Lada Kurelec is the General Manager Polymers Technology & Innovation, responsible of SABIC T&I activities of all polymer products for SABIC. Polymers T&I department is running programs on process, products and application development globally through SABIC strategic technology centers in different regions.

Lada has worked at SABIC for more than twenty years. She started at SABIC in Technology and Innovation, as a Material Development Engineer. Since then, she had different roles within Technical Marketing as well as Business Management. She has over a decade of business experience in Petrochemicals.

Prior to her current role, Lada served as the General Manager of multibillion and multiproduct Polymer Business in SABIC globally.

Lada holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering and Material Science from the University of Zagreb (Croatia), and a PhD in Polymer Technology from the Technical University Eindhoven (The Netherlands).

Dr. Ir. Lada Kurelec

GM Polymers Technology and Innovation, SABIC


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