Executive Director, El Marakby Steel, Egypt
Executive Director of El Marakby Steel, Egypt, Ramy Saleh will be presenting the global graphite electrode buyers perspective about the current market trends. A graduate in metallurgical engineering and postgraduate in management, Ramy is the part of the core group at El Marakby Steel, which is overseeing its ambitious growth plan.
Vivek has been associated with India Ratings & Research Pvt. Ltd. as Associate Director for about 7 years. He has extensively covered the graphite electrode, steel, power and oil & gas sector. An alumnus of IIT Roorkee and XLRI Jamshedpur, Vivek will throw light on how the graphite electrode market landed in the current situation and how the demand-supply dynamics will shape up in the short & midterm. Vivek will present a bird’s eye view of the financial profiles of graphite electrode manufacturers and possible use of their surplus cash reserves.
Director of CIMM Group, a leading graphite electrode manufacturer from China, Kevin is managing the group’s operations in India. At the conference, Kevin will speak about the new graphite electrode capacities, segment-wise electrode demand and mid-term price forecasts.
Shyam Sundar Basak
Leading the process Technology department for melt shop area at Danieli India, Shyam Sundar Basak a metallurgist by profession has more than 14 years of experience in steel melting shop process. At the conference, he will be throwing light on alternatives for reducing graphite electrode dependence in EAF route of steel-making.
International Sales Manager at IC Carbon China, a leading platform for online information on graphite carbon industry, Liang actively monitors the raw materials like needle coke, petroleum coke and coal tar pitch. Liang will be speaking on the current and future supplies of needle coke and changes in the demand for needle coke.
Dr. Ozawa is known in the industry since his role as the project leader for Sony Li Ion cell team that pioneered the commercialization of Li Ion batteries in the early nineties. Dr. Ozawa worked at Sony from 1967 to 1996, covering the development of ceramic materials, magnetic films, and batteries. In 1996 Dr. Ozawa founded ENAX, Inc. a developer of Li Ion cells and production technology, and served as its president and CEO until 2013.
VS Balarama Krishna
Head of Strategic Marketing, Energoprom Group
Joined Energoprom in March of 2016, before that during 10 years worked for one of the leading steel companies in Russia – EvrazHolding as a Chief analyst in Strategic planning direction. Finished Moscow Aviation Institute, Economic Faculty (1994), PhD in Macroeconomics and Modelling (Institute of Economic Forecasting, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2004)