Saudi Arabia's refining and petrochemical company, Petro Rabigh, has appointed Nasser al-Mahasher as president and chief executive, with effect from the 1st September 2016.
The move follows the resignation of al-Mahasher’s predecessor, Abdullah bin Saleh al-Suwailem.
Al-Mahasher was previously chief executive of South Korean refining giant, S-Oil Corporation, with whom Saudi Arabia has a thriving working relationship.
Petro Rabigh is an integrated refinery and petrochemical complex, located 15km north of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is a joint venture, established in 2005, between Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco and Japanese firm Sumitomo.
The complex produces a range of refined products, such as naphtha, jet fuel and gasoline, as well as higher value petrochemicals such as ethylene and propylene.
The Rabigh II expansion project dramatically increased capacity at both the refinery and petrochemical plant. The newly expanded complex is now capable of producing 300,000 tonnes of ethylene per year.