Chemicals and Petrochemicals

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The chemical industry is resource-intensive in raw materials and energy use, so it’s no surprise that they’re a source of emissions and waste. This also means that the industry constantly faces external influences pressuring them to improve environmental footprint.   

These challenges come on top of process complexities which lead to opportunities to improve the use of assets and resources. At the same time, supply chain issues and ever-changing safety and sustainability regulations also affect operations’ productivity. The industry must address these hurdles while ensuring a safe way of operating its assets. At dss+, we address these challenges by combining industry knowledge, owner-operator experience and consulting expertise to provide a platform to improve operations across the spectrum.

Featured case studies

We’ve developed industry best practices and created many of our own proprietary solutions to get our clients to the cutting edge – and keep them there.

Featured insights

We live in a volatile age. But there’s never been a better opportunity to reshape your actions and create a better world. Explore our thoughts on transformation and best practices in dynamic times.

Learn practical tips that your organisation can take to manage risks and accelerate safety culture during times of uncertainty.

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This article highlights five things chemical companies need to start doing right now to stay in the game.

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Market volatility and regulatory requirements require organisational streamlining and decisive strategic and operational actions.

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What are your goals?

Whether you are looking to revitalise your internal culture, build the capabilities of your leaders and teams, transform your operational effectiveness or make a positive impact on the environment, we’ll build a customised strategy and work side-by-side to implement it with you.

Meet the team

Explore the backgrounds and specialities of the experts who’ll be working with you.

Boudewijn van Lent
Global Chemical Industry Director
Boudewijn is a global chemical executive with over 30 years of experience in the industry having spearheaded numerous successful business transformations.
Michael Lu
Michael has over 25 years of experience helping companies in Chemicals, Energy and Utilities industries transform their operations to improve efficiency, innovation and sustainability.
Cathy Johnson
Cathy has over 20 years of experience designing operations improvement programs across Europe within chemicals and manufacturing, delivering significant financial results and behavioural change.
Allen Zeng
Allen has 30 years of consulting and project management experience. He has worked with clients in the chemical, oil & gas and utilities industries to improve their safety performance and transform their culture.
Flavio Barros
Senior Business Manager
Flávio has over 25 years in Chemical, Agrochemical, Plastics and Consulting businesses in areas such as Six Sigma, Supply Chain, Operations and R&D. He has conducted several OpEx and Risk Management projects for clients. 
David Pereira
Director, Latin America
David has over 20 years of experience in Mining and Oil & Gas industries, leading large transformation programmes on capital projects, organisational and processes redesign, as well as digital transformation and innovation initiatives.
Said Hobeika
Industry Leader, Chemicals & Petrochemicals
Said has over 13 years of experience leading large and complex transformation programmes related to operational risk and operational excellence. He is passionate about transforming company cultures and achieving sustainable improvements.
Ehsan Akhavan
Middle East and Africa
Ehsan is an experienced consultant with over 18 years of experience working with the Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, and other heavy industries. 
Oliver Gawad
Director, Middle East, Sustainability & Economic Impact
With 20+ years of management consulting in chemicals, manufacturing and public sector, Oliver is supporting clients designing and implementing sustainability strategies as well as mastering required transformational changes in organizations for long-term success.