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SULTAN S. AL MUHAIRI: 1st UAE Automation Conference & Exhibition Event Chairman


SULTAN S. AL MUHAIRIDear Friends and Colleagues,

The ISA UAE Automation Conference and Exhibition 2016 is a full-scale conference and tradeshow in the Gulf Region dedicated for process automation. The event will focus on measurement, control and safety system latest technologies and its applications through a two day Technical Conference and Product Exhibition. The event is being held in Abu Dhabi to emphasize on the local content and to reflect the true position of UAE as a major market of automation products and technologies.

The technical conference features a line-up of nationally and internationally distinguished speakers, addressing a spectrum of critical automation topics such as

  • Advanced Process Control & Optimisation
  • Asset Management
  • Digital Fields
  • Energy Management
  • Emission Monitoring & Control
  • FDI Technology
  • Flow Metering
  • Functional Safety & SIS
  • Industrial Control System Cyber Security
  • Process Analyzers
  • Turbomachinery Controls
The comprehensive industry exhibition will showcase latest automation technologies and products from the vendors across the world.

We shall also be introducing a student program to promote the importance of automation as an industry for future generations.

I invite you to take full advantage of the 1st ISA UAE Automation Conference & Exhibition 2016 . As you attend technical sessions or walk by exhibition stalls, you will have the opportunity to learn the latest trends and applications. Please feel free to interact, as a casual conversation with peer or with the vendors which might open new horizons for you, or provide you with a solution to your chronic work problem.

I wish you all a very successful experience of networking and business opportunities that will be generated from taking part in this event.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (1993) California State University, Long Beach, USA PROFESSIONAL HISTORY ABU DHABI GAS INDUSTRIES (GASCO), Abu Dhabi, UAE May 2013 – Present SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT (TECHNICAL)

Responsible to lead the development of GASCO’s Technical Group strategies and provide high quality technical support services for all GASCO operations and projects while directing the development and updates of world-standard Integrity Assurance systems and ensuring safe execution of technical projects in line with the highest HSE standards, policies and procedures. Furthermore, have a great role in the energy efficiency and emission reduction efforts of the company.

ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY (TAKREER) Abu Dhabi, UAE Aug. 1999 – April 2013 Joined TAKREER as Maintenance Department Manager and later was promoted as Technical Support Department Manager and then as Operations Manager and thereafter to the position of Vice President – Refinery. VICE PRESIDENT – REFINERY Key Results:
  • Managed a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible operation of all refinery process units and production in accordance with the company and government regulations.  Played a major role to provide leadership and direction to all plant personnel including department, unit and shift managers.
  •  Well-versed in all plant aspects.
  • Worked with the Board of Managers in development of business plans, budgets and other key strategies.  Developed expense and capital budgets, gain approval, analyze monthly variances and lost opportunities and operate plant within budget parameters.
  • Created and maintained a culture of continuous improvement. 
ABU DHABI GAS INDUSTRIES (GASCO), Abu Dhabi, UAE July 1993 – July 1999 Early career started in 1993 as Mechanical Engineer Developee and subsequently moved up in the organization to the position of Mechanical Section Head.



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