Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan is Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SABIC, the world’s third-largest diversified petrochemicals company. Prior to his current position, Mr. Al-Benyan held the following positions: Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance and CFO; Executive Vice President, Chemicals; and Executive Vice President, Corporate Human Resources.
Mr. Al-Benyan joined SABIC in 1987, just eleven years after the company’s formation. His first role was as a business development specialist before joining corporate communications. Mr. Al-Benyan relocated to Stamford, Connecticut as Operations Manager, then in 1994 to Houston, Texas as Commercial Manager for SABIC in the USA and Latin America. In 2002, he was promoted to General Manager of SABIC Asia, headquartered in Singapore. He returned to Houston in the fall of 2005 as General Manager of SABIC Americas.
His other positions include Chairman of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), as well as Chairman of the Boards at Yanbu National Petrochemical Company (Yansab), the Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Company (SAFCO) and Saudi Iron and Steel Company (HADEED), which are manufacturing affiliates of SABIC.
Mr. Al-Benyan holds a degree in economics and a Master’s degree in Industrial Management, in addition to several specialized executive management courses.