Executive Vice President, Crude Oil to Chemicals Project
In his present role as Executive Vice President, Crude Oil to Chemicals Project, Mr. Kentab will oversee the establishment of a fully integrated crude oil to chemicals complex in Saudi Arabia in cooperation with Saudi Aramco. When completed, it will be the largest complex of its kind in the world, processing 400,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
Before assuming his present position, Mr. Kentab served as Executive Vice President of the Agri-Nutrients business unit.
Prior to that, he was Vice President of the business units for Polyethylene, Polypropylene, and Olefins and Industrial Gases. He has also been General Manager for Intermediate Operations and Planning.
In addition to his current role, Mr. Kentab is Chairman of the Board of Directors at Saudi Organometallic Chemical Company (SOCC) and Al-Bayroni, Vice Chairman of the SAFCO board, and a member of SSTPC boards. He has previously served on the boards of Yanpet, Kemya, Sharq,United and Sadaf.
He began his career at SABIC as Project Manager for Sharq. He held several positions in the former Intermediates business unit, where he managed financial and business reporting, strategy and investment planning, and operations planning. He was also a business manager for the mono-ethylene glycol business.
Mr. Kentab holds bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from King Saud University in Riyadh. He has undertaken several management and executive leadership programs in GE, Insead, IMD, and London Business School.