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

Hazeem Al Suwaidi

CEO

Borouge (Abu Dhabi Polymers Company Ltd.)

(Chairman)

 Abdullah Al-Meatiq

Director PE, MEAF

SABIC

Alessandro Corticelli 

Sales Director for Packaging, P&SP – MEA&T

DOW Chemical

Ayoub Al Ghamdi

Executive President (Saudi Polymers)

S-Chem

Daifullah Ati

General Manager, Polymer Business

Tasnee

David Lines

General Manager – GCC &
Global Business Development Manager – Petrochemicals

Astra Polymers Compounding Co. Ltd.

Ibrahim Al Rushoud

Vice President Operations and President of Affiliates

Sipchem

Issam Chaaya

Vice President Petrochemicals Packaging

NAPCO National

Javier Ferreiro

Head of Emerging Markets and Regional Polymer Producers Accounts in EMEA

BASF

John Lefas

Founder

Ingenia Polymers

Khalfan Al Muhairi

SVP Regional MEAE

Borouge ( Abu Dhabi Polymers Co. Ltd.)

Maitha Al Marashi

VP – Sustainability

Borouge (Abu Dhabi Polymers Co. Ltd.)

Mazen Jamjoom

Sr. Marketing & Sales Manager

Sadara

Mohamed Azougagh

Business & Offtake Manager Africa, Turkey, Middle East & Indian Subcontinent

LyondellBasell

Muayad Al Faresi

Global Business Director- PET

EQUATE Petrochemical Company

Mubarak Al-Mubarak

General Manager, Planning and Investment

RCJY

Nadia Al Hajji

Deputy Chief Executive Officer Projects & Business Development

PIC

Tilman Ehret

CEO

ENPI Group

Walid Najjar

General Manager

Cosmoplast & Interplast Group

Yousef Fakhro

Petrochemicals Marketing Manager

Muntajat/ QP