Firas currently holds the position of Safety, Security, Health, Environmental, and Quality Manager at MdR Company, where he has been since joining in 2021. With a diverse educational background, Firas holds degrees in Industrial Electronics and Business Administration. Throughout his impressive 20-year career with renowned companies such as Procter & Gamble and Sadara Chemical Company, Firas has gained extensive experience in various fields, including Manufacturing, Engineering, Operations, Maintenances, Projects, Contractors Management & SSHEQ.

In 2009, Firas transitioned his focus to Safety, Security, Health, Environmental, and Quality (SSHEQ) management, recognizing the critical role it plays in the success of operations. He developed a particular interest in SSHEQ auditing and compliance, leading him to acquire certification in RC 14001 & Integrated Management System. Firas firmly believes that maintaining high SSHEQ standards is important for meeting operational goals and driving profit growth in a safe work environment.

After the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, Firas emphasizes the importance of having robust crisis mitigation plans in place to ensure business continuity. He advocates for embracing digitalization solutions to adapt to changing circumstances and streamline work processes.

Firas has actively demonstrated the significance of collaboration by partnering with the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) to address SSHEQ risks and areas of improvement and be an active subcommittee member in G-SQAS. Additionally, he leverages lessons learned within the industry to contribute as an engaged member supporting the organization’s objectives generally and in logistics filed specifically.

Firas AlSaleh

Corporate Manager, SSHEQ, Almajdouie De Rijke (MdR)


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