EQUATE President & CEO Hamad Al-Terkait was retained for a second term as the Vice Chairman of Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association's Board of Directors. During its recent Board elections, GPCA renewed Al-Terkait's appointment as Vice Chairman for a term of three years, while Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) CEO Mohammad Al-Mady continued as Chairman of the Board of Directors with the CEO of Abu Dhabi Polymers (Borouge) Abdulaziz Al-Hajri as Treasurer. Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun was appointed as GPCA's new Secretary-General succeeding Abdullah Al-Hagbani.
Al-Terkait explained "As the petrochemical industry plays a critical role in global growth and development, non-GPCA members are encouraged to join this organization which has several committees handling various industrial matters which are beneficial not only to petrochemical producing companies, but also to each and every company that do business with petrochemical and chemical commodities." Al-Terkait, being a founding member of GPCA, has been the Association's Vice Chairman since its inception in March 2006.
In addition to EQUATE Petrochemical Company, GPCA's new Board of Directors includes senior executives from Kuwait's Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC); SABIC, Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (SIPCHEM), Alujain Corporation, Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical (Petro Rabigh), National Industrialization Co. (TASNEE) from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Borouge, Abu Dhabi National Chemicals Co. (ChemaWEyaat) from the United Arab Emirates; Qatar Petrochemical Co. (QAPCO), Qatar Vinyl Co.(QVC), Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO), Qatar General Petroleum Corporation from Qatar; as well as Gulf Petrochemicals Industries Company (GPIC) from the Kingdom of Bahrain.