This year, Lube Magazine asked our readers to nominate who they thought were the most influential figures in the lubricants industry today. Continued from last issue, we are happy to present your choices, listed in alphabetical order by company.

Anatoly Cherner, Deputy CEO, Logistics, Downstream and Sales, Gazprom Neft With over 40 years’ experience in the petrochemical industry, Cherner began his career in 1976 as a machine operator at the Sheripov Groznyy Refinery, making his way up to leadership positions in various companies before attaining his current position in 2008.

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Abigail Waller, General Manager UK & Ireland, Nynas Naphthenics Ltd Waller spent 5 years in technical service and 10 years in chemical distribution before joining Nynas Napthenics in 2008. In 2017, she was promoted to General Manager for UK and Ireland.

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Thomas Norrby, Technical Manager & Senior Specialist – Lubricants, Nynas AB

An Affiliate Professor at the Department of Machine Design at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden, Norrby’s field of expertise is applied research and development, bringing his technical and scientific know-how first to Statoil and, more recently, as Senior Technical Co-ordinator, Naphthenics at Nynas AB.

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Bo Askvik, Interim President and CEO, Nynas AB

Askvik graduated from Stockholm School of Economics. Prior to his current position as Interim President and CEO of Nynas, he has held numerous leadership roles including Acting Head, Corporate Control at Teliasonera AB, President/CEO at PA Resources AB and Chief Financial Officer at PDVSA.

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Mike Skypala, Managing Director, OATS

Having held leadership positions in 4 leading global customer/shopper insight agencies working in the Retail /FMCG sector, Skypala has now brought his

experience to the Lubricants and Automotive industry as Managing Director of OATS Ltd.

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Harald Oosting, President and CEO, Olyslager

Oosting joined Olyslager in 2005 as Sales Director before being promoted to CEO in 2010. Since then the business has grown tenfold by expanding to new regions, introducing new technologies and data solutions.

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Kerry Larkin, Country Manager UK & Ireland, Petro-Canada Lubricants Larkin has over 20 years’ experience in the downstream sector of the Oil Industry, including her 18 year career with SIP where she gained extensive knowledge of the white oil and base oil markets. Larkin recently joined Petro-Canada Europe to run their finished lubricants business in the UK and Ireland.


Tengku Muhammad Taufik Tengku Aziz, President and Group CEO, Petronas

Appointed as CEO of Petronas in July 2020, Tengku Muhammad Taufik Tengku Aziz has a distinguished career within the company, as an Executive Assistant and, most recently, as Executive Vice President and Group CFO.

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