SIScon Online 2020 Speakers
Vice General Manager, Industrial Services
- Regional Sales Manager for Industrial Services Asia Pacific
- Background in Energy, Renewables and Climate Change
- MSc in Environmental Change from the University of Oxford
- 12+ years in various roles in Asia (Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, China, Singapore)
- 8+ years in TIC (Testing, Inspection and Certification) Industry
- 2012 – 2017: TUV Rheinland Greater China, Beijing
- 2017 – now: TUV Rheinland Singapore
Global Business Field Manager, Lifting Equipment and Machinery, Electrical Engineering and Automation |TÜV Rheinland | Germany
Manuel Diez re-joined TÜV Rheinland as a part of central Industrial Services at the beginning of September 2014, taking over the role of Global Business Field Manager for Lifting Equipment and Machinery, and also for Electrical Engineering and Automation, including Functional Safety and Cybersecurity and Explosion Protection Services.
Before joining TÜV Rheinland for the first time, he led the Electronics Process Department in SEAT in Spain, a company of Volkswagen Group
He was working then for TÜV Rheinland in Spain from 2006 to 2012, as Business Field Manager for Lifting Equipment and Machinery, as well as for Electrical Engineering. He leaded also the Renewable Energy Business in Spain (Wind, Photovoltaic).
Between 2012 and 2014, Mr. Díez left the Company to take over the role of Country Manager for Elecnor in Germany, an installation and construction company with base in Spain.
Mr. Diez is a Master Engineer in Electronics and Automation by the University of Valladolid in Spain.
Associate Professor & Program Chair for Master of Science in Safety, Health & Environmental Technology |NUS |Singapore
As a certified emergency operation commander, planner, specialist and investigator, Ivan comes with more than 28 years of experience in the areas of organizational resilience and occupational safety & health management, with focus in fire safety, emergency preparedness, incident investigation, business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis management, incident management and enterprise resilience with the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and projects with industry corporations.
Actively involved with professional organizations such as the Society of Loss Prevention for Process Industries (SLP), Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), Association of Company Emergency Response Teams (A-CERTS), Fire Safety Managers’ Association (FSMAS) and Enterprise Singapore’s Standards Technical Committee and Workgroups, his areas of interest include Chemical Process Safety & EHSS Management, Organizational Resilience Planning & Incident Management, Enterprise Risk & Resource Management, Corporate Crisis & Emergency Management, and Business Continuity & Recovery Management.
Ivan is currently an Associate Professor with the National University of Singapore, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Program Chair for the Master of Science in Safety, Health and Environmental Technology.
Head of HSSE Assurance and Standards |Brunei Shell Petroleum Company |Brunei
Mr. Terry is a licensed Functional Safety Engineer with TUV Rhineland, and a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Institution of Engineering & Technology (formerly IEE), UK. Terry is a Certified Shell SIFPro (SIF) facilitator and is passionate about functional safety in the oil and gas industry. He oversees the LOD2/3 Audit Assurance of the HSSE & SP Control Framework in BSP.
Terry has conducted numerous Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) to demonstrate the reliability of safety systems to maintain continuous production of oil and gas. He has explored several data analytics (AI) models for sand prediction and pipeline leak detection for the Oil and Gas Industry.
He has been in the industry for over 33 years and a strong focus on competence assurance and is a Qualified Assessor (QA) for HSSE critical positions.
Functional Safety Manager |BASF Petronas Chemicals |Malaysia
Mr. Petrus is a reliability, instrumentation and control engineering, functional safety professional, Petrus Simon is a registered engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia with extensive experiences in field instrumentation, distributed control systems and safety systems. He is TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineer, with exposure working for global SIS integrators and operators in the upstream and downstream manufacturing industries which includes chemicals and petrochemicals. He is currently the Functional Safety Manager for BASF Petronas Chemicals, responsible to lead and manage the functional safety life cycle activities as a technical authority for one of the largest integrated chemical processing facilities in Asia Pacific with 4 production complexes consist of 20 plants and integrated utility facilities.
Director and Senior Consultant, Functional Safety and SIS |HIMA |Singapore
Mr. Sujith Panikkar has a Master’s Degree in Safety, Health and Environment Technology from National University of Singapore, Bachelors in Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering from the University of Kerala, India and is a Certified Functional Safety Expert from TÜV Rheinland, TÜV SÜD and CFSE Board, USA.
He has 30 years of experience in the field of Industrial Automation Systems & products for Oil & Gas, Petroleum Refining, and LNG, downstream petrochemicals industry projects including Distributed Control Systems, Foundation Fieldbus and Safety Instrumented Systems (for ESD / BMS / F&G applications) and Intrinsically Safe hazardous area interfaces.
He has delivered talks at industry seminars and events including:
- APCChe 2012, Singapore – Process Safety Seminar: “Safety Instrumented Systems- A critical Barrier”
- 11th TÜV Rheinland International Symposium: Functional Safety in Industrial Applications May 13 - 14, 2014 in Cologne, Germany: “Preventing Spurious Trips in the Chemical Process Plant: The Role of Functional Safety Management”
- Singapore ICSS Cyber Security Summit 2016: Near-Miss Incidents Analysis In the Chemical
- Process Plant– A Cyber Security Perspective
- IChemE HAZARDS 2016 conference, Singapore – Proof Testing of Safety Instrumented Functions.
