Abu Dhabi Basic Industries Corporation appoints Jamal Al Dhaheri as new CEO

September 29, 2009 1:03 pm

Al Dhaheri, 39, brings with him extensive management experience, most recently holding the post of Senior Vice President of Metals at ADBIC.

Al Nowais commented on the new appointment, saying:

“In his new role, Jamal Al Dhaheri will help to drive some of the most valuable industrial investments in the region, including Abu Dhabi Polymers Park, ADBIC’s metal industrial projects and Midal’s new aluminum plant. We wish Jamal Al Dhaheri great success in his new role and are confident that he will have a positive impact on ADBIC’s contribution to the global industrial arena.”

Commenting further on the announcement, Al Nowais went on to also emphasize ADBIC’s continued dedication to Emiratization, “Jamal Al Dhaheri’s appointment as CEO of ADBIC reinforces our active support of the government’s Emiratization initiatives. With the number of UAE employees climbing at ADBIC, we remain committed to developing the technical and management skills of our UAE nationals, helping to support our goal of strengthening the industrial backbone of the economy.”

On his new appointment as CEO, Jamal Al Dhaheri said, “I am honored to be given this opportunity to lead ADBIC in its drive to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s industrial sector. ADBIC has become a major industrial player at both the local and regional level, effectively managing large-scale investments in the petrochemical and metals sectors. Together with our highly qualified management team, we will achieve even greater success in supporting the Emirate’s economic diversification initiatives.”

Combined with his 3 years at ADBIC, Al Dhaheri brings with him management experience from Union Water & Electricity Company and Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA). He also holds an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration from Zayed University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from University of the Pacific in the United States.