Samir A. Al-Abdrabbuh
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, Strategic Growth
Samir draws on more than 35 years of experience in the petrochemicals industry. He assumed his present position of Executive Vice President, Strategic Growth on 1st January 2022. Before that he was the Executive Vice-President, Agri-Nutrients, and was previously the VP, Global Supply Chain, leading SABIC’s Supply Chain strategies, SC Excellence, and Global Value Chain Planning & Optimization.
Prior to that, he was the Vice President of SABIC’s Oxygenates Business, leading the global business of Methanol, MTBE, NDA, 2EH, DOP, IBAL, N-Butanol, Iso-Butanol, ACN, NaCn, and MMA.
Before that, he held the position of Vice President, Global Corporate Communications. As such, he led SABIC’s Global Branding, Global Media, Internal Communications, Events & External Relations, as well as Corporate Social Responsibility.
Previously, Mr. Al-Abdrabbuh was Executive General Manager of SABIC affiliate (TAYF), where he was key to its successful business re-focus, leading a complete operational, financial and legal restructuring and transformation process.
He has also held a number of prominent leadership positions in SABIC’s wholly owned affiliate PETROKEMYA, where he successfully led a diverse array of functions covering Technical, Operational, Projects, ERP Implementation and Finance Management roles, as well as having served as Secretary of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Al-Abdrabbuh is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al-Jubail Fertilizer Co. (Al-Bayroni), Chairman of the Board of Directors of SABIC Supply Chain Services Co. (SSCS), Vice Chairman of SABIC Agri-Nutrients Company, Chairman of the Transformation Board Committee for the same company, Vice Chairman of GPCA Fertilizers Committee, Board Member of Arab Fertilizers Association (AFA), Board Member of International Fertilizers Association (IFA), Member of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of Gulf Petrochemical Industries Corporation (GPIC) and Member of the Board of Directors of the National Sustainable Agricultural Research and Development Center (ESTIDAMAH).
He was earlier the Chairman of the Board of Directors of SABIC affiliates SABTANK, CHEMTANK, and was Board member of IBN-SINA Company and SHROUQ Company. He had also held the post of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Asia Clean Fuels Association (ACFA), and Chairman of SABIC affiliate Saudi Organometallic Chemicals Company (SOCC) during its inception and set-up stages.
A graduate of the King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals, where he earned a BSc in Computer Science & Engineering, Mr. Al-Abdrabbuh has also completed many professional courses in world-class institutions such as London Business School, UCLA and the University of Michigan.