Ahmad Omar Abdulla

CEO, Borouge and Chairman, Plastics Committee, GPCA

Ahmed Omar Abdulla is the CEO of Abu Dhabi Polymers Company Limited (Borouge), a leading manufacturer of polyolefins based in Abu Dhabi in the UAE, since May 2016.

Mr. Abdulla has spent his entire career with the ADNOC Group of Companies and therefore has extensive experience in the Oil and Gas industry, having held senior positions in General Management, Refining Management, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Planning and Technical, Business Support and Marketing Management (Sales and Marketing of Refined Products, LPG, LNG and Crude Oil, Transportation and Shipping).

Mr. Abdulla is currently a Board Member of ADNOC Logistics and Services and Chairman of various Board Advisory Committees. Previously he was a Member of the Borouge Pte Ltd Board of Directors and Chairman of Borouge’s Marketing Projects Steering Committee (MPSG). These positions have enabled him to acquire a strong experience in polyolefin manufacturing operations as well as in supply chain, compounding and international marketing as well as sales operations.

Prior to joining Borouge, Mr. Abdulla was the COO of the Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (TAKREER). While at the same company, he took up several managerial positions including Assistant General Manager (Operations), Ruwais Refinery Manager, Abu Dhabi Refinery Manager, and Division Manager, Planning & Technical Support. Mr. Abdulla started his career with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) as Department Manager for Products and Gas Supply in the Marketing and Refining Directorate.

Significantly Mr Ahmed has a vast experience in the integration of refining and petrochemical processes and has presented technical papers in various conferences on the subject. He was also involved in linear programmes and optimisation, in addition to leading and executing many programmes in operational excellence, business continuity, cyber security, organisational development and performance enhancement.

Mr. Abdulla is a UAE National and holds a Master’s degree in Corporate Governance and Leadership, and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.

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