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Time:March 18-20, 2017
Beijing Diaoyutai State Guesthouse
Sponsor:Development Research Center of the State Council
Organiser:China Development Research Foundation
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Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan

Vice Chairman & CEO, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation Business Circle

Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan is Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SABIC, the world’s fourth largest global diversified chemical company.


Prior to his current position, Mr. Al-Benyan served as 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. Mr. Al-Benyan returned to Houston in the fall of 2005 as a General Manager of SABIC Americas. His other positions include Chairman of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), Chairman of the Board of Yanbu National Petrochemical Company (Yansab) and the Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Company (SAFCO), both manufacturing affiliates of SABIC. Mr. Al-Benyan holds an Economics degree and a Master in Industrial Management, in addition to several specialized executive management courses.