DR. ABDULAZIZ SALEH ALJARBOU
Dr. Abdulaziz Saleh M. Aljarbou, is the Chairman of SABIC, and Chairman of the Investment Committee.
He began his career as a Professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in 1976, soon after receiving his PhD in Chemical Engineering and Oil Refining from the University of Colorado School of Mines, USA, in the same year. He had earned his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Chemical Engineering (in 1973 and 1971, respectively) from the same university.
Dr. Aljarbou is currently a member of the Board of Directors of both the United Lubricating Oil Company and the Gulf Oil Industrial Company, and a member of KFUPM International Advisory Board (IAB).
Prior to assuming his new position in SABIC, Dr. Aljarbou was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Industrialization and Energy Services Company (2003-2011) and Sharq Co. (2001-2007). He was also member of the Board of Directors of a number of companies, including the Saudi Paper Manufacturing Company, Riyad Bank, Amiantit Group, Philips Lighting Saudi Arabia, and Al-Bilad Catalyst, and Hudoud Alteqnia Company.
Dr. Aljarbou is recognized as a pioneering figure in the Saudi Arabian industrial sector. He served as Member of the Advisory Board of the Supreme Economic Council (1999 to 2010). He was also member of the Board of Directors of Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) during (1997-2011), Malath Cooperative Insurance Company (2007-2010), Chamber of Commerce and Industry (1997-2000) and the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (1995-2002).
He served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kemya (1989-2001) and a member of the Board of Directors of Saudi Aramco for six years since 1989.
Dr. Aljarbou was the Managing Director and CEO of Amiantit Group (1988-1996) and before that was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ibn Al-Baytar (1985-1987).
With his recent role as the Chairman, Dr. Aljarbou returns to SABIC after more than 40 years, when he last served as General Manager, Projects Execution, in SABIC for 10 years (1977 to 1987).