GDA International Downstream Conference & Exhibition 2020

13 - 15 February 2023   |   Exhibition World Bahrain
Under the patronage of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the patronage of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain
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GDA 2023 Committee

Ebrahim Talib

Former Deputy Chief Executive, BAPCO

Saad H. Binmatlig

Downstream Strategy & Capital Planning Manager , Saudi Aramco

Aqeel Almuharraqi

Superintendent FCCU & Utilities, Technical Services, BAPCO

Ali Mohamed A.Karim Alansari

Manager - Oil Processing Department , BAPCO

Abdullatif Salih Alhameli

Western Region Joint Venture Portfolio Manager , Saudi Aramco

Dr. Anissa Sedjerari

R&D Portfolio Manager, KAUST Catalysis Center

Dr. Basim Abussaud

Assistant Professor, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Dhanasekar Periyasamy

Principal Solution Consultant, Aspen Technology

Dr. Dawoud Bahzad

Division Director - Science & Technology (S&T), Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)

Emad A. Muhaisen

Division Head, Jazan Economic City Development Department, Saudi Aramco

Fadi Mhaini

Managing Director, Lummus Technology MENA and Director, Technology Licensing, Lummus Technology

Ghaleyah Rashed Naser Alazmi

Eng,Sr.Process, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

Gurminder Singh

Director, Technology Licensing - MENA, Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Dr. Hayat Abdulla Yusuf

Assistant Professor and PCAP Program Coordinator, University of Bahrain

Jad Abou Charbine

Technical Services Manager, Axens

Jad Dib

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Mohamed Naser Alnoaimi

Business Strategy Leader - Corporate Strategy Department, BAPCO

Mohammed Benchekchou

Vice President, Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Mohammed Farsi

Division Head of Operations, Saudi Aramco

Nihar Gulwadi

Regional Head - MENA, Ingenero Inc

Omar Al Hamed

Manager- Refining Operations, ADNOC Refining

Dr. Ranjit Kulkarni

Director - Middle East Sales, Honeywell UOP

Raj Jhajharia

Technical Manager and Acting Marketing Manager, Gulf Downstream Association (GDA)

Ravivenkatesh Narayanaswamy

Vice President , IHS Markit

Dr. Samir Elkareish

Vice Chairman, Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation

Abdulsalam AlSaif

Manager - Ras Tanura Refinery Operations Department, Saudi Aramco

Ahmed Abdulla Al Haddad

Promotion & Conferences Specialist, National Oil & Gas Authority (NOGA)

Ahlam Mohammed

Acting Manager Corporate Communications, BAPCO

Amani S Dhurais

Process Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Bader Shammri

Unit Head, Ras Tanura Operations Engineering Division, Saudi Aramco

Amal Al Aamer

Communications Manager, Gulf Downstream Association (GDA)

Fai Aldossary

Unit Head, Ras Tanura Refinery Engineering Support Div., Saudi Aramco

Fatemah Al Sori

Senior External Communication, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

Fatema Husain

Senior Process Engineer - Technical Services Department, BAPCO

Khuloud Saad Al Mutairi

Manager, Corporate Communication Dept., Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

Mohammad Al Shahrani

Affiliates Manufacturing Excellence Manager and Acting Secretary General - GDA, Saudi Aramco

Reem Ebrahim

Event Consultant, nogaholding

Tariq Saleh

Senior Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Wail Gahwagy

Refining Planning & Performance Management Division, Saudi Aramco

Yousef S. Alghamdi

Maintenance Division Head, Ras Tanura Refinery Maintenance Department, Saudi Aramco

Ali Hassan Bucheeri

Field Service Engineer, Honeywell

Ali Mohamed Isa

Field Service Engineer, Honeywell UOP

S. Abdulla Al Meshal

Process Engineer, BAPCO

Aseel Ahmad Al-Hardan

Planning Engineer, Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC)

Abdulaziz Baqer Khajah

Process Engineer, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

Fatema Husain

Senior Process Engineer - Technical Services Department, BAPCO

Khaled Abdulla Salem Alketbi

Quality Control & Lab Chemist, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) LNG

Khalid Ahmad Mohyeddeen

Distillation & Heavy Ends Upgrading, Aramco Engineering Services

Khalid Nadhem Hashem

Process Engineer, BAPCO

Maram Mohamed Ali Ashoor

Environmental Specialist , Supreme Council for Environment

Marda Jassim BuAli

Planning Engineer, BAPCO

Moosa Jaffer Al Lawati

Analyst, Protiviti Member Firm

Raad Mulla

Process Engineer, Aramco Engineering Services

Taqi Abdulla

Senior Process Engineer, BAPCO


The Gulf Downstream Association's Conference and Exhibition will address global business challenges to unlock opportunities through collaboration and partnerships. Choose one or more from the below topics to submit your abstract.


The Gulf Downstream Association (GDA) was established by its Founding Companies 
Saudi AramcoKuwait Petroleum International (KPI)Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO)Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). GDA is a pioneering, non-profit association and “point of reference” for all downstream players including industry professionals, corporate executives and legislators seeking to foster excellence and drive advancement through mutually beneficial engagement and industry collaboration.

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