World's 100 Most Powerful Arabs 2014
Wed 26 Mar 2014 03:56 PM
Mohamed Al Mady

Company: SABIC

Designation: CEO

Country: Saudi Arabia

Al Mady joined SABIC in 1976 with a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Wyoming, USA, and held various key positions within the company before his rise to the top. SABIC is comfortably the largest listed company in the Middle East, and the world’s biggest chemical maker. And, as its CEO since 1998, there is no doubt Al Mady still boasts considerable influence on the industrial markets.

Under Al Mady’s stewardship, SABIC has grown from a company that employed six people in 1976 to one that employs 40,000 with a market capitalisation in excess of $95bn.

The right mix

Under Al Mady’s stewardship, SABIC has grown from a company that employed six people in 1976 to one that employs 40,000.