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Upon joining Carbon Holdings in early 2014, Mr Hassan brought into corporate over 20 years of experience in the development of energy and environment projects across the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. He has a proven track record in successfully starting up sustainable businesses as Co-founder of Komex Egypt (1997) developing it into a high profile regional franchise with other business partners in the Middle East and North Africa. Post-acquisition of Komex by WorleyParsons in 2006, Mr Hassan was appointed regional director for environment and water resources at WorleyParsons, playing a key role in starting up WorleyParsons operations in Egypt and North Africa (2006 – 2013) across different sectors including Upstream/Downstream Hydrocarbons, Infrastructure, Environment, Power, Minerals, Metals, and Chemicals. Furthermore, he is the founder of SDSmena (Sustainable Development Solutions for the Middle East and North Africa, which is a multidisciplinary consulting firm (2014).
Mr Hassan has extended experience in securing, managing and directing specialized projects across the MENA region including Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, and the UAE dealing with the technical and B2B and B2G business aspects of any project model. Mr Hassan holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST), a B.Sc., in mechanical power engineering from Cairo University, and a professional certificate in environmental engineering from the American University in Cairo (AUC).

Since April 1, 2014 Thore Lohmann is responsible for the business of plant engineering specialist thysenkrupp Industrial Solutions in Egypt and is managing the local organisation in Cairo with 200 employees. The 45-Year old Chemical engineer started his career at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions in 1999 in the Oil and Gas Division.

After holding various posts, he became the Engineering Manager for the first PDH Star Plant in Mumbai and subsequently the commissioning manager for the PDH/PP Complex in Port Said. From 2011 to 2014, he worked as Head of the Product Development Department in the Gas Technologies Division of the Process Technologies Business Unit in Germany. Thore Lohmann is living with his family in Cairo.

Engineer / Ahmed Helmy holds a Msc. degree from Al Azhar University in Mechanical Engineering (Heat Transfer) on 1990 as well as a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from Al Azhar University on 1980. He has a total of 35 years of experience mainly in Projects Engineering, Management & Execution and operation of oil , gas and petrochemical plants. As an individual with high professional standing and a strong presence in the Energy, Oil, Gas, and Petrochemicals Sector projects, for over 30 years.

Eng. Ahmed Helmy held the position of the Chairman & CEO of different petrochemical companies like the Egyptian Ethylene &Derivatives company “Ethydco” ; Sidi Kerir petrochemicals company (SIDPEC) and the chairman of the Egyptian Indian polyester company (EIPET).

Ayman Hamza – Regional Business Development Manager – Shell Trading

Ayman has an extensive experience in the Oil and Gas Industry.  He has been with Shell for 11 years and worked across the value chain in Upstream Commercial, M&A, Government Relations and in Shell Trading looking after crude business development in North Africa.  He works closely with independent oil producers and refiners to structure long term supply and offtake agreements.  He completed a number of innovative transactions in Egypt and works closely with EGPC, Midor and other key stakeholders in the country.

Ayman holds a Master’s in Business Administration from London Business School and a Master’s in Public Policy from The London School of Economics and Political Science.

Eng. Ihab Yahia has more than 16 years’ experience in the petrochemicals markets and industry. He began his career as a process engineer in SIDPEC’s PE plant for 5 years. He was nominated to join SIDPEC’s marketing team in 2005 where he gained a process technologies background supported in studying the petrochemicals industry downstream markets and its dynamics, where it was implemented in reporting output and results to SIDPEC’s Investment and projects committee. Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company – ETHYDCO was on the committee output. He was then seconded to ETHYDCO in order to establish its petrochemicals downstream products marketing strategy.

He is now back at SIDPEC as Marketing Research Department Head in order to participate in new projects and initiate tactics that work on increasing local and international customers’ loyalty through exploiting the internal and external supply chain communications and dealing with direct and indirect value chain members, while implementing the best output in improving SIDPEC’s marketing mix and new investments.
His skills have qualified him to mentor new employee training and deal with multicultural business activities. He has also been invited to speak at many global petrochemicals and plastics events on the five continents: Middle East, Africa, Europe, Singapore and USA.

Chemist. Refaat Orkhan has more than 25 years’ experience. Holding B.Sc in Chemistry from Faculty of Science- Alexandria University. In 1990 He began his career in the Egyptian petrochemicals Company EPC since the early beginning of the petrochemicals industry in Egypt. His next move was to join SIDPEC’s PE process middle management in 2002.
His second move was to join SIDPEC`s Marketing team in 2006 where he leaded customers service team, mentoring juniors and reporting as marketing and pricing`s commission decision till 2015.

Nada is currently Senior Advisor to IFC in the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to that she was Country Manager for Egypt, Libya and Yemen. In this position she managed a portfolio of over $1billion in Egypt, IFC’s regional hub and its largest operations in the Middle East and North Africa. She also oversaw the work of over 150 staff who are based in Cairo. In September 2011, she has taken on the additional responsibilities of overseeing IFC’s operations in Yemen and leading our efforts to engage in Libya. Nada joined IFC in 2002 as an Investment Officer in the Financial Markets Department where she led a number of transactions in areas such as mortgage finance, factoring and banking across the MENA Region.
Prior to joining IFC, Nada was a manager in the corporate finance practice at Arthur Andersen, where she led a number of projects, including seller-buyer M&A services, debt and capital restructuring, and cash flow improvement.

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