Andrey LatishevChief engine designer
Andrey Latishev is Chief Engine Designer at ZIL, working on adapting engines and powertrains. He also works on the development of engines powered by alternative fuels. He is an Honorary Professor of the Moscow State Industrial University, where he has more than 30 years of teaching experience.
Steve WhelanTechnical Director
Clean Air Power Ltd
Steve joined Clean Air Power in 2005, having spent 17 years at Ricardo Consulting Engineers as a Chief Engineer in the diesel powertrain R&D business. Since joining Clean Air Power as Technical Director, he has focused on gaseous alternative fuels for heavy duty powertrain. Steve is responsible for technology strategy and product development at Clean Air Power. He has directed the development of Dual-Fuel products that enable diesel engines to operate on natural gas. These products are now in production with OEMs and available as retro-fit systems. During his career he has worked with many of the world’s major powertrain OEMs and interacted with government, UN organisations and academic institutions. Steve graduated from Imperial College in 1988 and has been an engineer ever since.
Ruslan SadykovCES Application Engineer
Mr. Sadykov is Cummins Emission Solutions Engineer. He is responsible for adapting Cummins emission control systems to the Russian market conditions and regulation. Mr Sadykov has technical education in engines, bachelor degree in economy, he is author of 4 patents.
Igor Turunov, Founder of the Ecotruck – the first AdBlue supplier on Russian market since 2007. Founder of the group of companies involved in wholesale and distribution of lubricants and automotive chemistry in Russia since 1998.
Anatoliy Ivanovich SavitskiyGeneral Director
Ivan BonchevManaging Partner
Ivan is Managing Partner at EU Russia-Partners. The company is a leading advisor for the Russian industrial manufacturing sector. It provides advisory services to industrial product companies aiming to improve or enhance their presence in Russia and CIS markets.
Previously, Ivan lead the Ernst & Young Automotive Practice in Moscow and was also the Chairman of the Autmotive Components Committee at the Association of European Business in Russia.
International clients include: Amtel, Avtovaz, Bridgestone, Continental, Daimler, Eberspaecher, GAZ Group, Hyundai, KAMAZ, Kia, Komatsu, Magna, Mitsubishi, PSA, Machinery & Industrial Group N.V., SAIC, Sibur, Sollers, Valeo, Volvo Trucks
Dr José GeigerManager, Commercial, Industrial and Large Engines
José Geiger is department manager at FEV in Aachen, Germany. His department for gas engines, controls and OBD is part of FEV’s Business Unit Commercial, Industrial and Large Engines.
José Geiger has a doctor’s degree in mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen with focus on combustion engines. He has worked previously in the combustion system development of conventional and direct injection gasoline engines and in diesel OBD for passenger cars. Today, typical key projects in his responsibility are combustion system development and complete calibration of commercial gas engines, calibration of commercial diesel production engines with concentration on governors and OBD as well as software function specification for control systems and OBD.
Peter KrähenbühlHead of Technology Engineering
Peter Krähenbühl is Head of the Technology Engineering at FPT Motorenforschung AG since 2012. The company is responsible for advanced engineering and base engine development within FPT Industrial. Since 2003 he has been working at FPT, where he previously was Head of the Mechanical Development. Before he had different functions within IVECO, such as head office at Turin and in the European Engine Alliance in the UK (IVECO-Cummins-CNH Joint Venture). Since 2013 is Peter Krähenbühl also Deputy General Manager of FPT Motorenforschung AG.
Dr Magnus LewanderProgram Leader, Automotive Processes
Haldor Topsøe A/S
Magnus Lewander received his PhD at the Department of Energy Sciences, Lund University in 2011. He has written several scientific articles within the field of diesel combustion control and optimization.
Magnus Lewander currently holds the position as Program Leader of Automotive Processes at Haldor Topsoe. He is involved in application projects together with customers where customer engines are equipped with Haldor Topsoe exhaust systems. The aim of these projects is to demonstrate the potential of fulfilling upcoming emission legislations with the proposed after-treatment
Juliane has a Bachelor degree in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris and a Master degree in International Conflict Studies from King’s College, London. After graduating last summer she joined Integer Research as an Analyst. She has been working on different emissions projects including a recent study on China’s Diesel Emissions and AdBlue market and integer’s most recent Brazil study.
