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The WACKER ACADEMY Team of Instructors
The WACKER ACADEMY team is available all over the world to further your professional development. We offer customized seminars and education solutions for your business needs – in theory and practice, and in keeping with the state of the art. Our certified instructors and moderators will share their knowledge, bringing to bear their curiosity, expertise and comprehensive understanding of new trends and markets.
Instructors at the WACKER ACADEMY of Middle East and Africa (Dubai)
Anoop D’Souza holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and has been with WACKER since 2005 as a team leader for Construction Silicones. He heads the Construction Silicones business unit for the Middle East and Africa, with a focus on Construction Sealants, Adhesives and Construction Silicones. He has supported the WACKER ACADEMY training team since 2009 and has been involved in a variety of training activities for sales managers, consultants, contractors and end-users, where he has gained extensive experience in training norms and guidelines.
Rashad Hasnain holds a master’s degree in Chemistry and an MPhil in Analytical Chemistry, both from the University of the Punjab, Pakistan. He has been with WACKER since 2018 and is a technical manager for Construction Polymers in the MEA region. He has several years of experience in product development, characterization and technical support of polymer products for a range of commodity and engineering plastic applications.
Abbas Kanisan holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and Bachelor in Physical Science. He has been with WACKER since 2008 as a Technical Manager for the construction polymer division across the MEA region. Since 2009, he supports the WACKER ACADEMY training team and has been involved with customer training and seminars for the past few years. He is a certified ISO 9001:2000 auditor and has supported our ISO 17025 accreditation.
Peer Mohammed holds a Master Degree in Chemistry from American College in India and worked as Technical Manager for Construction Silicones across the MEA region. He has more than 20 years of diversified experience in R&D, Product Development, Technical Service in Paint & Coating Industry.
Jaydeep Patel holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Technology (Rubber Technology) from India. He has been with WACKER since 2015 as Technical Manager for Engineering Silicones across the MEA region. He has worked as a Senior Manager for Technical Services and applications at Dow Chemicals in India for more than seven years and as a Research and Development Manager for CEAT Tires in India for more than two years.
Rafeek Pokkakkillath holds a master’s degree in Chemistry from Calicut University in India. He has been with WACKER since 2013 as a technical manager for Construction Chemicals in the MEA region. He has worked in the chemical industry since 1998 in India, Oman and UAE.
Prasad Pujari holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a master’s degree in Business Administration. He has been with WACKER since 2018 and works as a sales manager for Industrial Coatings & Plastics, focusing on business development in the Middle East & Africa. He has a total of 18 years of sales and marketing experience in the region.
Mohammed Sanaobar is the Regional Technical Director and Head of WACKER ACADEMY. He has been with WACKER since 2006. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering and Master’s Degree in Project Management.
Kunjankumar Shah holds a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Sciences degree from Mumbai University in India. He started his career in the paints industry in 2007 and previously worked with Asian Paints in India and Jotun Paints in Dubai. Areas of specialization include architectural coatings, protective coatings and intumescent coatings.
Fouzan Thakur has completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree with a specialization in Operations Management. He has held 2 positions at Wacker Chemicals Middle East, having joined as an Application Engineer in 2013, and currently holds the position of Technical Manager for the construction polymers business unit. He serves as the Quality Management Officer, overseeing the implementation of ISO 17025 guidelines in the activities of the technical center, and conducting & organizing internal & external audits, as the Management Representative.