Sadara Chemical Company, the $20bn joint venture between Saudi Aramco and the US’ Dow Chemical, has appointed Abdulrahman al-Wuhaib as its chairman.

Previously, Al-Wuhaib was working at Saudi Aramco as senior vice-president of operations services. He joined Aramco in 1976.

Al-Wuhaib succeeds Abdullatif al-Othman, who was appointed governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (Sagia) in May. The $20bn Sadara Chemical petrochemicals complex is a 50:50 joint venture between Aramco and Dow and is under construction at Jubail in the Eastern Province of the kingdom.