GPCA elects Sabic’s CEO as its new chairman

GPCA elects Sabic’s CEO as its new chairman

7:36 AM, 27th May 2016
GPCA elects Sabic’s CEO as its new chairman
Yousef Abdullah Al- Benyan elected as new chairman of GPCA. (File photo)

DUBAI, UAE: Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) has named Yousef Abdullah Al- Benyan, CEO and vice chairman of Sabic as its new chairman, effective immediately replacing Rashed Saud Al Shamsi.

In addition, Abdulaziz Al Hajri, ADNOC’s newly appointed director of refining & petrochemicals assumes the role of vice chairman of the GPCA and Hamad Al Nuaimi, CEO Qatar Vinyl Company will assume the role of treasurer.

“With unique experience spanning the Middle East, the Americas and the Far East, Yousef Al- Benyan possesses inimitable skills that have served him well in his position as CEO of one of the world’s largest petrochemical companies,” said Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, Secretary General, GPCA. “His knowledge, cross- functional expertise and deep understanding of the industry will help the GPCA steer the industry into the next stage of its evolution.”

“With regional governments—like Saudi Arabia with its 2030 National Development Plan– identifying petrochemicals as a key component of their diversification, steady hands like Al- Benyan’s will be crucial in realizing the sector’s potential,” said Dr Al-Sadoun.

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