Zaher Abdulla Al Habtari is an Executive Vice President overseeing Capital Projects, Alumina & Bauxite at EGA.
Mr Al Habtari has been in charge of EGA’s alumina refinery operations in Abu Dhabi since 2014.
Mr Al Habtari has over 20 years of experience working in the oil and gas, and metal and mining industries, first joining the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company in 1999 as a graduate trainee. From 1999 to 2007, he was a Project Manager at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Operating Company. He then worked at Mubadala from 2007 to 2011 as Vice President of Petroleum Services. Mr Al Habtari also sat on the board of directors of Petrofac Emirates and Turbine Support Services, respectively.
Mr. Al Habtari has a degree in chemical engineering from the United States’ University of Tulsa and an MBA from the American University of Sharjah.
Gus Nathan is a Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide, the inaugural Energy Professional of the Year from the Australian Institute of Energy, SA, a Fellow of the Combustion Institute, a recipient of a Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award from the Australian Research Council and an ATSE KH Sutherland medallist.
He is the Research Director of, the national $215m Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre, the HILT CRC. This builds on his prior leadership of a program to develop a technology to provide energy to the Bayer alumina process with concentrated solar thermal heat and co-leadership of a program within the Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre.
Overall, he has led the development of six technology platforms include the flame for the Sydney Olympic Relay Torch, and others currently being upscaled to decarbonise heavy industry. He has published more than 300 papers in international journals, 250 in peer reviewed conferences, 50 commissioned reports and 13 patents.
Professor Nathan is one of the joint founders of the international ISF Workshop for the Measurement and Computation of Reacting Flows With Carbon Nanoparticles, which engages some 100 researchers from around the world and is aligned with his own speciality in optical diagnostic methods to de-risk emerging technologies in hydrogen production and heavy industrial processes.
Miles Prosser is the Secretary General of the International Aluminium Institute (IAI), the only body that represents the aluminium industry at the global level. With more than twenty years’ experience working on various industry policy issues, Miles brings in-depth knowledge on resource allocation, sustainability and climate change.
Miles joined the IAI from the Australian Aluminium Council, where he served as Executive Director for more than ten years. He leads the IAI to promote the unique and valuable properties of aluminium in sustainable development. He holds an honours degree from the Australian National University. He is a member of the Institute of Directors in London.