- Singapore Safety Case Symposium 2018: SIS Safety Lifecycle Management in the context of Singapore Safety Case Regime
Currently he is a Director and Senior Consultant in Functional Safety and Safety Instrumented Systems at HIMA Consulting Asia Pacific.
Senior Key Expert for Functional Safety |Siemens |Australia
Mr. Hamid Jahanian currently works for Siemens Energy, Australia, as a functional safety expert. Hamid has been in power industry for over 23 years, with a particular focus on functional safety in the past 15 years. He has Master’s degree in Control Engineering. He was certified as a Functional Safety Expert by TÜV Rheinland in 2016, he received Siemens’ global award for technical innovation in 2017, and was recognized as a Senior Key Expert by Siemens global in 2019.
Mr. Hamid has records of some innovations in functional safety, including two on SIS monitoring and SIF analysis, which were filed in the US Patent Office. He has published and presented several research papers in international journals and conferences, developed the first certified functional safety management system in Siemens global, and runs FSEng certification courses in both Germany and Australia. In the industry, he conducts Functional Safety Assessments and HAZOP and SIL workshops; and in research, he is currently focused on Failure Mode Reasoning, which is a new method he invented for analyzing SIS Application Programs.
Functional Safety Expert, Head of Industrial Services of Singapore |TÜV Rheinland |Singapore
Mr. Chen Zhenkang is a Functional Safety Expert from TUV Rheinland, the globally-recognized certification body for Functional Safety Products, Functional Safety Applications and Functional Safety Management. He specializes in Safety Instrumented Systems, Safety Lifecycle Management, Functional Safety Management and Functional Safety Assessment according to IEC61511 and IEC61508, with more than 12 years’ experiences in local and global projects.
As TUV Rheinland’s one key Functional Safety Expert for Process Industry in Asia Pacific Region, he is currently stationed in Singapore focusing on SIS Gap Analysis, Functional Safety Auditing, Assessment and Training for Process Plants in Jurong Island of Singapore and other regions (ASEAN, China, Europe, US).
Prior to TUV Rheinland, he worked for Yokogawa and Schneider Electric in developing Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), as lead engineer in charge of safety technical design, safety verification/validation and safety lifecycle management.
He is also a well-recognized trainer and speaker in the field of functional safety with reference to IEC61508 and IEC 61511. His trainees mainly come from the process industry of Asia Pacific region.
With team support in TUV Rheinland Singapore and the guidance of TUV Rheinland Asia Pacific, International and TUV Rheinland Germany, he initialized 1) the first-ever Functional Safety motion graphic video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtiY10tFptk), 2) the first International Safety Case symposium(http://safetycasesymposium.com/) and 3) the the first International Safety Instrumented System Conference SIScon Online (https://siscon.online/).
At LinkedIn, he is with more than 19K followers, mainly from Process Industry. And you can find more about him at https://www.linkedin.com/in/chenzhenkang/
Consultant and Lecturer ICS Cyber Security |SCCE |Israel
Mr. Daniel Ehrenreich, BSc. is a consultant and lecturer acting at Secure Communications and Control Experts, periodically lecturing at industry conferences cyber defense for industrial control systems; Daniel has over 26 years’ experience with ICS systems for: electricity, water, gas and power plants as part of his activities at Tadiran, Motorola, Siemens and Waterfall Security. Reselected 5th time as the Chairman for ICS Cybersec 2021 virtual conference taking place on 21-2-2021 in Israel.
Senior Consultant, Technical Safety & Loss Prevention Engineering |Shepherd Risk |Pakistan
Mr. Muhammad Saim, is a senior consultant in technical safety & loss prevention engineering. With more than 20 years’ experience in E&P and Energy sector Saim has achieved expertise in Process & Technical Safety Engineering for E&P, Process & Chemical and Utilities & Energy industry.
Developed in working with some of the leading companies of the world Saim has attained expertise in Qualitative & Quantitative Risk Assessments, Consequence modeling & Impact Assessment studies, SIL assessment and verification studies, Fire Protection Design, Emergency Response Planning, Site Layout reviews, Hazardous Area Classification, Relief & Blow down studies, ALARP Demonstration, COMAH and HSE Case Reports. Saim is an experienced workshop leader for HAZID, ENVID, HAZOP, SIL, SIMOPS, etc.
Saim has worked for PDO Oman, BP & Engro and in 2014 Saim started independent consultancy services and established a company by the name of SHEPHERD RISK, based in Karachi, Pakistan.
Process Safety Engineer |Risktec |UAE
Mr. Graham specializes in Process Safety Reviews/Audits, HAZOP & SIL Classification, Project Health Safety Environmental Reviews (PHSERs), Fire Risk Assessments and ATEX Assessments. Graham is a TÜV approved Functional Safety Expert.
As a HAZOP & SIL Facilitator he is able to bring his process & safety engineering background and people management skills together to ensure that meetings are correctly guided and managed to ensure that the workshops are done thoroughly and correctly. He is also experienced in running combined HAZOP & SIL Workshops which are typically required in fast-track projects.
