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Press Release - 15 August 2013

Ziad Al-Labban assumed his role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), a joint venture developed by Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) in October, 2012.

Al-Labban has 30-years of work experience in the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil, gas and petrochemical businesses. From August, 2009 through September, 2012, Ziad was the President & CEO of Petro Rabigh which owns and operates a 400 thousand barrel per day integrated refinery-petrochemical plant located in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. 

“I am delighted to welcome Mr Ziad Al-Labban and I look forward to working closely with him in order to attract other senior executives to the Advisory Committee for the Ethylene Middle East Conference & Exhibition to be held in Bahrain, 21-23 October 2014” Dr. Halim Hamid Redhwi, Chairman - EMEC 2014.



More About Ziad Al-Labban

Prior to assuming his position in Petro Rabigh, Al-Labban had been the President & CEO of Saudi Refining, Incorporated (SRI) in Houston, Texas, from August 2007 through July 2009. During that tenure, he was responsible for managing SRI’s interest in Motiva Enterprises, which is a major US refiner with three refineries supported by approximately 8,000 Shell branded retail service stations in the eastern and southern US.  Early in 2012, Motiva’s Port Arthur Refinery in Texas became the largest operating refinery in the United States after expanding to handle throughput capacity of 600 thousand barrels per day. 

Al-Labban’s career with Saudi Aramco has taken him through a broad range of responsibilities in the oil and gas businesses of the Company.  This includes work experience in the EXPEC Computer Center, Petroleum Engineering and Development, Northern Area Producing, Southern Area Producing, Exxon Production and Research Company in Houston, Texas, Corporate Planning, International Joint Ventures with a 3-year assignment as Vice President of Corporate Planning for Petron Corporation in the Philippines.  During his tenure in the Philippines, Al-Labban was also a director on Petron’s Board and Chairman of Ovincor which is an insurance subsidiary of Petron located in Bermuda.

 
 

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