JOSH ETKIND, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Josh is based in New Orleans, Louisiana and works as a senior engineering manager at Shell's deepwater Gulf of Mexico business unit. Etkind leads the Online Communities Advisory Committee that provides strategic advice to the Society of Petroleum Engineers International Board of Directors on all things digital including social networking and online collaboration. Etkind has also played a formative role in several public energy education initiatives at the national and international level. In recognition of his efforts both within the petroleum industry and in local and international communities, Etkind was awarded the 2004 SPE International Young Member Outstanding service award, the 2010 American Petroleum Institute Meritorious Service Award, the 2012 SPE Eastern North America Outstanding Service Award and most recently the 2013 SPE International Distinguished Service Award.
ABHISHEK ANCHLIYA, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Abhishek is based in Singapore and works as a documentary film maker and videographer. He aspires to live in a world where simplicity is embraced, sustainability is valued and not having a toilet is unheard of. Abhi has Petroleum Engineering degrees from Indian Institute of Technology and Texas A&M University and worked for Chevron for about a decade. As an engineer, Abhishek has been recognized by the Engineers Week Foundation as the 2010 Face of Engineering and by the Society of Petroleum Engineers as the 2009 Outstanding Young Member. He has lived in India, UK, Nigeria and the US . To learn more about his socially conscious storytelling , visit
KARIN NUNAN, CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER
Based in Washington DC, Mrs. Nunan is a consultant on geopolitical risk and corporate social responsibility for corporations entering emerging markets. She previously served as the Socioeconomics Advisor for ExxonMobil's projects in the Middle East, and as political advisor for Chevron in Baghdad, Iraq. Prior to her career in the oil and gas sector, she was a Foreign Service Officer for the United States Department of State in the Middle East and Central Asia. She also has experience as a Senior Project Manager for American Airlines and a Project Engineer for a global construction management company. She has travelled to or lived in over 100 countries and completed community development projects in many global locations. She holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Norwich University and an MBA in International Business from the University of Massachusetts. She is recently completed her Masters in International Relations and Conflict Resolution focusing on the role of Multi-National Corporations in socioeconomic development in post-conflict countries.
MADHAV NYAPATHI, CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER
Madhav is based in San Francisco, California. He has been associated with SFA since 2011 in various capacities. He currently manages the digital media presence of SFA. Madhav received a Masters of Science in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University where he was the recipient of the Dwight Look and Dow Chemical Fellowships. He has been involved with water treatment and environmental projects since 2002, including remediation of coffee pulping water in South India (2002-03), design of thermal membrane networks for NASA's Advanced Life Support Module (2003-05) water injection design and operation for oilfields (2005-2012) and offshore overboard produced water treatment (2008-2015). Madhav was a Board member of Shell's sustainability network, SEEDS and has been involved with multiple green initiatives including teaching a carbon footprint class to school children as a part of the Google Citizen Schools Initiative. He is currently focused on evaluating and deploying digital technology solutions to operating units in the energy industry.