The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is an American professional society that provides a forum for the advancement of the theory and practice of the Chemical Engineering profession. The local Saudi Arabian section (SAS-AIChE) holds lecture dinner meetings and company visits. These activities provide an opportunity for chemical engineers and other professionals to meet fellow engineers and to discuss subjects of common interest. This site contains an overview of these activities and indicates future events being planned.
Transformation Leadership in the Chemical Industry
December 10, 2017
Venue: Le Meridien Hotel, Al-Khobar
Speaker: Mr. Uwaidh K. Al-Harethi
Executive Vice President, Innovation & Business Development
Prior to his present posting, Mr. Al-Harethi was the Executive Vice President of the Chemicals business unit and, before that, the Vice President of Global Procurement Services. He has led sophisticated overseas manufacturing and service organizations with profit and loss responsibility up to $4.6 billion and more than 2500 employees.
Al-Harethi is skilled at establishing operational excellence within culturally diverse environments, translating conceptual models into specific growth strategies, and planning/executing multi-faceted global business development campaigns designed to improve market share, gross revenue and EBITDA.
Key qualifications include but not limited to: global and cross culture experience of joint ventures and strategic business partnerships; corporate vision and strategic/operational planning; media crises management; projects management; global environment, health and safety, labor law; capital investment planning and financial modeling; acquisitions, divestitures; forecasting and budgeting; energy saving and sustainability studies.
Mr. Al-Harethi is a Chemical Engineer and holds a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.