Featured Speakers

Hear from SAP Customers, Experts and Thought Leaders at the SAP Energy and Natural Resources Forum.

Our subject matter experts hold in-depth knowledge of latest industry trends and market dynamics that can help you make the best decision for the future of your organization.

Speaker Biographies

  • Muhammad Azmi Idris
    Senior System Analyst, Saudi Aramco.

    Graduated from Syracuse University, New York, Azmi has been working in Business Intelligence (BI) for the past 15 years in various assignments and projects from the Middle East, Europe and South East Asia. Vastly experienced as BI / data warehouse application architect and analytics specialist, Azmi has been working in several industries including trading, plantation, manufacturing and oil and gas. Currently, Azmi is working as senior system analyst in Business Intelligence Division in Saudi Aramco responsible in solution development and support initiatives as well as project management.

  • Rashed Jasem
    SAP Integrator (FI, CO, MM, PM, PS), Equate.

    Rashed Jasem is currently working as SAP Integrator for the following SAP Modules: FI,CO,MM,PM,PS.

    Rashed started his journey with SAP in EQUATE in 2007 as FI/CO SME for almost 5 years. In 2011, he moved on to Inventory Management and Procurement Process and understood the end to end procure to pay process. From 2012 to 2014, he has been working on PM and PS modules in addition to being involved in Turnaround project.

    Below are some the major projects he has implemented:

    - Month End Closing Optimization (FI)
    - Travel Management (FI)
    - Material Ledger Automation (Controlling)
    - Vendor Registration Project (MM)
    - Turnaround Optimization Project (PM/PS)
    - Primavera Integration with SAP using EPC (PM/PS)

  • Fahed Al-Farah
    Group I.T. Manager, Saudi Papaer Group (SPG).

    Group IT Manager with Saudi Paper Manufacturing Company (Multinational Company), I am involved in defining IT organisational structure, policies, procedures, controls, and reporting. I have designed and established a data centre to meet centralization objectives and business objectives. I have also successfully managed Private Cloud project and helped in cost savings by implementing technology upgrades to 3rd of the traditional server Infrastructure build.

    Previously, I was Senior Project Manager at Topnet Trading Ltd. Here I was involved in defining business model, budget requirement for the division, IT solution centre organisation structure and investment details aligned to business strategy. I headed a team of IT professionals, mentored and trained them, and assigned specific tasks to them. I was credited with enhancing customer satisfaction through effective resolution of customer issues as system integrator.

    My technological and management talents are complemented by my strong training, leadership and customer service skills. My key strengths include qualitative service delivery, efficient team management and resource optimization.

  • Suresh Pathapate
    Business Systems Analyst, Saudi Aramco

    Suresh Pathapate is a SAP Functional Analyst and has more than 18 years of experience in SAP applications. Currently he is working as Business Systems Analyst in Saudi Aramco, supporting EAM applications, used by all Maintenance Organizations within the company. He has led several EAM related IT projects. Suresh has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, followed by a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.

  • Maher Chebbo
    General Manager Energy & Natural Resources, SAP EMEA

    Maher joined SAP 19 years ago (1996) where he co-founded its Corporate In-Venturing Unit (SAP INSPIRE) in 2003 and where he held various responsibilities as a Regional EMEA Industries Head (Energy and various Industries like Telecom, Services, Engineering & Construction and Transportation) and Director of Innovation.

    Maher co-founded a German Renewable startup and, before joining SAP, led at Cap Gemini the Power & Communication industries for 6 years.

    Maher holds an Engineering Degree in Mechanical and Energy. He holds a PhD Energy degree from Ecole des Mines de Paris where he is member of the Board (ARMINES). He has an MBS in Electronics and a BA specialization in Entrepreneurship, Finance, Innovation and investments.

  • Don Mahoney
    Vice President and Global Head of Chemicals, SAP

    Don is responsible for ensuring superior customer return on IT investment while driving profitable growth in SAP’s solution portfolio for the global chemical industry.

    Don also sits on the Advisory Board for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) at the Villanova School of Business, and the Industry Advisory Board for Enterprise Integration at Penn State University.

    Don brings with him more than 22 years of experience with various companies in the process industry and its ecosystem, including DuPont, Hyprotech (now AspenTech), Logisight Corp, and Verticore Technologies.

    A multidisciplinary senior executive and entrepreneur, Don has extensive experience launching and commercializing technology-rich business and engineering software products, managing complex customer relationships, and expanding market share both domestically and globally. With more than 15 years of international experience, Don has lived in Germany, Luxembourg, Brazil, Australia and Canada, and has managed international agent relationships across Europe and Asia.

  • Ravi Pandey
    Strategy and Execution Manager, IT Services, Rolta

    Based in Rolta’s European HQ in the UK, Ravi is responsible for driving the strategy and execution of Rolta’s IT Services and IP Solutions across the regions of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. He has worked with some of the largest industrial houses in India, including Tata, HCL, NIIT and ITC, and has extensive experience in IT Consulting and Sales. Having worked across Asia Pacific, the US and Europe in a variety of roles, including CIO, he has considerable expertise in managing global consultancy and technology services businesses.

    Ravi has a Bachelor’s degree of Technology in Electronics and Communications from National Institute of Technology, Warangal, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

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