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GPCA re-elects SABIC CEO Yousef Al-Benyan as chairman

by Martin Menachery on Mar 7, 2018


Yousef Al-Benyan, vice chairman and CEO, SABIC.
Yousef Al-Benyan, vice chairman and CEO, SABIC.

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the voice of the chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region, announced the re-election of its chairman Yousef Al-Benyan, vice chairman and CEO, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), for a new three-year term.

Al-Benyan was elected as GPCA chairman earlier in May 2016, having previously served on GPCA’s executive committee. A new board of directors was also announced during GPCA’s annual general assembly which took place on 5 March 2018 at the Address Boulevard, Dubai.

Dr Abdulrahman Jawahery, president, GPIC, was elected as GPCA’s vice chairman effective immediately, and will serve on GPCA’s executive committee.

Abdulaziz Judaimi, senior vice president, downstream, Saudi Aramco; Jamal Malaikah, president and CEO, Natpet; and Ahmad Al-Ohali, CEO, Sipchem were re-elected as members of GPCA’s board. Said M Bajodah, CEO, Saudi Chevron Philips Company; and Hazeem Al Suwaidi, CEO, ADNOC Fertilisers, joined the board for the first time. Oman’s seat continues to be represented by Ahmed Saleh Al Jahdhami, CEO, Orpic.

Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general, GPCA, commented: “With nearly 30 years of experience spanning the Middle East, the Americas and the Far East, Yousef Al-Benyan has made significant contributions to the association and by extension – the regional industry – as chairman of GPCA. I welcome his re-election and take great assurance that he will continue to lead GPCA with unmatched professionalism and dedication.”

“I would also like to thank the outgoing board members for their valuable contribution to advancing GPCA’s strategic vision and welcome the newly elected members to GPCA’s Board. Together, I am confident that we will continue to foster GPCA’s key values of advocacy, networking and thought leadership.”


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