A key individual behind the development of the $10.8bn aluminium complex at Ras al-Zour
Position: Board director
Biography: Abdullah Dabbagh joined Maaden as its CEO and president when the company was formed in 1997 and remained in this role until he stood down at the end of 2010.
Despite no longer being involved in the day-to-day running of the company, Dabbagh has played a vital role in the development of the Ras al-Zour project, including successfully bringing Alcoa into the scheme as a minority equity partner.
Dabbagh graduated from the US’ University of North Carolina in 1975, with a doctorate in geology. He has served as a member of the board of directors for a number of firms.
He was a director of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2004-09), a member of the executive committee of the Arab Business Council (2004-09) and served as a member of the board for Saudi Aramco (1989-96).
Dabbagh was also a key figure in establishing the Research Institute at the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals.
Contact: (+966) 1 472 1222
Company website: www.maaden.com.sa
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