The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) announced the appointment of Moosa Al-Moosa as president of Dow Saudi Arabia and shareholder representative for the Sadara joint venture.
Dow has a long-standing relationship with Saudi Arabia as a strategic partner for nearly four decades, and is the largest foreign investor in the country’s petrochemical sector. In his role as country president for Dow Saudi Arabia, Al-Moosa will continue to lead the organisation to enhance its presence, partnerships and execute Dow’s growth strategy.
In addition to this role, Al-Moosa has also been named Dow shareholder representative for the Sadara joint venture. In this role, he will be responsible for managing all shareholders matters related to Sadara and continue to strengthen Dow’s relationship with its partner Saudi Aramco. He will also take over as lead for the Dow Sadara Program Office that oversees activities related to the execution of contracts between Dow and Sadara as well as lead Dow activities on the Sadara Marketing Council.
“Saudi Arabia is central to our operations in the Middle East with some of our largest investments such as Sadara and the Middle East Innovation Center (MEIC) situated in the kingdom,” said Jim Fitterling, CEO of Dow.
“Al-Moosa’s impressive track record combined with his extensive knowledge and experience in the region will further strengthen our presence in Saudi Arabia, and support our aggressive goals for growth, innovation and talent development. I am confident Al-Moosa’s leadership will be another positive turning point for Dow’s progress in the kingdom and the key strategic partnerships we have fostered over the years.”
Previously, Al-Moosa held a dual role as Dow’s president for the United Arab Emirates and finance director for Dow India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey. He joined Dow in 2005 in the finance function in Midland, Michigan, where he worked across several departments, including financial and statutory accounting, tax and treasury.
Al-Moosa has had an extensive career with global financial institutions, which included Deutsche Bank’s New York office, JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup Asset Management in their offices in London and New York. He graduated with a master’s degree in business administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of arts in economics from Georgetown University in Washington DC.
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