Samir A. Al-Abdrabbuh
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, Agri-Nutrients
Mr. Al-Abdrabbuh draws on more than 30 years of experience in the petrochemicals industry. He assumed his present position on February 1, 2018, and was before that the Vice President, Global Supply Chain, leading SABIC’s Supply Chain strategies in Liquids, Solids, Bulk, Sourcing & Excellence, and Global Value Chain Planning & Optimization.
Prior to that, he was the Vice President of SABIC’s Oxygenates Business Unit, leading the global business of an array of products including Methanol, MTBE, as well as an integrated diversity of Performance Chemicals such as NDA, 2EH, DOP, IBAL, Normal 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 Media, Internal Communications, Branding, 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 refocus, 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 SABIC affiliates SABTANK and CHEMTANK, Vice Chairman of GPCA Fertilizers Committee, Board Member of Arab Fertilizers Association (AFA), and Board member of SHROUQ Company. He was earlier a Board member of IBN-SINA company, and 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.