A sound HSE infrastructure is a critical component of any successful organisation. By prioritising safety, protecting the environment, and promoting sustainability, you can create a culture of excellence that drives business success and sets you apart as a leader. Failing to invest in a sound HSE infrastructure can result in significant financial and reputational costs, including legal penalties, lost productivity, and damage to your brand. Furthermore, it puts your employees and the environment at risk, which can have far-reaching consequences.
This Summit will provide a platform for technical discussions on critical issues such as safety management systems, environmental compliance, risk assessment, and occupational health. You will have the opportunity to engage in detailed technical discussions with the luminaries and explore practical solutions to these complex issues.
This congress strives to enable the HSE and ESG community to stay up to date with the latest regulatory developments and compliance requirements and to explore ways to implement effective practices that align with these regulations.Read more
VPs, Presidents, CEOs, Chiefs, Heads, Directors, Scientists, Engineers, Innovators, Technologists, Regulators, Managers, Consultants, and Executives of HSE and ESG, including:
Ronald Otte has written and published seven scientific articles published in international journals. While working for BHP he won the environmental and safety awards for best environmental project and safety performance, and he drove the health and safety performance to international benchmark levels.
Currently, he is the director of safety and occupational health and hygiene at Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA). He has been in this role since January 2020. EGA consists of two aluminium smelters, an alumina refinery, and a bauxite mine.
He has worked in several roles at EGA since October 2005. He started at the then Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL), heading the EHS and technical laboratory till 2013. From 2014-16, he was the leader of the HSE and fire and security department at Dubai Aluminium. In 2016 he became the safety director for EGA and thereafter, for two years, he also headed the fire and security department till early 2020.
From 1994-05 he worked for BHP at the Hillside aluminium smelter in various roles: laboratory and environment, process control, and HSEQ. From 1992 till early 1994, he was a research chemist at South Africa Paper and Pulp Industry in the R&D department. In 1991 he graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a PhD in chemistry.
Sultan Karrani graduated from UAE University in the summer of 2000 (bachelor’s degree in science with a focus in geology). He worked at ADNOC Onshore in exploring and developing the oil fields. He has seven years of experience with geology and subsurface, and in 2007 he completed a master’s degree in environmental science. In 2008, he started to work in the drilling department at ADNOC Onshore as an HSE engineer. In 2013, he moved to the site of the operations, and he was promoted to work as HSE team leader in an Onshore oil field. By the beginning of 2022, he had been transferred to headquarters, working with the corporate HSE department as a senior engineer.
He has done many papers and exhibition presentations, such as participating and presenting at the ADIPEC international conference and winning the silver prize for the 2013 Stevie Award. He has successfully planned and implemented many projects related to the oil industry, such as the safe startup of new rigs. He has done periodic audits of different companies (either internal or contractors). He was a key person in developing and training the newcomers in the divisions. Overall, he has gained experience in subsurface knowledge, drilling operations, and HSE knowledge through the last 23 years.
Dr. Eng. Hani Hossni is the founder and CEO of ITALCO Aluminium. He was the HSE and BCM director at Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company - Tadweer, was acting as a member of the senior management team since 2012. Previously he was appointed HSEQ manager of Abu Dhabi Distribution Company. He led the company team to win the Shaikh Khalifa Excellence Award for the 8th Cycle in 2007, and the Golden Category for the same award in the 10th cycle in 2010 in the services sector, as well as the five-star certificate for the health and safety management system by the British Safety Council.
Hani received a doctorate in business administration from Aston University (England) and a master’s degree in quality management from the University of Wollongong (Australia). He also holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering management from HCT (UAE), and he is a quality and HSE certified lead auditor from IRCA. He is also an EFQM excellence assessor. He is a member of several national and international associations, such as Dubai Quality Group (member of board, director, and general secretary 2010-12), British Safety Council, and UAE Society of Engineers.
Hani was recognized by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum for the young national leader in the field of excellence business at the Share Best Practice Conference in June 2009, and he won the “Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Scientific Outstanding” at the 20th edition, 2008.
Saleh Ali Albalushi has over 22 years of work experience in the oil and gas, aircraft, energy, Shipyards, and real estate industries. He has held senior management positions in reputed organisations where he has played a leadership role by developing and implementing a group-wide corporate health, safety, environment, and business continuity management strategy and worked alongside the executive leadership team to provide strategic advice across a range of different critical areas.
Saleh is an HSE division director at Drydocks World, a DP World company. He oversees the HSE function that includes health, safety and fire defense, environment, and medical departments. Previously, he held the position of corporate HSE director at TECOM Group and Dubai Holding Asset Management operations.
As the former head of quality, HSSE at Dolphin Energy, Saleh supported complex midstream and downstream gas energy projects and operations. He also spent time as an HSE department manager at Nakheel, a Dubai World company where he established the HSE department from the scratch for all Jumeirah family of brands verticals.
Saleh worked for Schlumberger onshore and offshore upstream oilfield projects as an oilfield engineer and subsequently as corporate HSE advisor for all onshore and offshore operations.
Saleh is committed to endeavor towards establishing comprehensive environmental, health, and safety protocols and best international practices and technologies; to advance UAE’s international competitiveness and strategic innovation-based economy.
Vijumal Thajudeen is a dynamic veteran in the field of HSE with over two decades of accomplished experience. His work experience boasts a diverse range. He has worked in industries like construction, a shipyard, logistics and supply chain, hospitality, real estate, master builders’ projects, and warehouses. He held reputable positions at some of the biggest companies of the UAE. He has improved operational productivity by challenging existing practices. He strives for innovation and has an absolute commitment to driving competitiveness and a strategic innovation-based economy. His exemplary performance in the field of HSE has yielded fruitful results for the organisations he has worked for.
