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Time:March 24-26, 2018
Beijing Diaoyutai State Guesthouse
Sponsor:Development Research Center of the State Council
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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 diversified petrochemicals 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), 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), as well as Chairman of the Petrochemical Manufacturers Committee.

Mr. Al-Benyan holds an Economics degree and a Master in Industrial Management, in addition to several specialized executive management courses.