Objectives

The Committee shall support the GPCA Board of Directors by discussing, analyzing, seeking alignment on and recommending solutions to all issues of common interest, to member companies relevant to the regional plastics industry value chain, that come before the GPCA, based on the three strategic pillars of effective networking, thought leadership and advocacy:

  1. To advocate for the development of a globally competitive plastics conversion industry in the GCC.
  2. To project the GCC’s plastics industry as environmentally conscious and socially responsible in all its acts, including producing, manufacturing, marketing and recycling of plastic waste.
  3. To work with stakeholders towards upgrading policies and infrastructure for plastic waste management in the GCC.
  4. To work closely with all stakeholders in educating the public on the benefits of plastics and responsible management of plastic waste, with a key focus on circular economy.
  5. To encourage, promote and support sustainable growth of the plastics and related industries in the plastics value chain.
  6. To educate the members and propagate up-to-date knowledge related to plastics/ polymers and manufacturing industry data.
  7. To keep abreast of latest developments and evolving issues related to plastics in the region and use media platforms to voice the industry’s position, either in favor or against such developments.
  8. To advocate the formulation of policies and regulatory framework conducive to the development of the full potential of the plastics conversion industries in the GCC.
  9. To create a common platform and to bring together the members to network and share information and best practices.
  10. To foster the creation of innovative solutions to societal challenges and recognizing excellence amongst the regional plastics industry.

Committee members

Naser Aldousari

Naser Aldousari

CEO

EQUATE

(Chairman)

Saif Al-Thobaity

PP Operations Manager

Advanced Petrochemical Company

Muhamad Fadhil

SVP, Strategy and Business Development

Argus Media

Khalfan Al Muhairi

SVP Regional MEAE

Borouge ( Abu Dhabi Polymers Co. Ltd.)

Maitha Al Marashi

VP – Sustainability

Borouge (Abu Dhabi Polymers Co. Ltd.)

Muayad Al Faresi

Global Business Director- PET

EQUATE Petrochemical Company

Ndiba Dioh

Managing Director – Africa, Middle East, Turkey & Indian Sub-Continent

LyondellBasell

Issam Chaaya

Vice President Petrochemicals Packaging

Napco National

Alaa Al Lawati

Sustainability Business Development Manager

OQ

Mauricio Dias Amador

Commercial Director

Sealed Air

Sajeed Abdul Latheef

Deputy General Manager

Precision Plastics

Feras Abdulhadi Al-Awwad

Deputy CEO – Projects & Business Development

PIC

Abdulhadi Al-Marhoon

Engineering Manager

Q-Chem

Maryam Al Mansoori

General Manager

Rebound

Sultan Al-Sahli

General Manager, Operations,

S-Chem

Ayman Saleh Al-Ghamdi

Director, PP MEAF

SABIC

Rafeeq Zacharia

Commercial Director

SIRC

Devesh Katiyar

Principal

Strategy&

Mohamed Azougagh

General Manager

Tricon Energy