Radhi Salem Al-Aslami has been the executive technical director of the Saudi Methanol Company (Ar-Razi) since August this year.
He began his career as a shift charge engineer in the operation department of Jubail’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation, where he worked from 2001 to 2004. He rose through the ranks, gaining extensive experience and knowledge in technical fields.
Prior to his current position as executive technical director, he was a senior manager at Ar-Razi’s production department from 2008 to 2020.
He was senior manager of the process engineering department at Ibn Zahr between 2016 and 2018, senior manager of its MTBE production department from 2013 to 2016, and senior manager of its environment, health, safety and security department between 2010 and 2013. He held various positions at Ibn Zahr before that, including senior process engineer and production engineer.
His main achievements include creating a system to improve Ibn Zahr’s environment, health, safety and security culture, with his work leading to a first-place ranking in this area among 17 SABIC affiliates in 2012.
He led the operations division, helping to resolve technical plant issues and improving plant reliability and optimization performance.
He also led the Ibn Zahr team to achieve the top rank in behavior-based safety culture among SABIC affiliates, and developed an occupational health and management system at Ibn Zahr.
He gained a bachelor’s degree in applied chemical engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, in 2001.