| 06 March, 2018

SABIC CEO Yousef Al-Benyan re-elected as GPCA Chairman

Yousef Al-Benyan became GPCA Chairman back in May 2016

SABIC CEO Yousef Al-Benyan re-elected as GPCA Chairman

Dubai, United Arab Emirates:– The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the voice of the chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region, today announced the re-election of its Chairman Yousef Al-Benyan, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), for a new three-year term.

Al-Benyan was elected as GPCA Chairman 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, while Dr. Mohammed Al Mulla, Managing Director and CEO, QAPCO, was re-elected as Treasurer, both of whom will serve on GPCA’s Executive Committee.

Abdulaziz Judaimi, Senior Vice President, Downstream, Saudi Aramco; Jamal Malaikah, President and CEO, Natpet; Ahmad Al-Ohali, CEO, Sipchem; and Abdulrahman Al-Suwaidi, CEO, QAFCO, were re-elected as Members of GPCA’s Board. Said M. Bajodah, CEO, Saudi Chevron Philips Company; and Hazeem Al Suwaidi, CEO, ADNOC Fertilizers, 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.”


About the Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) was established in 2006 to represent the downstream hydrocarbon industry in the Arabian Gulf. Today, the association voices the common interests of more than 250 member companies from the chemical and allied industries, accounting for over 95 percent of chemical output in the GCC. The industry makes up the second largest manufacturing sector in the region, producing over USD 108 billion worth of products every year.

GPCA supports the petrochemical and chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf through advocacy, networking and thought leadership initiatives aimed at helping member companies to connect, share and advance knowledge, contribute to international dialogue, and become prime influencers in shaping the future of the global petrochemicals industry.

Committed to providing a regional platform for stakeholders from around the world, GPCA manages six working committees – Plastics, Supply Chain, Fertilizers, International Trade, Research and Innovation, and Responsible Care – and organizes six world-class events each year. The association also publishes an annual report, regular newsletters and various other industry reports.

For more information, visit

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Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association                                  
P. O. Box 123055,                                                           
United Arab Emirates                                                                     
T: + 9714 451 0666 Ext. 126 

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