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Technical Committee: 2018

Technical Committee

Application Integration and Data Analytics

Ahmed Al Naqbi

ADNOC Refining
Refinery Information Systems (RIS) Section Head

Mr. Ahmed Al Naqbi is Refinery Information Systems (RIS) Section Head in Information Technology Division of ADNOC Refining. He is responsible to direct, supervise and coordinate the activities of the Refinery Information Section and develop the competency of the IT staff in order to enable them provide cost-efficient Information system operations on Refinery Information Systems (RIS) and Sub-Systems namely Production Planning, Production Scheduling, Pricing, Supply Chain, Oil Movement Management, Production Accounting & Data Reconciliation, Energy Balancing Management, Target/Case Database, KPI Generator, Operating Windows, Operator Logbook & Target Board, Real Time Analysis, Report Generator, Operation Data Store, Portal & Dashboard System, Workflow Management & Alerting, Integration System & Infrastructure within HQ and the refineries in Abu Dhabi and Ruwais.

Mr. Ahmed Al Naqbi holds a B.Eng (with Honours) in Computer Engineering from Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research since 2010. His involvement in leading IoT projects within UAE Governmental Sector accelerated his awareness in the growing demand of Digital Transformation.

Mr. Ahmed Al Naqbi made a remarkable bridge between the IT and OT within ADNOC Refining that helped in fostering new relationships and revolutionizing the culture in the past decade. His continuous curiosity and familiarity with both fields complimented his strategic roadmap of Management-of-Change for ADNOC Refining management and employees. Mr. Ahmed makes sure to the align between Digital Strategies and Business Objectives. He is also a high-profile contributor in youth empowerment as a member of the ADNOC Refining Youth Council

ARC Digital Transformation Council: Middle East

Paul Steinitz

ARC Advisory Group
Director Strategic Services

Paul has over 35 years of experience in the automation industry, including positions in application engineering, sales, and product management. Prior to ARC, Paul has been directly involved in the application of process control systems in the oil & gas, petrochemical, chemical, power (nuclear and fossil), and other industries

Environmental and Data Management

Aditya Namjoshi

Specialist, Environment, HSE Division
ADNOC Gas Processing

Aditya Namjoshi, is a specialist in environment, at ADNOC gas processing. He has over 16 years of diverse experience in environment and sustainability risk consulting, operational integration and management. He is an expert in energy efficiency and climate change abatement and international monetization mechanisms. His previous roles span across private and public sectors such as at Ernst & Young, MASDAR, KPMG and ministry of education. Aditya holds master’s degree in environmental engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and is a certified IMS lead auditor, certified energy manager, and licensed HSE and ESTIDAMA practitioner. Aditya is an avid swimmer and has participated in national and international swimming events.

Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity

Alya Al Marzooqi

Department Manager, Corporate Information Security (DM-IS)

Ms. Alya Al Marzooqi is the Department Manager – Corporate Information Security of Abu Dhabi Polymers Company Ltd (Borouge). She is responsible for leading the Information Security Management Systems for developing, maintaining compliance of all information security policies and procedures for IT and ICS Networks. She is responsible for integrating the Information Security Framework and enterprise Cyber Risk Management with security policies and information protection strategies. She has established the Information Security Awareness Program for Borouge employees and stakeholders. She has developed IT Disaster Recovery strategy and led the IT Disaster Recovery Drills. She is promoted to be the Availability Manager for the assurance of all the Services availability and continuously operations.
Her expertise includes evaluating the risks and controls related to managing a company’s enterprise-wide technical processes, performing detail security assessments, and implementing business continuity solutions.
Alya holds an Honor degree of Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity from the Zayed University in UAE, Bachelor degree in Information Security from the UAE University and Diploma in Crisis Management from British Collage.

IIOT “Industrial Internet Of Things”

Abdulla Ayoub

Automation Team Leader

More than 25 years of experience in Industrial Automation, Telemetry, SCADA and Project Management. More than 20 years in Oil and Gas Industry. He is an Automation Team Leader in Engineering And Technical Services Division. He is a member of Information Security Assurance Committee and Leads Process Control Security initiatives and implementation. He identifies opportunities for improvement and implementation of Industrial Automation and process control applications. He conducts economic feasibility studies to evaluate financial and technical viability of Industrial Automation Solutions and Applications

Process Safety

Chandramohan Vinayakam

Senior Instrumentation Professional

Chandramohan Vinayakam is an experienced instrumentation professional currently holding senior position in engineering department of ADNOC LNG. He is having over all experience of over 25 years in the field of instrumentation in Oil & Gas industry in which 7 years’ experience in ADNOC LNG and certified expert in functional safety. He is a very challenging person in taking over instrumentation project .

Turbomachinery Controls

N.V. Kulkarni

ADNOC Offshore
Team Leader – Instrumentation & Control

Mr. N V Kulkarni has more than 30 years of experience in design, engineering and Project Management of Instrumentation, Control and Telecommunication sector of mainly Oil and Gas Industry. He started his career in Operation and Maintenance. Later he worked for more than 22 years in major EPC Organizations before moving to Integrated Project management team. He is working in ZADCO, Abu Dhabi on UZ750 Project as Team Leader since last 7 years.

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