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CEO and Deputy CEO for Projects and Business Development

PIC Wins Two Ranks among the Middle East Top 50 Most Influential Figures in the Refining and Petrochemical Industry

The Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) won two ranks in the list of the Middle East Top 50 Most Influential Figures in the Refining and Petrochemical Industry published annually by Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East.

The Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East report published in its December 2020 issue reviewed the career life of the PIC CEO, Eng. Mutlaq Rashid Al-Azmi, since his graduation as an industrial engineer from the University of Miami, Florida, USA, to join the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) in 1989 and gain more than 30 years of experience working in the refining industry and refineries management in Kuwait.

The report indicated that Al-Azmi has extensive experience in refining techniques, management, operational excellence, and hydrocarbon manufacturing processing, as he worked as operations manager at the KNPC Shuaiba Refinery and assumed various positions to currently hold the position of PIC CEO.

The report referred to Al-Azmi’s role in establishing SK picglobal in South Korea in partnership with SKC for the production of specialized petrochemicals in line with the global expansion of PIC’s portfolio of petrochemical products. He also developed opportunities for local content and put them forward for implementation to support the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) strategy aimed at increasing participation of the local private sector in projects of petrochemical value.

It is worth noting that Al-Azmi ranked the 20th in the same list last year.

The PIC Deputy CEO for Projects and Business Development, Eng. Nadia Bader Al-Hajji, ranked the 35th in the list. The report addressed her career life, which began when she worked as a recent graduate operations engineer at KNPC, thereafter assuming numerous positions such as Chief Operations Engineer and Head of the Team charged with the design of clean fuel project to modernize the KNPC refineries in addition to the new Al-Zour refinery. Then, she held many leadership positions in the oil companies affiliated to KPC for a 28 years to currently assume the position of PIC Deputy CEO for Projects and Business Development and be responsible for leading the PIC’s investment opportunities through mergers and acquisitions projects, establishing new projects, and launching long-term strategic plans for petrochemical operations in the Country, in addition to managing, as part of her duties, the Company’s joint ventures at the local and international level.

The report stated that manufacturing sector demonstrated remarkable courage on the face of the emerging coronavirus pandemic, which impact extended to all sectors, as the focus during this pandemic was on productivity, cost efficiency, and operational excellence.

The report added that operators in the Middle East need to manage costs more effectively and establish special manufacturing processes, supply chain, and functional processes in the world, pointing out that the today’s strategic actions of the industry will determine its position in the global landscape of the manufacturing sector over the next decade, as people, projects, processes, and products will be the essential components in the transformation process.