In 2018, Ziad ended a 35-year career with Saudi Aramco, which included work experience in upstream and downstream sectors in Saudi Arabia, United States and Philippines.
Ziad was the Sadara Chemical Company CEO from 2012 thru 2017. He oversaw building and commissioning of all 26 integrated world scale manufacturing plants that produce a total of 3 MMT of plastics and chemical products, making it the largest petrochemical facility to be built in a single phase for a cost of approximately $20 billion.
Prior to Sadara, Ziad was President, CEO of Petro Rabigh, a 400,000 BPD integrated refinery-petrochemical plant in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. He served in this capacity from 2009 until 2012, during which he reformed the company so that it went from having a net loss in 2009, to realizing a consistent net profit each year for 2010 thru 2012.
Before Petro Rabigh, Ziad served as President and CEO of Saudi Refining, Incorporated in Houston, Texas from 2007 through 2009. During which he managed investments in Motiva Enterprises, which included three refineries and a marketing network that included approximately 8,000 Shell branded gasoline stations in the southern and eastern United States. The Port Arthur Refinery in Texas is the largest oil refinery in the United States, with a production capacity of over 600,000 barrels per day.
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