Also elects new board members at fifth AGM in Dubai
The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) has informed through a communiqué that Mohamed Al-Mady, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SABIC, has been retained as Chairman of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the region’s trade association dedicated to the downstream industry in the Middle East. The unanimous decision to retain Al-Mady was taken after the election of the association’s new Board of Directors, which took place at the fifth GPCA’s Annual General Meeting in Dubai on March 15. Saud Rashed Al Shamsi, Petrochemicals Director of ADNOC; Abdulaziz Judaimi, Vice President at Saudi Aramco; and Musab Al-Mahrouqi, CEO of ORPIC from Oman, were elected as new board members at the AGM, and Mr. Al-Shamsi was elected Vice Chairman of the GPCA, the communiqué added.
According to GPCA, which claims to be the voice of the industry in the region, the eight founding members of the GPCA in 2006 – SABIC and Tasnee (Saudi Arabia), Equate and PIC (Kuwait), QAPCO and QVC (Qatar), Borouge (Abu Dhabi) and GPIC (Bahrain) – are permanent members of the Board.
In the wake of the elections, the fifth AGM reportedly endorsed the GPCA’s strategy to increase the association’s membership and better serve the interests of companies active in the oil and gas downstream sector.
Commenting on the elections, Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, Secretary General of the GPCA, said: “Mr Al Mady is a prominent figure in the global petrochemical industry and we are deeply honoured that he will remain our chairman following the AGM elections. We are served by the widest cross section of industry experts in the Middle East, which illustrates the depth of knowledge and experience the GPCA brings to its members, as well as to the debates shaping our industry. We are also delighted to welcome a number of new appointments to our board, which will further strengthen cooperation across our diverse membership.”