Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun has served as the Secretary General of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) since 2009, following a career of more than three decades in the GCC region’s petrochemical and energy sectors.

His career began in 1990 as a Senior Researcher at SABIC Research and Development Center in Saudi Arabia. He has since held senior executive positions at several prominent regional agencies, including the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC), Al-Sharq Plastic Industries Co., and PetroBaas for Industrial Investment Co.

In 2020, he served as the B20 Sherpa, Saudi Arabia responsible for operational management of the B20 Secretariat, content preparation, delivery and advocacy of policy recommendations.

Dr. Al-Sadoun has been a member of the Steering Committee of the International Council of Chemical Associations since 2012. He also served  on the Board of Trustees of the Riyadh Economic Forum and the Arabian Society for Human Resources Management.

Dr. Al-Sadoun is the author of two books narrating the evolutionary journey of the chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region – ‘Molecules, Mind and Matter: How the Arabian Gulf Became a Global Petrochemical Hub’ (published in English language) and ‘A Voyage to Leadership: How the Arabian Gulf Became a Global Petrochemical Hub’ (published in Arabic language).

He holds a PhD in Industrial Chemistry from King’s College, University of London, United Kingdom, and has completed the General Management Program (GMP3) of Harvard Business School (HBS), Harvard University, USA.

Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun


Secretary General