Graham has over 20 years’ experience of working in the oil & gas and petrochemical industries with direct involvement in process design, fire protection and process safety. Graham has experience of various working environments, including design, construction, commissioning and operations, both offshore and onshore.
Senior Director Technology, Head of Regional Segment A-FS, Head of Certification Body, Inspection Body and Test Lab |TÜV Rheinland |Germany
Dr. Thorsten Gantevoort has been renowned for his expertise in the field of safety of machines and plants for many years, with more than 30 presentations on conferences globally and publication on multiple professional journals. He also holds various workshops and trainings worldwide regarding the topic of Functional Safety and the standards EN 954-1, IEC 61508, IEC 61511, IEC 62061 and EN ISO 13849-1.
Business Manager, Cyber Security |TÜV Rheinland |Germany
Mr. Wolfgang Kiener is responsible for the strategic service development in threat management. With more than 20 years of experience in major international corporations such as Siemens, T-Systems, Verizon and CSC, Wolfgang Kiener boasts extensive experience in the technical and commercial development of innovative cybersecurity solutions. He holds a number of certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CCSK, ITIL, ISO 27001 Lead Implementer und GIAC.
Global Functional Safety Management Technical Authority |ABB |Poland
Mr. Rafal Selega has some 23 years’ experience within the Process Industries working previously for Air Liquide where he held a series of posts in process plant design, technical engineering, BPCS/SIS commissioning and compliance assessment roles. Rafal has in-depth experience for safety device and SIF architecture selection and the application of procedures to be applied for SIL determination, verification and functional safety management.
As an MSc Engineer working within the ABB UK Oil, Gas & Chemicals Technology Group since 2014, he currently works as a Functional Safety Consultant within the ABB FSM Technical Authority supporting of a TUV accredited functional safety management system for the specification, design, engineering, operations and maintenance of safety related systems within ABB’s global network and the delivery of supporting independent functional safety related training & consultancy services to ABB’s customers.
Principal Safety Consultant |ProSalus |UK
Mr. Ben Easton is a TÜV Certified Functional Safety Expert (FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland, # 299/19, SIS, PH&RA)) with over 15 years’ experience on projects within the UK and internationally (including Australia, Canada, Dubai and Europe).
He studied for his first degree at Teesside University and studied for his master’s degree in Process Safety and Loss Prevention at Sheffield University, where he now guest lectures on the module for Functional Safety. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the IET.
He has worked within the pharmaceutical, oil and gas, agri-chemical, renewable energies and defence industrial sectors.
He is currently a Principal Safety Consultant for a respected independent Functional and Process Safety Consultancy leading a variety of projects for blue chip clients in the UK and overseas including Functional safety assessment and Functional safety capability assessments. Ben has been instrumental in collating and gathering evidence for Clients to present to the both regulatory and verification bodies.
Senior Director, Process Automation |Schneider Electric |UK
Mr. Steve Elliott is the Senior marketing director for Schneider Electric Process Automation control and safety offerings.
He is a TÜV-certified functional safety engineer with more than 20 years experience in the process control and automation industry, and has extensive experience in safety systems and the safety lifecycle, PLC, DCS and SCADA systems.
He began his career in the automobile industry, serving as a control and instrument engineer involved in the research and development of engine control systems at Ricardo Consulting Engineers. He has held subsequent positions at Field Electronics, involved in the design and manufacture of data acquisition systems, and Silvertech International, a system integrator, where he gained experience designing and working with various programmable logic controllers and distributed control systems.
He joined Invensys in 2003, where he has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility, including the role of Triconex sales director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and then global product director for Triconex safety and critical control systems and offerings, responsible primarily for future direction and go-to-market strategy.
In 2013 he joined ABB Enterprise Software (Ventyx) responsible for the introduction of a new process safety management software solution to the EMEA region before joining Schneider Electric in 2015.
He resides on a number of steering committees and has the pleasure of working with many end users to improve the safety of our industry. He is a recognized presenter at industry forums and events, has published a number of articles and white papers, and is a patent holder.
Managing Director |ESC |UK
Mr. Simon is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Registered Functional Safety Engineer (RFSE) and TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Expert (both SIS and PH&RA) with extensive experience in safety-related applications. He is a calm and confident communicator whose expertise in safety is supported by a strong background in numerous engineering processes.
Simon has worked in the specification, design, management and assessment of safety-related systems for over 17 years. He spent the early part of his career working in the machinery sector, designing and commissioning programmable safety instrumented functions for the manufacturing industry. He then moved into safety consultancy, specialising in IEC 61508/61511-compliance and reliability analysis.
He has chaired and facilitated numerous HAZOP, SWIFT, HAZID, BowTie and SIL review studies in the EU, Russia, Australasia, Africa and the Middle East (refer to Attachment 1 & 2). In addition, he is an experienced Process Safety Engineer and has worked for major contractors in the Oil & Gas industry, delivering Functional Safety Assessments (FSA) Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA), Safety Requirement Specifications (SRS) and SIL Verification studies for large-scale projects.