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Al-Fageeh replaces GPCA’s former Chairman Yousef Al-Benyan (2016-2022) who was appointed as Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Education


The GPCA Board of Directors has elected Abdulrahman S. Al-Fageeh, Acting CEO, SABIC, as the Association’s new Chairman, replacing Yousef Al-Benyan (2016-2022) who was appointed as Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Education.

With over 35 years of industry experience, Al-Fageeh has extensive expertise in project management, plant operations and corporate and business management. He first joined SABIC as Project Engineer and worked in different roles before assuming the role of acting CEO. He served as Executive Vice President Petrochemicals for more than seven years, overseeing SABIC’s petrochemical business globally.

Al-Fageeh was also the Executive Vice President for Polymers, Executive Vice President, Performance Chemicals; Vice President, Global LL/LD Polyethylene Business; General Manager, Operations & Planning, Basic Chemicals Strategic Business Unit; and General Manager Oxygenates.

He was the first President of the Yanbu National Petrochemical Company (YANSAB); and served as Chairman of several SABIC affiliates including IBN SINA, SAMAC, SADAF, PETROKEMYA, and more.

Al-Fageeh has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Bradford University, UK, and a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from King Saud University, Riyadh.

On behalf of the GPCA Board of Directors, a warm welcome to Mr. Al-Fageeh as the association’s new Chairman.