Ahmad Al-Saleh is Global Business Director, Ethylene Glycol, at the EQUATE Petrochemical Company. He began his career in the petrochemical industry 21 years ago, with EQUATE in Kuwait. Worked in various positions in manufacturing, maintenance, project management, procurement, sales and business management.
In 2006, Ahmad joined Dow Europe GmbH, as a Strategic Sourcing and Global Trading Manager for the MENA regions, responsible for development of sourcing and trading strategies supporting multiple businesses. In 2009, he was made responsible for leading procurement at EQUATE and launched an entire strategic initiative on procurement transformation. This was In addition to being a member of the EQUATE strategic committee responsible of formulating the long-term corporate strategy.
In 2013, Ahmad assumed the role of Polyethylene Business Director, responsible for managing EQUATE’s polyethylene business portfolio. Ahmad also held the position of President of the EQUATE Marketing Company from February 2016 to March 2018. In April 2018, he was appointed as the Global Business Director, Ethylene Glycol, where he is responsible for managing EQUATE/MEGlobal’s ethylene glycol business globally.
He has been the Vice Chairman of the International Trade Committee within the Gulf Petrochemical and Chemicals Association (GPCA) since 2016. Ahmad is married with four children, has a degree in mechanical engineering and is a Master of Business Administration (MBA).