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Abdulaziz Saleh Aljarbou

Saudi Arabia


Dr. Abdulaziz Saleh Aljarbou was appointed Chairman of SABIC, and Chairman of the Investment Committee, in the last quarter of 2017, succeeding His Highness Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thenayan Al-Saud. Prior to assuming his new position in SABIC, Dr. Aljarbou was Member of the Board of Directors of a number of companies, including Saudi Paper Manufacturing Company, United Lubricating Oil Company, Gulf Oil Industrial Company, Riyad Bank, Philips Lighting Saudi Arabia, and Al-Bilad Catalyst. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Industrialization and Energy Services Company, 2003-2011, and Sharq, 2001-2007. Dr. Aljarbou is a well-known personality in Saudi Arabia’s industrial sector. He served as Member of the Advisory Board of the Supreme Economic Council from 1999 to 2010. He was also Member of the Board of Directors of Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden), 1997-2011; Malath Cooperative Insurance Company, 1997-2010; Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 1997-2000; and the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, 1995-2002. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kemya, 1989-2001, and a member of the Board of Directors of Saudi Aramco, 1989-1995. Dr. Aljarbou was Managing Director and CEO of Amiantit Group, 1988-1996, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ibn Al-Baytar, 1985-1987. As Chairman, Dr. Aljarbou returns to SABIC after more than 40 years, having been with the company as General Manager, Projects Execution, from 1977 to 1987. He began his career as Professor, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in 1976, soon after receiving his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado School of Mines, USA, in 1976. He also holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Chemical Engineering (1973 and 1971, respectively) from the same university.

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Chemistry, Chemical engineering

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