• This year The CEE & Turkey Refining & Petrochemicals Summit will be co-located with the CIS Downstream Summit!

Tanju Cetiner was born in Istanbul Turkey. He graduated from Aston University in England with a Masters degree in chemical engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer in various provinces of Canada and a fellow of AIChE.

In the last forty plus years, stretching across the globe; from the Canadian oilsands to New Zealand, from North Africa to Denmark, from United States to Russia and then on to the current project location on the Aegean Sea shores, Tanju has done design and engineering in the oil refinery and petrochemicals, managed projects from grass-roots to completion with major corporations.

He returned to his home country in 2014 to join Socar bringing the experience gained by working in first tear oil and gas and EPC companies. Tanju served at various key positions at Socar Turkey as CEO Advisor, General Manager of Star, Group Director of Projects and advisory roles.

He says “he is thankful for the opportunities he’s had and the chance to work with exceptional people over the years, which granted him a good blend of technical and business knowledge.”

He is married with a family. He loves sailing. His home is currently in Istanbul.





Lara was born in Chester, England and graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in England with a BSc degree in combined studies chemistry and business studies.
She has worked for Innospec Limited for 12 years, currently holding the position of Technical Service Manager, Refinery Specialties.
During this period, Lara has specialised in determining fuel and additive performance as well as developing optimised additive technologies to meet customer challenges and requirements


30 years of experience in different management functions such as

– Project sales management to the oil and gas industry

– Business development

– Strategy development and implementation

– Commissioning of process industry plants

– Software development

More than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.

Mr. Guthier is a strong team player adding value in sales, marketing and business strategy development.

He has decades of experience in global markets and managing different cultures successfully.