Ramil GaripovChief Specialist on Engine Testing
Mercedes Benz Trucks Vostok
Since June 10th Carsten Bothmann is CEO of Mercedes-Benz Trucks Vostok, a Joint Venture Company of Daimler AG and OJSC KAMAZ.
He was born in Cologne, Germany, on October 31, 1971,
studied business economics at universities in Germany (University of Cologne) and the USA (University of Massachusetts at Boston) .
He joined the Daimler-Benz AG in 1998.
Moscow Automobile and Road Institute
Trofimenko Yury - the Head of the department "Tekhnosfernaya safety", the director of scientific research institute of energy-environmental problems at the Moscow automobile and road state technical university (MADI), Doctor of Sciene, Professor, the Vice-president of the Russian academy of transport, the expert of the World bank (International finance corporation) in transport ecology, the member of the committee on environmental control of Avtodor state company, the national consultant of the PROON/GEF project - the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation 00080462 "Reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases from the motor transport in the cities of Russia", has 270 scientific publications..
Fabrizio MicheliExport Area Manager
Fabrizio Micheli has a 15 years experience in International Sales and Business Development.
Since 2010 he has been taking care of Sales developments for Piusi Spa in East European countries, Russia and CIS region dealing with Key Account distributors and OEM partners in the field of fuel, lubricants and AdBlue handling equipment.
In 2012 Piusi has become the leader in Russia for the relevant product categories.
Alex AbakumovNon-executive Director
Rostov CNG Vehicles Service Company
Mr Abakumov is a member of the Board of Directors at Rostov CNG Vehicle Service Company.
Founded in 2011, Rostov’s main business deals in conversion of diesel engines to 100% LNG or LPG engines, conversion to dual-fuel engines, CNG mobile storage manufacturing, as well as natural gas and alternative fuel consulting services.
Russian Fuel Union
Ronny KarlsenSales Director North Europe
WEMA System A/S
Torben Skyum-JensenCommercial Director
Yara Chemicals A/S
Torben Skyum-Jensen is the Regional Director, Nordics, Italy and CEE for the unit Environmental Solutions - Automotive, the unit marketing Yara's AdBlue brand Air1.
Torben joined Yara (Norsk Hydro at the time) in Denmark in 1993 and has since then served in several commercial and managerial positions in the business units marketing Yara's Industrial products.
After a short involvement in the AdBlue business during the very early days, he re-joined the unit in 2010, with the focus to develop Yara's business models and marketshare within the area.
Alexander ZaloginSenior Technical Specialist
Educated at the Moscow institute of Physics and Technology, Alexander achieved his Ph.D in 1984.
Alexander held the position of Lecturer of Physics, Scientist at the Moscow institute of Physics and Technology between 1984 and 1993 specialising in optics, fiber optics, interferometers, sensors and electronics for sensors.
Between 1993 and 2001, he worked as Logistics Manager at ASTA.
Since 2002, Alexander has held the position of Senior Technical Specialist at Scania Russia.
Tamara MitusovaHead of Diesel Fuels Department
Professor Tamara Mitusova is one of the leading specialists in the design, research and testing of diesel, marine, furnace, gas turbine and boiler fuels. After graduation from the Gubkin Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas, she has been working in All-Russian Scientific Research of Oil Refining currently as the Head of diesel and marine fuels.
The author of over 300 publications and 50 patents (including international), Professor Mitusova cooperates with oil companies and technology developers on a regular basis and regularly provides advice and technical support to refiners and fuels consumers. She is the author of numerous regulations (state standards, specifications, STO) on diesel, marine, furnace, gas turbine and boiler fuels.
She has a Doctorate in Technical Sciences and is serving as the Professor. She is a Laureate of the State Prize of the USSR.
