Leading CEOs in Saudi Arabia for 2021 (According to Brand Finance Middle East 150)

Yousef Al-Benyan

Yousef Al-Benyan
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Updated 22 April 2022

Yousef Al-Benyan

Yousef Al-Benyan

Company: SABIC

Industry: Chemicals

Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan is the CEO of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), one of the world’s largest diversified petrochemicals companies. 

Before leading SABIC, Al-Benyan held several posts within the company including executive vice president and chief financial officer. 

After earning a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in industrial management, Al-Benyan joined SABIC in 1987 as a business development specialist before joining SABIC’s corporate communications division. In 2002, he was promoted to general manager of SABIC Asia, where he made significant contributions to SABIC’s growth in the Asian market, especially in China. 

Al-Benyan also chairs the boards of Yanbu National Petrochemical Company, the Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Company, and SABIC’s localization engine Nusaned. 

Al-Benyan is also a board member of the Saudi Ports Authority, the King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology, and the King Saud University Advisory Board.