Advanced Petrochemical announces appointment of a new CEO

Advanced Petrochemical announces appointment of a new CEO
Published: 8 July 2019 - 7 a.m.
By: Martin Menachery
Advanced Petrochemical Company (Advanced) announced that its chief executive officer, Abdullah M Al Garawi, has submitted his resignation to be effective from 16 August 2019, as he is approaching end of his contract.

Al Garawi will continue to extend his support as chief advisor to the company's board of directors until 30 November 2019. Further, he will continue to serve as member of the company's board until the end of the board’s current term on 30 September 2019.

Advanced's board of directors has appointed Fahad Salem Al Matrafi, currently vice president, technical, as the new CEO from 16 August 2019.

The board further stated that the new CEO appointee Al Matrafi is an experienced Saudi executive with a long track record of more than 20 years in the petrochemical industry. He will take over the leadership of the company with his tremendous operational, technical and marketing expertise.

Al Matrafi graduated in 1995 from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and subsequently completed an executive MBA programme in 2006. He started his career with Ibn Zahr Saudi-European Petrochemical Company (a subsidiary of SABIC) where he held various managerial positions in operations, technical and business departments. Al Matrafi joined Advanced in 2008 as general manager, operations, and subsequently held positions as general manager, supply chain, and general manager, technical, before being promoted as vice president, technical, in January 2019.

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