Sanda Telen PhD
Technical Consultant, Oilcon Oil & Energy Consulting
Sanda Telen PhD has been an independent oil and energy consultant since 2015, after spending 27 years in INA d.d. In 2016, she founded Oilcon Oil&Energy Consulting Company which provides technical support for oil and gas industry and related businesses, auto industry, distributors and traders, chemicals and additive producers and suppliers, industrial and independent laboratories, government and NGO bodies.
During her career in INA downstream, she held various positions, mainly focusing on downstream development. She started as an R&D engineer and later on held various managerial positions with increased responsibilities, managing advanced technologies, product development, and R&D laboratory.
Sanda is a recognised expert in conventional, biofuels and alternative fuels, with an extensive experience in crude selection process and formulation of finished products, as well as broad operational experience in product portfolio strategy, product recipes, formulations and additive selection, product quality road mapping and benchmarking and crude evaluation processes, with an emphasis on opportunity crudes with management of operative crude basket. As a long time laboratory manager, she has a comprehensive knowledge of laboratory processes, including laboratory staff training and equipment selection as well as financing, benchmarking, efficiency improvement and total quality management processes.
Since 2018 Sanda has been providing workshops, seminars and professional training courses within the scope of her expertise, focusing on competence and technical skills development, knowledge sharing and knowledge management.
In 2017 she was appointed as Editor in Chief of Fuels and Lubricants Magazine, published by the Croatian Society for Fuels and Lubricants.
Sanda holds a University degree in Chemical Engineering, Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry and Business School Diploma.