Rising Stars

The World Refining Association firmly believes in supporting the refining community and its search and retention of talent. We do this through our “Rising Stars” sessions. Prior to a WRA event, Process Engineers are nominated from refineries in the region for their work in the sector. From a shortlist of five, one is voted the winner and crowned the ‘Rising Star’ at the event. This increases refiner engagement and also attracts up and coming engineers to participate- giving them a voice. The winning refineries are able to then promote their ‘Rising Star’ and support their growth as a manager of the future.

Q&As with previous ERTC Rising Stars Winners

ERTC Rising Stars Winner 2019 - Damian from Grupa LOTOS

ERTC Rising Stars Winner 2018 - Ross from BP

ERTC Rising Stars Winner 2017 - Pedro from CEPSA

All Previous Winners

Damian Kwiatkowski

Damian Kwiatkowski

Junior Process Engineer, Grupa LOTOS S.A.

ERTC 2019

Lujayn Mohamed Alsayoof

Lujayn Mohamed Alsayoof

Process Engineer, BAPCO

MERTC 2019

Ross O'Brien

Ross O'Brien

Mechanical Engineer, BP

ERTC 2018

Fatema Husain

Fatema Husain

Process Engineer, BAPCO

MERTC 2018

Pedro Medina

Pedro Medina

Senior Technology Development Engineer, CEPSA

ERTC 2017

Rising Stars Nominations

Our Team

If you have any questions regarding the Rising Stars Awards, please get in touch with a member of our team:

Sarah Casey

Sarah Casey

Project Director

t: +44 207 384 7955

Sandil Sanmugam

Sandil Sanmugam

Portfolio Director, Europe

t:+44 207 384 7744