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07 March 2018

Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery has been appointed as Vice Chairman of the Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association (GPCA).

During a recent Board meeting in Dubai, it also approved the appointment of Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) H.E. Mr. Yousef bin Abdullah Al-Benyan as its Chairman.

Commenting on the development, Dr. Jawahery thanked and appreciated the Board members’ gesture and said he was humbled at their confidence in his abilities. He pledged to work sincerely and with dedication to fulfil their vision.

He also expressed his gratitude for their decision to continue his Chairmanship of the GPCA’s Fertilizer Committee and said it showed their confidence in the Committee’s activities and programmes, while enhancing its presence the region and globally.

Speaking about GPCA’s important role in supporting the petrochemical and fertilizer industry, Dr. Jawahery said it has a great reputation and is viewed with great confidence as one of the region’s largest entities supporting the petrochemical and fertilizer industry, especially in view of its continued growth.

Dr. Jawahery praised the expansion of GPCA activities and programmes and its achieving new dimensions, especially with organizing the annual forum, one of the most important activities that connects petrochemical and chemical manufacturers from around the world.

He also praised the important role played by the Fertilizer Committee in promoting and exchanging the industry’s best practices by organizing workshops, seminars and conferences, and communicating with its members that help it achieve its goals and aspirations.

Dr. Jawahery expressed his hope that the members of the Union would be well-placed and that God would help him to continue to promote the presence of this great industrial entity in order to achieve its goals in sustainable and socially responsible growth.

Dr. Jawahery is a prominent and influential regional and global petrochemical industry leader. He holds a PhD from London’s South Bank University and a Master’s of Chemical Engineering, also from London. He is Chairman of the Arab Fertilizer Association and the first Arab to have been named Chairman of the International Fertilizer Industry Association.

Dr. Jawahery has led GPIC to several achievements to its now becoming a distinguished global industrial entity, known for its world class products. He has also held several senior and important positions in local, regional and global institutions and organizations and is a prominent and influential figure in the petrochemical industry worldwide. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the United States’ National Safety Council, again a first for the Arab world and the Middle East.

Established in 2006, the GPCA has at its members more than 90 per cent of the region's petrochemicals and chemicals producers. It is the first association of its kind in the Middle East that aims to enhance the role of companies and enables them to play a key role in the global chemical industry.

The GPIC is the most respected representative body for the petrochemicals and chemicals sector in the region and plays a key role in formulating international and regional policies and fostering the interests of companies and supports them to achieve their aspirations. It also provides its members with various platforms and channels to meet and communicate to share knowledge, ideas and experiences that enhance their ability to grow and flourish.