Fayez Al Sharef is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara).

Appointed as Sadara’s CEO on Sept. 1, 2023, Al Sharef has extensive experience in the oil and gas and petrochemical industries, having begun his career at SABIC in 1997 before taking up leadership roles in Saudi Aramco and ARLANXEO.

Prior to joining Sadara, Al Sharef served for nearly five years as the Director of one of Saudi Aramco’s Giga Projects, the Amiral Project.

Al Sharef began his career with Saudi Aramco in 2002 after his tenure at SABIC as Operations Group Leader for one of SABIC’s affiliates. At Saudi Aramco, he worked in various leadership roles in the areas of operations and business development, including leading the commercial team who shaped the formation of Sadara. He is a Board Member for ARLANXEO and was a Board Member for Sadara from 2020.

Al Sharef holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and is a graduate of Harvard and Stanford Executive Programs in General Management.

Fayez Al Sharef

CEO, Sadara


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