Vijumal is a graduate and holds a diploma in safety engineering. His wide range of certifications includes NEBOSH, IOSH, and various others.
Over the course of the past 20 years, Yasir Wafi has consistently enhanced operational productivity by challenging existing practices and driving change through coaching and engaging multi-disciplinary teams. With increasing levels of responsibility and accountability in an international context, he has shown an exemplary track record in providing inspiring management by fusing technical and operational methods into a cohesive and focussed direction.
Serving as an engineer from the onset of his career with reputable global organisations and under the guidance of experienced industry veterans, Yasir has gained exposure across Europe, Middle East, and Asia regions. His experience and skills in the area of environmental, green energy, and governance have garnered his passion and interest further to contribute to the private and public sectors.
Yasir has developed strategies through roadmaps for the current and previous organisations (in UAE and Oman) introducing lean initiatives resulting in sustainable outcomes. The subject of green energy solutions and sustainability is a personal commitment that he has enacted within his own work culture and, thus, continues to drive innovative solutions.
Motilal Chaturvedi is recognised as one of the global thought leaders and subject matter experts in the HSE and security domain. He leverages the latest technology to create innovative solutions for overcoming the accelerating challenges of safety and security risk, especially in the financial sector. Over his 23 years of a successful career, Motilal has successfully progressed up to the ranks in leading roles from executive manager to CSO/head of HSES. Currently, as a vice president of one of the leading financial institutions of ME, Motilal is responsible for establishing HSE and security risk, governance, and compliance framework globally including setting in place a cohesive strategy to mitigate or reduce these risks. He is a recognised member of some of the leading standard-setting institutions of international repute and holds some of the sought-after qualifications and designations such as lead auditor for management systems such as ISO 45001, 14001, 22301, 50001, CRisP, and MSyl.
Before joining Ajman University, Maya Haddad was based in Abu Dhabi as a logistics and administration manager of the largest indoor caviar farm in the world, Emirates Aquatech, where she prepared and implemented all manuals, policies, and procedures for environment, occupational health and safety, HR, procurement, IT, food production/processing/safety, and logistics.
During her time with Emirates Aquatech, she managed to secure a Grade A rating for the facility two years in a row from the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority. Additionally, they achieved the status of a model facility, where other institutions were referred to by the regulatory authorities to follow their lead in EHS related standards and practices.
Maya is an internationally certified auditor for five ISO standards, specifically food safety, HACCP, quality management, occupational health, and environmental management systems. She is an active member of the Global Ambassadors for Sustainability, and has successfully enrolled Ajman University in global networks such as the United Nations’ Higher Education Sustainability Initiative, Race to Zero, and the Nature Positive Pledge for biodiversity along with Oxford University. At Ajman University, she manages the office of sustainability and has successfully implemented a series of initiatives and campaigns related to climate change, environmental sustainability, zero waste initiatives, emergency preparedness, food safety and security, first aid and fire safety, UN sustainable development goals (SDGs), and carbon neutrality.
Maya is currently pursuing her MBA in health and safety leadership as well as a NEBOSH international diploma for occupational health and safety management professionals.
Isaac Ochulor possesses a master's degree in health and safety leadership and is presently enrolled in a doctoral program in management. With an extensive background in oil and gas exploration, drilling, and transportation, Isaac’s expertise is well-regarded in the industry.
He has served in prominent roles such as drilling HSE and QHSE engineer and trainer in esteemed organisations across Africa and the Middle East. In these capacities, he has spearheaded the formulation, execution, oversight, and alignment of policies and procedures in line with International Standards (ISO).
Currently, Isaac is the QHSE engineer for Suhail Al Mazroui Transportation (SMGT) in Abu Dhabi. Furthermore, he is the designated QHSE liaison for SMGT-ADNOC’s onshore ventures. With a profound understanding of HSE management systems and enterprise risk management procedures, Isaac is instrumental in ensuring businesses adhere to compliance mandates and maintain robust governance.
His exemplary performance in the realm of HSE compliance has garnered him awards from ADNOC onshore and ADNOC drilling in both 2021 and 2022.
In addition to his impressive professional accolades, Isaac is a certified lead auditor in ISO 45001 and holds the distinction of being an IADC-approved rig pass instructor. Furthermore, he is an esteemed member of the HSE committee at the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), USA.
Dragos Fundulea is a sustainability expert, principal within Roland Berger’s Middle East office, with more than 12 years of experience in implementing innovative solutions for companies in the energy, automotive, and transportation sectors. With both an engineering and business background, Dragos is specialised in alternative/green technologies, as well as the development of ESG strategies. Passionate about pragmatic approaches, he strongly believes that sustainability will be the major driver in the future for enhanced competitiveness, superior talent acquisition and retention as well as customer loyalty.
Having served various top-notch organisations, Manas is driven by a passion for learning and innovation. He is an HSE manager with two decades of international experience in providing safety leadership and risk management for organisations such as ADNOC Group and Emirates Airlines Group in the UAE. He is a chartered health and safety practitioner (CMIOSH) with credentials such as certified safety professional and certified fire protection specialist. He has extensive experience and an excellent track record of implementing and achieving HSE excellence through behaviour-based safety programs, international standards, best practices, and continuous improvement of business process performance.
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I can confidently say that this was one of the most stimulating and informative summits I have had the pleasure of attending. I was thoroughly impressed by the level of innovation, insight, and expertise that was showcased throughout the event.
The caliber of speakers and presenters was truly exceptional. The breadth of the topics covered was impressive. The sessions were engaging and thought-provoking. I found myself eagerly taking notes and absorbing every word.
It is evident that every member of the team is deeply committed to advancing the field of HSE and promoting the Health and Safety of individuals and communities worldwide. I really enjoyed networking with my peers and the speakers.
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