Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Loss Prevention 2019

Confirmed Keynote Speakers


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Prof. Terje Aven

Previously he was adjunct Professor in Risk Analysis at the University of Oslo and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has many years of experience as a risk analyst and consultant in industry. He is the author of many books and papers in the fields of risk and uncertainty, covering both fundamental issues as well as practical analysis methods. He served as the President of the European Safety and Reliability Association (ESRA) in the period 2014-2018 (June), and as President of Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) worldwide in 2018. He is currently member of the SRA Executive Committee and Council as Immediate Past President. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Risk and Reliability and Associate editor for several journals including Risk Analysis



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Prof. Faisal Khan

  • Position: Professor and Canada Research Chair (Senior)

  • Organization: Memorial University

  • Title keynote: Dynamic Risk Management of Hazardous Operations

Dr. Faisal Khan is Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier I) of Offshore Safety and Risk Engineering. He is founder of Centre for Risk Integrity and Safety and Engineering (C-RISE), which have over research 50 research members. His areas of research interest include: offshore safety and risk engineering, inherent safety, risk management, and asset integrity assessment and management. He is actively involved with multinational companies on the issue of safety and asset integrity. He is recipient of many national and international awards. He has authored over 400 research articles in peer reviewed journals and conferences and five books on the subject area.



Prof. Pol Hoorelbeke

Pol has about 32 years of experience in industrial safety. He holds a master degree in engineering, a master degree in safety and a PhD degree in Engineering Science. He is Fellow for Process Safety for TOTAL SA. Pol has given more than 80 academic lectures on major risk management at universities all over the world. He is board member of the European Process Safety Centre (EPSC) and board member of the Fire and Explosion Information Group (FABIG).



Ir. Jos van Winsen

Jos is almost 37 years with Shell Downstream, the last 12 years as GM of a Refinery (Sweden, PCK Germany and Pernis). He started in SIPM The Hague. 1993: Started in Pernis as Technologist. 1999: Moved to Sapref, South Africa, followed by Rhineland, Gotenborg and Germany. First GM role was in Sweden.



Ir. Roald P. Lapperre 

  • Position: Director General for the Environment and International Affairs
  • Organization: Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
  • Title Keynote: Safety Delta, the Netherlands

Mr. Roald P. Lapperre is Director General for Environmental and International Affairs at the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. His responsibilities include national environmental policies, sustainability, chemical safety, circular economy, air quality as well bilateral, multilateral and EU affairs with the scope of the Ministry. He previously served as Deputy Director General for Water Affairs and Spatial Planning and as Deputy General for Argriculture and Nature Management. Mr. Lapperre (49) holds an MSc degree from Wageningen University.


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Prof. Hans Pasman

Hans J. Pasman studied chemical technology at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Ph.D. in 1964. Worked for Shell, moved to research organization TNO. Investigated numerous process industry accidents. Worked on a wide variety of engineering topics. Directed an institute, managed research groups, focused on defense research in the cold-war era. 1980-90s Chairman NATO group on Explosives, Chairman OECD group on Unstable Substances, Chairman European Working Group on Risk Analysis, Chairman European Working Party on Loss Prevention. Co-founder European Process Safety Centre. Was nearly 10 years Professor Chemical Risk Management at Delft University. Member of former Dutch Hazardous Substances Council and since 2008 Research Professor at the TEES Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center of the Artie McFerrin Chemical Engineering department of Texas A&M University.


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Prof. Paul Amyotte

Dr. Paul Amyotte, P.Eng. is a Professor of Chemical Engineering in the Department of Process Engineering and Applied Science at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada) where he holds the C.D. Howe Chair in Process Safety. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada (Bachelor’s), Queen’s University (Master’s), and the Technical University of Nova Scotia (PhD). Dr. Amyotte has an extensive record of authorship, with four books, six book chapters and over 300 papers published in peer-reviewed journals or presented at national and international conferences. He is the editor of the Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, and a past-president of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, Engineers Nova Scotia, and Engineers Canada. He has also served as chair of the Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board, member of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board, and co-chair of the Materials and Chemical Engineering Evaluation Group of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. He is a recipient of the Cybulski Medal from the Polish Academy of Sciences for significant and sustained contributions to the field of dust explosion research, as well as the Trevor Kletz Merit Award from the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, and the Process Safety Management Award from the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering.



Prof. M. Nazmul Karim

  • Position: Professor and Department Head of Chemical Engineering , Michael O’Connor Chair II
  • Organization: Texas A& M University
  • Title keynote: The Man Who Lived and Breathed Process Safety: Professor Sam Mannan A Tribute

Professor M. Nazmul Karim is the Michael O’Connor Chair II and the Head of the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A & M University (TAMU).  He received his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, and his MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Manchester, UK.  He has been a professor chemical engineering at Colorado State University for over twenty years. He also held the Whitacre Endowed Chair, and served as the Department Chair of Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University for eight years before joining TAMU.  Dr. Karim has been a distinguished visiting professor at many international universities, e.g.  Technical University of Denmark (Chemical Engineering), Osaka University (ICBioTech), etc.  An expert in bioprocess control and biofuels, Dr. Karim has spent over thirty years researching various aspects of renewable energy production, emphasizing the utilization of agricultural and other lignocellulosic raw materials.  His research encompasses metabolic engineering using modern tools such as CRISPR/Cas 9 to process optimization methods to develop the economically and technically feasible alternatives for biofuels production. His recent research has focused on diverse research topics, including development of a novel membrane separation technique for separating flu virus, and development of methodologies for diabetes treatment using model-based embedded control system, and studying leak detection in gas (and water) pipelines, fault detection under uncertainties, etc.  He has published over 200 refereed journal papers, has co-authored one text book on Chemical and Bioprocess Control and one edited book, and has given over 300 technical, keynote and plenary talks, nationally and internationally.  Dr. Karim is a Fellow of the AIChE.  Dr. Karim was a Director of the Fuels and Petrochemical Division (F & PD) of AIChE for three years (2010-2013).

As the Head of the Chemical Engineering Department, Dr. Karim oversaw the operations of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University.



Anton van Beek

  • Position: President DOW Benelux, UK and Nordic, Chairman of the Board DOW Benelux, Chairman ‘Stichting Veiligheid Voorop’
  • Organization: DOW
  • Title keynote: HUMANIFICATION – Go digital, stay human


Anton Beek joined the DOW chemicals company in 2009 through the merger with Rohm and Haas. There he was general manager of the Primary Materials section. Before that, Van Beek held various commercial functions at BASF for nine years. Van Beek is concerned with both chemistry and commerce, which is also apparent from his background: a bachelor in chemistry and a master in management and marketing. He has a strong interest for technology and innovation and the implications these fundamental changes will have on human behaviour.