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The International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS),

Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI),


Sandia National Laboratories (SNL),
&
CRDF Global present:

This webinar series will bring together international chemical industryexperts with leading Pakistani panelists to
discuss the benefits ofvoluntarysafety, health, security, and environmental standards in the chemical industry.
During these webinars, participants will gain:

Awareness of the benefits of adopting voluntary standards to ensure environmental, health, safety and
security performance to your company and to the industry as a whole.
Knowledge of how existing industry standards and initiatives including Responsible Carecan result in
organizational efficiencies, positive community image, and continuous performance improvement.
An understanding of the various ways thatleading companies and chemical industries around the world
have successfully adopted such standards and which may be most appropriate for yours.
Practical next steps for companies both large and small interested in adopting industry standards.
Access tofellow chemical industry professionals, international experts, useful resources, and tools for
your company to use after the webinar series concludes.

Webinar Schedule
Webinar 1Monday, March 7, 9:00 (PST)
Webinar 2Friday, March 11, 9:00 (PST)
Webinar 3Saturday, March 12, 18:00 (PST)
Webinar 4Thursday, March 17, 9:00 (PST)
Webinar 5Friday, March 18, 18:00 (PST)
Participate in-person at ICCBS
H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry
International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, Pakistan

Participate online
Log in as a guest to: crdfglobal.adobeconnect.com/Pakistan
crdfglobal.adobeconnect.com/

Confirmed international speakers include:


Mr. Tahir J. Qadir
Executive Director, Management Systems
AcuTech Consulting Group (Dubai, UAE)
Mr. Tahir Qadir is an accomplished executive and results-oriented
results oriented leader with a
demonstrated ability to deliver mission-critical
mission critical results through outstanding presentation,
communication, and cross-cultural
cross cultural team management skills with high-energy
high
entrepreneurial
rial attitude. As the leader of the Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals
Associations (GPCA) Responsible Careinitiative,
Care nitiative, Mr. Qadir possesses unparalleled experience with voluntary
industry standards in the Gulf region. He is well known in the petrochemical and
and chemical industry for leading
regional initiatives and creating strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and
support key business initiatives. He has decades of experience in process engineering and management systems
which allows him to offer services at all levels of AcuTechs global services.
Mr. Daniel Roczniak
Senior Director, Responsible Care
American Chemistry Council (Washington, DC, USA)
During his 20 years with American Chemistry Council (ACC),, Mr. Daniel Roczniak has
assisted ACC member and partner companies in the implementation of the Responsible
Care initiative in their operations. Currently, he manages ACCs Responsible Care
third-party
party certification process. His responsibilities include providing implementation
imp
assistance for companies preparing for certification; liaison with auditing firms and their accreditation bodies;
and organizing training and workshops
worksho for ACC company personnel. In addition, Mr. Roczniak manages
implementation of the ACCs Responsible
ponsible Care Security Code.Mr. Roczniak has worked with various national
chemical associations to enhance existing programs, and he recently led ACCs assistance efforts to the DubaiDubai
based Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) as it launched
launched its Responsible Care program.
Mr. Roczniak is active in the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) Responsible Care
Leadership Group and has organized industry workshops and other events in South America, the Middle East,
East
and Asia. Priorr to joining the ACC in 1993, Mr. Roczniak worked for several public policy consulting firms in
the Washington, DC area assisting clients to better understand the workings of public interest groups active on
issues such as environmental protection, consumer rights, biotechnology and genetic engineering, shareholder
activism, and animal welfare.
Dr. Caner Zanbak
Environmental Advisor
Turkish Chemical Manufacturers Association (Istanbul, Turkey)
Dr. Caner Zanbak is the principal author of several leading policy documents
developed for Turkish industry, including the Hazardous Waste Management section
of the National
nal Environmental Action Plan coordinated by the Turkish State Planning
Organization, 1998-Report
1998
on Environmental Non-Tariff
Tariff Trade Barriers and an
Action Plan for Turkey and 2010-Harmonization
2010 Harmonization Issues on European Union
Environmental Legislation for the Turkish Industrial Businessmans Association (TUSIAD). Since 1994, Dr.
Zanbak has been the coordinatorr of the Responsible Care Program of the TCMA. Dr. Zanbak is also the ViceVice
chairman of the Environmental Affairs Committee of Istanbul Chamber of Industry,
Industry a member of the
Environmental Working Group of TUSIAD and the Environmental Coordinator of the Turkish Miners
Association. Dr. Zanbak completed his Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana,
Champaign
United States, and has taught at Istanbul Technical University, Kent State University, South Dakota School of

Mines and Illinois Institute of Technology. Dr. Zanbak has also worked as an associate of Woodward-Clyde
Woodward
Consultants (WCC) to assist USEPA and a number of industry facilities on hazardous
hazardous waste management,
remedial investigations, feasibility studies,
studies and remedial design for superfundd and geotechnical projects.
Ms. Susan Caskey
Risk and Security Specialist
Sandia National Laboratories (New Mexico, USA)
Ms. Caskey is the project lead for safety andsecurity work in South Asia along with
leading effortson developing formal risk assessment tools. Susan hasdegrees in
Biology and Computer Science specializing ininformation management and security.
She is also certifiedin
certifiedin network security architecture and has designed andimplemented
secure information management systemsworldwide. Susan designs methodologies for performingrisk
assessments and conducts assessments of biologicalagents and science facilities. She provides a wide
w
range
oftraining in both information security and threat reduction.She performs statistics based risk assessments and
physicalsecurity assessments of science facilities. Susan hascontributed to the development of international
securityguidelines focusing
ng on information management. Recently,she has been developing laboratory based
security andsafety standards, procedures, and risk assessment tools forlaboratories working on high risk agents.

