Climbing one position up this year, Ahmed Al-Ohali occupies the 10th place in the 2017 ‘Power 50’ list. Following his graduation, Al-Ohali joined SABIC, National Methanol Company, in September 1981, and progressed within the company into various executive positions. He left SABIC in early 1996 to successfully launch medium-sized private industries in the film and plastic sector.
Al-Ohali was part of the team that established Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem). He became the president of the company in November 1999, upon its incorporation. He is currently the CEO of Sipchem and serves on the boards of Sipchem, and several other industrial and commercial companies and associations.
In June 1981, Al-Ohali graduated in chemical engineering, with honours, from the King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals.