Steering Committee 2024


Mr Bruno MartinDear valve industry peers,

In the 20 years that I have participated in VW conferences, I have always appreciated their excellent level of technical content, but also the quality of exchanges.

The world is changing. We see these changes most clearly in the world of energy, but the need for valves remains. The valve industry must adapt and face many challenges. New players are emerging, as well as new needs, such as a very high demand for cost reduction.

The Valve World conference is a unique place of exchange between end users, manufacturers, and engineers. This year, the topics will revolve around the three highlights: energy transition, standardisation, and digitalisation.

I would like to invite and encourage all of you in the valve industry to send in your abstracts and ideas and think of suitable topics that are important to you.

We’ll make sure that the Valve World 2024 conference will maintain its exceptionally high quality.

Best regards,

Bruno Martin,
Technip Energies

Below you will find the Steering Committee of the Valve World Conference 2024.

Aylin Çelik

Aylin Çelik

Position: Messe Düsseldorf
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Aylin Çelik is working as senior project manager at Messe Düsseldorf for the tube, pipe and valve sector. She is responsible for developing topics and is the contact person for the accompanying and supporting program of the Valve trade fair. Aylin has been working in the field of conferences, congresses and trade fairs for numerous years.

Aylin Çelik

Messe Düsseldorf

Aylin Çelik is working as senior project manager at Messe...

Alexander Hein

Position: BASF
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

After his PhD in Physics at the TU Kaiserslautern, Alexander Hein joined BASF in 2021 as Automation Engineer in Instrumentation Technology. He is part of the team for Global Engineering Services supporting both the Ludwigshafen site as well as international projects concerning automated valves and instrumentation.

Alexander Hein


After his PhD in Physics at the TU Kaiserslautern, Alexander...

Mr Ayo Kilani

Ayo Kilani

Position: Nigeria LNG Limited
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Ayo Kilani is currently the Corporate Engineering Manager at Nigeria LNG Limited, a company that produces liquified natural gas (LNG) and natural gas liquids (NGLs) for export.

He was previously the Mechanical Static equipment SME in the company and led his team to develop a risk-based Valve Maintenance Strategy for the organisation. Ayo had the privilege to be the Steering Committee Chairman for the 2022 Valve World Conference.

Ayo Kilani

Nigeria LNG Limited

Ayo Kilani is currently the Corporate Engineering Manager at Nigeria...

Alberto Seveso

Position: Neway
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Mechanical Engineer, actually R&D Manager of Neway Valve Europe.

From more than two decades operates in design & qualification of isolation valves for Oil & Gas and other industrial applications.

Started his carrier as designer of industrial vibrating machines and plants for transport, sorting and conditioning of bulk materials.

In 1996 started his collaboration with major valve manufacturers in Italy and then Russia with following positions: Valve Design Eng., R&D Manager, Application Eng., Engineering Manager and Technical Director.

From 2016 with Neway Valve Suzhou (China), based in Milan (Italian branch) collaborating with HQ technical departments and R&D for valve design and qualification including support to IPO for strategic supply chain (materials & special process, sealing systems and actuation).

Author of two patent application publications relevant to design of DIB critical isolation features for MtoM TMBVs qualified Vs operational requirements (“Flex Seat” and “Reverse Piston Effect”).

Collaboration with IOGP from 2016 in review and development of S-562 specification (API-6D TMBVs).

Alberto Seveso


Mechanical Engineer, actually R&D Manager of Neway Valve Europe. From...


Aurélien Tissot

Position: Emerson
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

Aurélien Tissot


Anthony Vangasse

Anthony Vangasse

Position: Rotork
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

A time-served hydro-mechanical & controls engineer, Tony first worked in automation and heavy mobile plant equipment. He subsequently designed primary flight control systems in aviation, before joining GE Oil & Gas in 2008, where he worked as Subsea Controls Product Director, covering subsea production systems, intervention and life-of-field applications.

He joined Rotork in 2020, as Head of Product Management, and continues to manage a global team of product managers across the full Rotork portfolio of products.

Tony has a degree in Mechanical and Materials Engineering, post-graduate qualifications in Engineering Business Management, plus leadership & advanced management training from both GE and Rotork.

Tony’s professional passions are truly understanding customer value and working with differentiated technology.

He also enjoys literature and is a keen runner and fly-angler.

Anthony Vangasse


A time-served hydro-mechanical & controls engineer, Tony first worked in...