Our People

Led by CEO Shigeyoshi Uehara, a member of Yokogawa's global management team, our leadership team brings decades of technical and business experience in their area of responsibility.

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Our team members

Shigeyoshi (Shige) Uehara, KBC CEO

Shigeyoshi (Shige) Uehara

Chief Executive Officer, UK

In 2016 Yokogawa acquired KBC to extend its business portfolio from plant floor to boardroom of our clients. Since that time, as the Head of Yokogawa Industrial Automation Business, I have been working with KBC colleagues.  In 2021, I arrived in the UK to lead this consulting… Read more

Andy Howell, EVP Technology

Andrew (Andy) Howell

Executive Vice President Technology, UK

I am responsible for KBC’s software technology business. I am passionate about KBC’s role in sustainability, decarbonization and digital transformation in the energy industries and I am fully accountable for customer value. I obtained a master’s degree in chemical engineering… Read more

Matt Ray, KBC CFO

Matt Ray

Chief Financial Officer, USA

I am responsible for the financial leadership of KBC, since Yokogawa acquired it in 2016. I have been at Yokogawa for 30 years, and for the most part, never had a boring year!   I divide my time with a global role in Yokogawa, where I work with the Yokogawa Financial Directors… Read more

Suzanne Scott, KBC HR Director

Suzanne Scott

Global Human Resources Director, UK

I am responsible for KBC’s global organizational development and HR strategy, and also a part of the Yokogawa Global HR leadership team. I have over 20 years' international HR experience at both strategic and operational level. Prior to joining KBC, I was Director of HR… Read more

Lourdes Cozzitorto, KBC VP Technology Services

Lourdes R. Cozzitorto

Vice President Technology Services, USA

I am thrilled to lead the Global Technology Services group.  We are focused on building a partnership with our customers through a holistic approach to customer success via excellence in all our deliverables in the areas of simulation, energy and digital transformation,… Read more

Mark Hudson, KBC Global Head of Business Development Consulting/ Solutions

Mark Hudson

Global Head of Business Development Consulting/ Solutions, UK

I am responsible for KBC’s consulting and solution global sales, and the sales co-ordination with KBC’s parent company, Yokogawa. After graduating from the University of Surrey as a Chemical Engineer, I started my career with Mobil Oil (now ExxonMobil) where I had a number… Read more

Mike Aylott, KBC CTO

Mike Aylott

Chief Technology Officer, Canada

I am responsible for the technical direction of KBC, directly leading our Technology R&D program, for keeping the Global Leadership Team informed on technical matters affecting the company and for technical liaison with Yokogawa. I also head the Technology Delivery teams,… Read more

Andrew Hitch, KBC Head of Global Consulting Delivery

Andrew Hitch

Head of Global Consulting Delivery, UK

I manage KBC's global consulting delivery team focusing on operational efficiency, quality and value delivery. Based in the UK, I have over 35 years of experience in Oil & Gas, Utilities and IT Consulting. Having graduated in Chemical Engineering from Manchester University,… Read more

Russell Byfield

Global Simulation Business Leader

Expert in: Oil & Gas production, field development, geological & reservoir modelling, design, fabrication and commissioning of facilities and pipelines

Bradley Ford

Regional Head

Expert in: Organizational Effectiveness, Digital Transformation, Business Model Design

Derya Uzturk

Development Team Lead Visual MESA Energy Management System

Expert in: Energy and emissions management; Process modeling, optimization, and control; Closed-loop real-time optimization

Graeme Anderson

Senior Consultant

Expert in: Industrial Data, Integrated & Remote Operation Centres

Álvaro Bolibar

Senior Consultant & Team Lead

Expert in: Energy Management and Emissions Reduction

Fernan Serralunga

R&D Senior Staff Consultant

Expert in: Real-time optimization of Energy and Emissions Systems

Amit Sarna

Principal Consultant

Expert in: Process Consulting, Digitalization, Refinery Petrochemical Integration, Supply Chain Optimization, Asset optimization

Raquel Neiva

Product Management Senior Consultant

Expert in: Process Simulation Software and Digital Twins

Duncan Manual

Principal Consultant

Expert in: Business Transformation, Strategic Goal Alignment, Organizational Design & Development

Diego Ruiz

Global Services Leader

Expert in: Energy management and sustainable manufacturing

Yee Sun Wong

Senior Staff Consultant

Expert in: Process Simulation and Optimization, Asset Wide Flowsheeting, Petrochemicals and Refinery Petrochemicals Integration

Sanjay Bhargava

Principal Consultant

Expert in: Process Performance Improvement (Profit Improvement, Process Yield and Energy, Supply Chain, Capacity Expansion and Utilization, Feasibility, Oil Loss, Decarbonization and Digitalization)

Vikas Singh

Process Simulation Expert

Expert in: Process Simulation & Optimization, Energy Efficiency Improvement & Decarbonization

Soni Malik

Product Management Senior Consultant

Expert in: Product Management, Strategic Planning, Process Simulation

Fuzhong Mao

Principal Consultant

Expert in: Refinery and Chemical Integration, Energy Efficiency Improvement

Iban Grau

Senior Staff Consultant

Expert in: Process Simulation and Refinery Margin Improvement Programs

Gabriel Bellido

Pre-Sales and Product Manager Digital Technology

Expert in: Digital Transformation and IIoT

Jim Watt

Global Asset Management Solutions Leader

Expert in: Maintenance and Reliability Optimization

Shane Fitzsimmons

Principal Consultant

Expert in: Business Model Design, Change Management, Competency Based Operational Readiness

Alessandro Speranza

Technology Portfolio Manager

Expert in: Thermodynamics and Mathematical Modeling

Rick Lucas

Global Operational Performance Improvement Solution Lead

Expert in: Enterprise Effectiveness, Organizational Change Management, Performance Management, Competency Development and Assurance

Chris Bealing

Integrated Digital Energy Management Solution Leader

Expert in: Energy and Emissions Reduction

Enrique Salomone

Product Champion Visual MESA Supply Chain Scheduling System

Expert in: Supply Chain Scheduling

Michiel Spoor

Principal Consultant Energy

Expert in: Energy Efficiency and Decarbonization

Duncan Mitchell

Global Decarbonization Business Leader

Expert in: Plotting Paths and Managing Journeys Across Complex Industry Transitions

Elena Cano Aliaga

Quality Management Consultant

Expert in: Project Management, Quality and Performance

Brian Burgio

Advanced Process Control Program Manager

Expert in: Advanced Process Control (APC)

Rodolfo Tellez-Schmill

Product Champion Process

Expert in: Process Simulation and Chemical Engineering

Carlos Ruiz

Product Manager Visual MESA Energy Management System

Expert in: Energy Management and Reduction Solutions

Rolando Gabarron

Product Manager Senior Consultant
Cloud Technology

Expert in: Digital Transformation and IIOT, including Advanced Analytics

Federico Neira

Product Manager Production Accounting Staff Consultant

Expert in: Mass Balance, Yield Accounting and Data Reconciliation

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