Top 40 focus on Middle East power players

03 December 2007 04:00  [Source: ICIS news]

Hamad al-Terkait 11th in Top 40 Power PlayersLONDON (ICIS news)--Hamad al-Terkait, Equate Petrochemical’s president and CEO, jumps to 11th place in the ICIS Top 40 Power Players listing for 2007.

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) vice-chairman is managing the expansion of Equate, the Dow Chemical joint venture in Kuwait with Petrochemical Industries Co (PIC), having been with the companies for a total of 28 years.

Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) vice-chairman and CEO Mohamed al-Mady leads the Power Players listing for 2007, followed by financier and industrialist Len Blavatnik.

Middle East executives feature highly in the ICIS analysis of the most influential executives in the industry.

Al-Terkait is joined by Abdallah Jum’ah, president and CEO of Saudi Arabia’s national oil company, Saudi Aramco, Gollam Hossein Nejabat of Iran’s National Petrochemical Co and Cristal (National Titanium Dioxide Co) chairman Talal Al-Shair.

ICIS editors this year also look in detail at the region’s new generation of leaders, including SABIC’s vice president for petrochemicals, Homood al-Tuwaijri, Ahmad al-Ohali, CEO and president of Saudi International Petrochemical Company, (Sipchem), Khalid Zagzoog, president and general manager of Safra, amd Mohammad Yousef al-Mulla, general manager at Qapco.

Also in this list are Maha Mulla Hussain, PIC’s new chairman and managing director, Mohammad Ali Zardbani, newly appointed deputy chairman and president of Iran Petrochemical Commercial Company (IPCC) and Khadem al-Qubaisi, the managing director of Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), a major shareholder in Borealis, OMV and Cepsa.

By: Staff Reporter
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