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 bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Physical Science. He has been with WACKER since 2008 as a technical manager for Construction Polymers in the MEA region. He has supported the WACKER ACADEMY training team since 2009 and has been involved in 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’s degree in Chemistry from American College in India and joined WACKER as a technical manager for Construction Silicones in the MEA region. He has over 20 years of diversified experience in R&D, product development and technical service in the paint and coatings industry.
Jaydeep Patel holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree and a Master of Technology degree in Rubber Technology from India. He has been with WACKER since 2015 as a technical manager for Engineering Silicones in the MEA region. He previously worked as a senior manager for technical services and applications at Dow Chemical in India for over seven years, and as a research and development manager for CEAT Tires in India for over 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’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a 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 graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, and he additionally holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Operations Management. He joined Wacker Chemicals Middle East as an application engineer in 2013 and currently holds the position of technical manager for the Construction Polymers business unit. As the quality management officer, he oversees the implementation of ISO 17025 guidelines in the activities of the technical center and, as the management representative, conducts and organizes internal and external audits.