Our super-connected world enabled the COVID-19 virus to quickly evolve into a pandemic, bringing the world to a standstill. Millions of people have been infected by the virus, and billions are impacted by lockdown measures to contain it and the consequent global economic slowdown. The world was unprepared for the virus, and the materials needed to fight and contain it have become scarce commodities.
Former Senior Research AssociateMalik was a senior research associate in the Markets and Industrial Development team focused on downstream refining and petrochemicals value…Malik was a senior research associate in the Markets and Industrial Development team focused on downstream refining and petrochemicals value chains. He is a licensed professional engineer in Canada (APEGA) and Saudi Arabia (SCE) with over 10 years of engineering and oil business experience, both office and field based. Malik has experience in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of North America’s oil and gas industry. He has a keen interest in integrated hydrocarbon value chain optimization to help oil and gas companies maximize profits. Malik’s research interests include the optimization of integrated value chains driven by regional and international regulations on fuels and emissions, and economic growth, among other factors. In Canada, Malik developed the concept of using data analytics tools, such as machine learning, to improve plant availability during shutdowns.