and Lubricants

Automechanika Dubai - Asif Rashid

Asif Rashid is an accomplished professional specializing in Base Oils, Lubricants, and Greases trading, with a strong foothold in the Middle East, Africa, and Pakistan markets. With 40+ years of experience, he has excelled in marketing branded lubricants, establishing manufacturing plants, and offering consultation services. Asif's roles include Chief Marketing Officer at Atlantic Group of Companies, where he oversees diverse divisions. He has contributed significantly to the lubricants industry through leadership roles in companies like Gulf Oil and Fuchs Oil Middle East. As a Business Development Consultant, he played a pivotal role in revitalizing the renowned Duckhams brand.

Joginder Singh Dahiya – Petromin

Automechanika Dubai - Nasir Saif Sultan AlSeeri

Senior professional with lubricants/Automobile/electronics industry for 32+ year’s experience. Have worked in the lubricants industry with Shell, BP/Castrol, Motul, Lukoil, Conoil etc. Currently General Manager – Marketing & New markets with Petromin. Previous roles included Managing Director Middle East for MOTUL. Have in depth experience of the industry in terms of market sizes, segments, strategy, products, pricing, distribution & promotion for some 35+ countries in Asia Pasific, Middle East & Africa. Complete P & L responsibility & accountability. 

Philippe Dupin – Exxonmobil ME Marketing

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Over 20 years’ in international business management in the lubricant sector, delivering business strategies and annual targets, strengthening sales & financial performance, focussing on operational effectiveness and profitability turnaround. Great Experience of multicultural environment, building high performance teams through agile leadership & coaching. 

Kasturi Bhave – Rosefield Energy Tech Pvt Ltd

Automechanika Dubai - Kasturi Bhave

Kasturi Bhave is a Management professional with an 9+ years global experience in Lubricants and related Industry having worked on various strategic consulting assignments for Global Companies like BP/Castrol, Brenntag, Infineum, Paterson, HPCL, Axel Christiernsson. She has led packaging assignments. She also has experience of consultancy assignments in Electric Vehicles.

Kasturi has led a 'Circular Economy' projects for our clients in India including Pilot Study with a leading Auto OEM. She has acquired huge expertise on the subject. She has met with organized as well as unorganized sectors (Used Oil generators) and also various other stakeholders, including key government ministries/agencies

and some re-refiners. Kasturi is one of the few consultants who has studied the Used Oil Market in India in recent times.

Kasturi was a speaker at ICIS Asia Conference at Singapore in March 2023 as also various webinars around Circular Economy.

Mark Matthias - Barox GmbH

Automechanika Dubai - Mark Matthias

Mark is the Sales Director for Trinity Lubes & Greases FZC and GRENVO Lubetech, wholly owned subsidiaries of the SGL group.  SGL is one of the world’s leaders in lubricant development holding a number of patents that are made for and sold by the world’s leading lubricant brands. Mark is a UNITI Certified Professional for Lubricant Technology and has extensive experience in selling and developing businesses.  He is passionate about educating thereby helping importers and distributors exploit their markets with lubricants and greases so that they can maximise their synergies and experience growth. Mark has been in the UAE for a year, before this he worked for a German oil company looking after markets in Africa, Australia, India and northern America. 

Siddharth Sachdeva – Trinity Lubes & Greases

Automechanika Dubai – Vishal Pandey

After gaining his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in CS Engineering from Warwick University, UK, Siddharth then went and gained his MBA from IIM in Bangalore, India. Further, he pursued a strategic marketing programme from the University of Michigan, US.

Using his education experience, Siddharth drove the technology changes within the family business and focused on corporate culture within the group upgrading the same to the level of being one of the great lubricant and grease companies worldwide.

The group is known for its dedication and attention to detail which has brought the world's greatest brands to their doors and they can boost customers such as Castrol, Shell, Mobil, Valvoline, Fuchs, Indian Oil, as well as Timken and SKF to name but a few.

With four plants in India the family looked to expand abroad and under Siddharth's leadership the group built and commissioned their new pant in the UAE, a technological state-of-the-art lubricant and grease plant on the Inner harbour of the Hamriyah Free Zone. This is the first of its kind in the region, being a fully automated, PLC controlled grease and lubricant plant run on ABB technology.

Being a natural sportsman, playing cricket, tennis and golf, he brings these compe__ve talents to the business to drive it forward. He has become the “Face“ of the group, o􀅌en invited to give keynote speeches at industry events. He is a great ambassador for the industry and the family business, making sure that it stays true to their credo of being the finest private label Grease and Lubricant manufacturer worldwide.

Vitali Bielski - Frost & Sullivan

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Ben Nathan - Kemipex

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Luca Salvi - Eni Sustainable Mobility SpA

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