John Alkemade is the Director EMEA with Asset Performance Networks and based in the office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He shares responsibility for the development and growth of the company’s European, Middle East and Africa businesses. John has more than 22+ years of experience in project/turnaround management in the energy, oil, gas, and chemical industries. John started his career In 1991 as a process design engineer for Lummus Crest in the Netherlands. He lived 1½ year in US to work as a project manager “Dynamic Simulator” with ABB Simcon and returned to ABB Lummus Global as a business development manager Ethylene Technology. Prior to joining AP-Networks in 2006, John was with IPA, as a senior project management consultant. John has a strong involvement in change management and in the development of managerial tools that are geared towards project and turnaround performances improvement. He has written white papers and has delivered presentations on numerous international conferences. John Alkemade holds a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands.