Date(s) - 27 October 2015
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Kuwait – EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Kuwait’s first international joint-venture in this industry, hosted a celebration to recognize its former Vice President for Technical Services Mohammad Al Benali.
Al Benali’s contribution to Kuwait’s petrochemical industry commenced during 1984 at Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) before he was selected as the Information Technology (IT) Project Manager for the establishment of EQUATE. Being one of the key individuals since EQUATE’s founding in 1995 and serving as VP Technical services during 2009-2015, Al Benali played a critical role in several achievements relevant to strategic planning, technology improvement, IT, procurement, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), sustainability, Research & Development (R&D), Code of Business Conduct (COBC), industrial operations, plant expansions, as well as other fields.
EQUATE President & CEO Mohammad Husain said, “Al Benali’s positive impact at EQUATE, especially our human resources, deserves endless gratitude and cannot be described with words. His ethical conduct, outstanding professionalism, world-class achievements, vast expertise and exemplary leadership have truly made him one of our main ‘Partners in Success.’ Al Benali has been instrumental in achieving EQUATE’s Mission, Vision & Values at every level and with all stakeholders, such as shareholders, customers, public bodies, private organizations, civic entities, and most important of all our employees and contractors who have interacted with him. EQUATE’s overall achievements in sustainability relevant to CSR are a result of Al Benali’s efforts, passion and vision. Al Benali is an exceptional colleague and a true friend, not to mention being viewed as a brother or a father figure to many who have worked with him.”
The celebration was attended by board members of EQUATE and other Greater EQUATE companies, as well as several of the company’s current and previous leaders and employees.
Established in 1995 as Kuwait’s first international joint-venture in this industry, EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE) embodies its “Partners in Success” slogan through the partnership between Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). Commencing production in 1997, EQUATE is currently the owner and single-operator of several fully integrated world-class petrochemical units, within the Greater EQUATE joint-venture, that annually produce over 5 million tons of the highest quality grades of Ethylene, Polyethylene (PE), Ethylene Glycol (EG), Polypropylene (PP), Styrene Monomer (SM), Paraxylene (PX), Heavy Aromatics (HA) and Benzene (BZ). The products are marketed throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. Alongside with being a leading industrial organization, EQUATE dedicates its utmost commitment and care to overall sustainability wherever it operates in cooperation with public and private bodies, including employees, the society and customers, in all relevant fields, such as human development, environment, education, health and public awareness. www.equate.com