Meet the speakers and moderators

Short biographies and photos of the conference chairperson, plenary speakers, session chairpersons, and workshop moderators and panelists listed in alphabetical order. For more information, please click the represented person.

Barinder J S Ghai

Position: Alleima, United Kingdom
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Chairperson of the Paper Session on Duplex/Super Duplex Florin Room, Thursday, 29 September, 11:00 am

Mr. Barinder J S Ghai is the Regional Technical Marketing, EMEA at Alleima based in Birmingham UK. Mr. Ghai holds a degree in Production Engineering and a post-graduate degree in Sales & Marketing. Before joining Alleima, Barinder had varied experience in industry including project execution, maintenance, customer’s service and sales with reputed MNC’s. Mr. Ghai has already presented papers at Duplex Conference, Stainless Steel World, IRPC Abu Dhabi & Milan, Refining India, Petrotech Bahrain etc. and supported several other papers. He is also a Steering Committee Member and a member of the Advisory Board for key conference committees.

Barinder J S Ghai

Alleima, United Kingdom

Chairperson of the Paper Session on Duplex/Super Duplex Florin Room,...

Benoit van Hecke

Benoit van Hecke

Position: The Nickel Institute, Belgium
Categories: Conference

Moderator of the Discussion/Workshop on the contribution of Stainless Steels to Sustainability
Euro Room, Wednesday, 28 September, 14:30 pm

Benoît van Hecke is the Nickel Institute’s Market Development Manager for Europe based at their offices in Brussels. He is responsible for the Nickel Institute’s Market Development activities and partnerships related to the European market. He joined them in June 2018, after previously working for Aperam Stainless Europe where he was latterly Head of Project Sales for capital goods. His previous experience includes a four-year secondment to Euro Inox as Technical Director. He is a Belgian citizen and speaks six European languages. He has a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering as well as a Post-graduate Business Management degree.

Benoit van Hecke

The Nickel Institute, Belgium

Moderator of the Discussion/Workshop on the contribution of Stainless Steels...