YOUSEF ABDULLAH ALBENYAN
SABIC Vice Chairman & CEO
Mr. Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan is the Vice Chairman and CEO of SABIC and a member of the Investment Committee.
Mr. Al-Benyan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Industrial Management. In addition, he has received several specialized courses in Executive Management.
Mr. Al-Benyan is currently the Chief Executive Officer of SABIC. He is also the Chairman of the Boards of Yanbu National Petrochemical Company (Yansab), the Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Company (SAFCO), and Saudi Iron and Steel Company (HADEED). In addition, he assumes leading positions at some national and regional associations and committees, including Chairman of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), and Chairman of the Petrochemical Manufacturers Committee.
Furthermore, Mr. Al-Benyan is a member of several national and international business councils, forums, associations and boards, including: the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum; the Global Business Council of the Bloomberg Global Forum; the Board of Directors of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA); the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA); the Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu; and the Saudi Ports Authority. Mr. Al-Benyan is also a member of the King Saud University Advisory Board, and a member of the International Advisory Board of the King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals. He is a member of the Board of King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology, the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), and the Constituent Council of Future Transportation Sector Development Project.
Prior to named the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SABIC, Mr. Al-Benyan served as the Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance and CFO. Before that, in 2013, Mr. Al-Benyan was elected to head SABIC’s Chemicals business, the company’s largest sector, aiming to help SABIC achieves its goal of becoming the preferred global leader in chemicals by 2025. He was also a member of the boards of directors of several companies and committees including the Board of the National Industrial Clusters Development Program, and the Executive Committee of the Riyadh Economic Forum of Riyadh Chamber of Commerce & Industry.