Saudi Arabia Sabic

18 September 2008

The six top executives driving growth at petrochemicals giant Saudi Basic Industries Corporation: Prince Saud bin Thenayan al-Saud, Mohamed al-Mady, Yousef al-Zamel, Charlie Crew, Homood al-Tuwaijri and Fahad al-Sheaibi.

Prince Saud bin Thenayan al-Saud

Position: General director, chairman

Biography: Prince Saud bin Thenayan al-Saud received a degree in civil engineering from King Saud University in 1977.

On leaving university, he joined Riyadh municipality as director general for surveys and drawings, and from 1978 to 1981 he held the post of director general for operation and maintenance.

In 1989, he was appointed under-secretary for planning and programmes at the Municipality & Rural Affairs Ministry. He holds key positions in several Saudi companies, including chairman of Sabic and Jubail United Petrochemical Company.

He has presided over Sabic’s unprecedented expansion, integrating the largest US engineering plastics company, GE Plastics, with Sabic’s European, Gulf and Asian operations.

This strategic move is aimed at increasing sales by about 30 per cent and widening Sabic’s product portfolio.

Contact: (+9660) 1225 8000

Mohamed al-Mady

Position: Vice-chairman and CEO

Biography: Mohamed al-Mady has been vice-chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Sabic since July 1998. He joined in 1976 after completing a bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado, and a master’s degree at the University of Wyoming.

Since joining Sabic, he has held several senior posts. He is chairman of the supervisory boards for Sabic Europe and Sabic Innovative Plastics.

Al-Mady has been highly influential in pro-moting the concerns of the Gulf petrochemicals industry and helped establish the Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA) in 2006, which he now chairs.

Al-Mady is chairman and managing director of Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Company (Safco). He is also a member of the international advisory board of the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, and a member of the International Business Council at the World Economic Forum.

Contact: (+9660) 1225 8000

Yousef al-Zamel

Position: Vice-president, basic chemicals

Biography: Having earned his engineering degree from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals in 1976, Yousef al-Zamel was among the first employees of Sabic when the corporation was set up that year.

Al-Zamel became vice-president of Sabic’s basic chemicals strategic business unit following a restructuring in September 2002.

He is responsible for all basic chemicals activities at Sabic, including oxygenates, aromatics and olefins.

He has held several positions and in 1998 was appointed group president of its fertilisers business.

He has also been vice-president of marketing, general manager at the Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Marketing Company (Sanapik) and has held positions in Sabic’s petrochemicals, engineering, operations and marketing departments, both in Saudi Arabia and the US.

Al-Zamel is chairman of Sabic’s Saudi affiliate Yansab, of which the company owns 55 per cent.

Contact: (+9660) 1225 8000

Charlie Crew

Position: President and CEO, Sabic Innovative Plastics

Biography: Following Sabic’s $11.6bn acquisition of the US’ GE Plastics in September 2007, Charlie Crew was promoted to president and CEO of the newly formed Sabic Innovative Plastics, succeeding Brian Gladden, who has left the company.

A graduate of Villanova University in the US, Crew joined GE Plastics in 1977 as an account manager and sales representative, and went on to serve in marketing, sales and commercial and business leadership roles in the company’s resins, sheet and films businesses.

He now leads the engineering thermoplastics business with more than 10,500 employees.

Crew previously served as vice-president and general manager of GE’s advanced materials speciality compounds brand portfolio.

He has led European operations as president and senior managing director of GE Plastics Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Contact: (+1413) 448 7110

Homood al-Tuwaijri

Position: Vice-president, petrochemicals co-ordination

Biography: Homood al-Tuwaijri has held several positions at Sabic since joining the company in 1989.

He was vice-president of corporate finance until 2004. He is now responsible for Sabic’s logistics, overseeing co-ordination between the business units for basic chemicals, intermediates and polymers.

Prior to these assignments, he was vice-president of corporate finance, spearheading Sabic’s globalisation drive.

Al-Tuwaijri graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1983 with a master’s degree in industrial engineering.

He holds several other positions, including places on the super-visory boards of Sabic Innovative Plastics.

He chairs the executive steering committee for the company’s business transformation project, Fanar, and is a former chairman of Arabian Petrochemical Company (Petrokemya).

Contact: (+9660) 1225 8000

Fahad al-Sheaibi

Position: Vice-president, fertilisers

Biography: Another of Sabic’s King Saud University alumni, Fahad al-Sheaibi holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, after graduating in 1978.

He played a major role in establishing the first marketing department within Sabic. He was appointed general manager for Sabic Europe in 1987 and given the task of establishing a network for marketing Sabic products in Europe.

Al-Sheaibi returned to Riyadh in 1991 and was assigned the responsibilities of vice-president of sales and made responsible for marketing Sabic products worldwide.

Al-Sheaibi is a member of several boards of directors, including Sabic Europe Global Marketing and the Saudi Yanbu Petrochemicals Company.

He is also chairman of Al-Jubail Fertilizer Company. Al-Sheaibi has made a distinctive contribution to Sabic in attracting professional managers and developing skills.

Tel: (+9660) 1225 8000

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