Steering Committee 2023

Willem Maarten van HaaftenWillem Maarten van Haaften, Senior Research Engineer Materials & Corrosion at Shell, was the chairman of the Stainless Steel World Conference 2023 and led the international steering committee.

Below you will find the steering committee of the Stainless Steel World Conference 2023.

Svein Prestrud Astad

Svein Prestrud Astad

Position: Equinor ASA, Norway
Categories: Steering Committee, Steering Committee 2023

Mr Astad has worked at Equinor since 2010. His position is now Senior Engineer Materials Technology. Through his experience at Equinor has worked with stainless steels in different areas; material selection for subsea and topside projects, M-650 qualification of manufacturers of special materials, induction bending specifications and follow-ups to construction and welding activities on sites both onshore and offshore.

Svein Prestrud Astad

Equinor ASA, Norway

Mr Astad has worked at Equinor since 2010. His position...

Sunday Chukwudi Okoro

Sunday Chukwudi Okoro

Position: GRUNDFOS, Denmark
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee, Steering Committee 2023

Mr. Sunday Okoro is a materials and corrosion specialist within the materials and mechanics department, at GRUNDFOS – a premium pump manufacturer with headquarters located in Bjerringbro, Denmark.

Sunday Chukwudi Okoro

GRUNDFOS, Denmark

Mr. Sunday Okoro is a materials and corrosion specialist within...

Samarth Patel

Samarth Patel

Position: Scoda Tubes Ltd, India
Categories: Steering Committee 2023

Samarth Patel

Scoda Tubes Ltd, India

Sayee Raghunathan

Sayee Raghunathan

Position: Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
Categories: Steering Committee, Steering Committee 2023

Mr. Sayee Raghunathan is an experienced, commercially focused technocrat, with specialization in the manufacturing and the energy sectors, as well as having experience across the entire product lifecycle and technology readiness spectrum. He is currently employed as a welding and metallurgical engineering consultant for Saudi Aramco, in Saudi Arabia. This role involves, amongst other things, materials selection consultations and run-repair-replace evaluations for assets and operating facilities and high-level studies and investigations. He is a non-executive director of the American Welding Society (AWS). At AWS, he is also the Chair of the Product Development Committee (PDC) and a member of four other committees including the Marketing Council and Membership Committee. Before Saudi Aramco, he worked as an Associate Director at TWI, Cambridge, UK and as a visiting professor for the Dalton Institute of Manchester University. He was awarded the 2012 Lidstone Medal and is a Fellow of eight UK professional institutes including the Welding Institute, Nuclear Institute, Energy Institute, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Corrosion and IOM3. He also actively volunteers for education, professional development and technology advancement causes.

Sayee Raghunathan

Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

Mr. Sayee Raghunathan is an experienced, commercially focused technocrat, with...