David Horsup is the Vice President of Nalco Champion’s Global Research, Development and Engineering (RD&E) operation for their Oilfield Business. He is passionate about driving innovation and empowering his team to ‘connect the dots’ between disparate industries to solve the toughest challenges faced in the oil and gas sector. He leads a team of ~250 scientists and engineers distributed across eight technology centers around the globe. Previously, David was the Vice President of Nalco Energy Services’ global RD&E function and has served in various upstream and downstream technology leadership positions during his 25 years in the oil and gas industry. David holds a Ph.D. in Emulsion and Surfactant Science and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from The University of Hull, United Kingdom. He has authored numerous papers and patents in the area of oilfield technology. He currently serves on the Technical Advisory Board of Pumps and Pipes Houston, Singapore’s A*STAR Technical Review Board, and is a board member of the People Helping People Foundation International - a non-profit dedicated to helping the poorest of the poor in the Philippines.