Boris KisulenkoDeputy General Director R&S Center and Vice Chairman
Dr. Boris Kisulenko, Deputy General Director of the State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation for motor vehicles (NAMI), born in 1948, graduated with honours from the Moscow automechanical Institute (MAMI) in 1971. He is the author of the Russian Moto Vehicles certification system and Russian and Customs Union Technical Regulations on wheeled vehicles, the head of the certification body for moto vehicles.
Since 2004 he is a President of the World Forum on harmonisation of technical requirements for wheeled vehicles of the Economic Commission for Europe.
Kisulenko B.v. is the author of over 90 publications, awarded governmental prizes from the Russian Federation.
Elisa DumitrescuProject Manager
United Nations Environment Programme
Elisa Dumitrescu has worked with the Transport Unit of the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) since 2005. Her work entails policy analysis and advice to support improving auto fuel economy and lowering pollutant emissions from vehicles in emerging economies. She manages a portfolio of national clean tech, climate change mitigation and sustainable mobility projects in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, in addition to providing project support for developing countries globally. On a daily basis, she works with national governments, industry groups, NGO’s and technical experts to address, at the country and regional levels, CO 2 and non-CO 2 emissions from cars through improved standards for energy efficient technology, liquid fuel quality and tailpipe emissions.
Elisa holds graduate degrees from Columbia University and the London School of Economics, and has previously worked on renewable energy in urban settings, urban greening, and the remediation of toxic and radioactive pollution hot spots in developing countries.
Dmitry SerbinProject Manager Komatsu CIS
KOMATSU Research Division
Dmitry Serbin is working as a Project General Manager of the Government Regulation department in the company “Komatsu CIS” . His duties include coordination of product conformity assessment with safety technical regulations of the Customs Union.
D. Serbin has degree in mechanical engineering and economics.
He has been working for Komatsu more than 10 years. Previously, he worked as a Sales Director of mining and construction machinery in the representative office of the Japanese trading company.
Vsevold GavrilovDirector of Volvo Penta Division
ZAO Volvo Vostok
Vsevolod Gavrilov graduated as a Naval Engineer from Leningrad’s Shipbuilding Institute (Now ‘Marine Technology University’).
He has led the Volvo Penta business in Russia for the last 15 years, developing both the Marine and Industrial segments.
Alexey SerezhenkinDeputy Executive Director
OAR Association of Russian Automakers
After graduating from the Moscow Automotive Institute in 1970, Mr. Serezhenkin worked at the Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Institute.
From 1983 to 1989 he worked at the Ministry of tractor and agricultural Engineering. From 1989 to 1995 he worked in senior positions in scientific and technical divisions for the automotive industry in the Union and Russian ministries, where he was an expert on the UNECE ITC automotive industry. From 1995 to 2004 he worked in the Ministry of Economy of Russia Russian Ministry of Industry. Under his leadership, has developed a number of government documents aimed at supporting the domestic automotive industry. From 2004 to 2006 Serezhenkin worked as the Director of the Information and Analytical Center JSC “Central IFIG BelRusAvto“.
Currently, Serezhenkin is Deputy Executive Director of the ”Association of Russian Automakers” engaging in forecasting industry development work with federal authorities to develop measures aimed at the development of automobile industry in Russia.
Peter SchermGeneral Manager
Tim CheyneDirector, Emissions
Integer Research Ltd
Tim is a Director of Integer Research, and is responsible for the company’s work in the environmental sector. This covers stationary and mobile emissions control technologies and related chemicals such as AdBlue.
In the lead-up to Euro 4 & 5 implementation in Europe, Tim worked closely with truck OEMs, tier 1 suppliers, oil companies, and AdBlue suppliers to develop market forecasts, commercial strategy, and other key business development issues. A key project which emerged from this work was the website FindAdBlue.com, which has become the main online source of information for AdBlue in Europe, and is sponsored by all European OEMs and the major AdBlue suppliers.
Tim has degrees in chemical engineering and economics. He has previously worked in the design and operation of petrochemical plants, and in commodity market analysis and consultancy in the chemical industry.