Featured panelists include:


Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary
Director, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS)
(
University of Karachi,
Karachi Pakistan
Dr. Choudhary is recognized for original contributions in the fields of natural products
and bioorganic chemistry. He has served as Visiting Faculty
Faculty at Cornell University,
Purdue University, Pennsylvania State University, Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
King Saud University, the University of Rhode Island, and universities in Malaysia,
Kazakhstan and Iran. He is currently a Professor of Organic Chemistry and Director of the International Center
for Chemical and Biological Sciences at the University of Karachi. He has written and edited 24 books, most of
which have been published in the US
S and Europe. He is also the author of over 950 research papers and
chapters in top international science journals of the West, as well as 35 US patents. The cumulative impact
factor of his publications is over 1,700. This is by far the largest number of quality
quality publications from any
scientist in Pakistan. He has been among the most cited scientists of Pakistan in last five years with citations
exceeding 9,400 (h-Index:
Index: 38). He is the Volume Editor of many international book series and journals. He has
received
ived awards and honors, including: Hilal-e-Imtiaz;
Hilal
Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz;
Imtiaz; COMSTECH
Award; 1st Khawarizmi International Award and Prize; and the Economic Cooperation Organization
Award in Education.
Dr. Abdul Jabbar
Dean, Textile Institute of Pakistan
Head, Textile Research and Innovation Center (TRIC) at the Textile Institute
Consultant, Textile Industries (Karachi, Pakistan)
Dr. Jabbar has more than 15 years of experience in teaching, consultancy, research and
product
uct development in the field of textile chemicals, coloration and finishing. He has
been associated with several institutions of textile education in the capacity of
departmental and institutional head. His research interests include: process optimization to
enhance dyeing efficiency of textiles; synthesis and application of dyes and specialty chemicals; environmentenvironment

friendly dyeing of textiles; coloration of paper, plastic and other synthetic material; color application in food,
cosmetics and pharmaceuticals;
s; and natural dyes. Presently, he supervises five M.Phil/Ph.D. students at the
International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi.
Dr. Shakil Ahmed
In-charge,
charge, Industrial Analytical Center (Karachi, Pakistan)
Dr. Shakil
hakil has 25 years of experience in testing and research-related
research related work in the field of
pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, food & agrochemicals, raw material testing, natural
products, pesticide residuals, microbiological and toxicological analyses, industrial
effluent testing and textile-based
textile based analysis. Currently he conducts quality checks related
to laboratory safety, including biohazards, and ensures facility maintenance according to
good laboratory practices. He manages and coordinates technical activities, educational programs (internships)
and infrastructure for the operation of laboratories. Dr. Shakil acts as technical manager to meet schedules
and/or resolve technical problems and coordinate with research staff on issues that impact laboratory services.
He also develops and administers budgets, schedules, and performance requirements. Dr. Shakil frequently
interacts with chemical industries, EPA customs officials and environmental NGOs. He has worked in top
laboratories throughout the world (i.e., the U.S.,
U.S., Australia, China) and has valuable experience in chemical
safety and security.
Dr. Asad Bilal Haleem
Head of R&D/ Product Stewardship
Archromaa Pakistan Ltd. (Formerly Clariant Pakistan Ltd.)
(Karachi, Pakistan)
Dr. Asad is performance-driven,
performance
entrepreneurial professional with 13 years of expertise
in business, product development, technical application & problem solving. His main
areas of research included development of novel sustainable dyes, chemicals and
emulsion for textile and emulsion industries.
industries. His product stewardship responsibility
entails classification and labeling of chemicals according to EU-GHS
EU GHS system, transport classification and safe
disposal of chemicals. He has diverse experience in helping customers to benchmark their current process to
gradually reduce the carbon footprint and improve sustainability index by adopting efficient processes leading
to reduction in electricity, water, waste, and waste water. He is currently helping textile industry to reduce
chemical impact and comply
mply with the requirements of ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals)
initiative.
Dr. Amir Haider
Quality Control Manager
Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) representative (Karachi, Pakistan)
Dr. Amir Haider completed his Ph.D. in chemistry from
fr
Karachi University. He has 15
years of diversified experience in laboratory management, statistical methodology,
methods, processes, and cleaning validation in the pharmaceutical, explosive and
agrochemicals industries. He has several research publications in global journals,
including field of studies analytical studies,
studies syntheses,
s, interactions, derivatizations, and
antiviral and transdermal studies. Dr. Haider is currently affiliated with the Chemical Division of Arysta Life
Science Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd. and also acts as an Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) representative at global
gl
forums.