Nomination guidelines

The right candidate for the initiative can be of any nationality but must have been based in the Arabian Gulf region when realizing the achievements for which they are recognized. In addition, they must be retired for three years from all involvement in the petrochemical industry, i.e., no longer occupying an executive position with a regional government entity (e.g., ministry) or any company or agency that is directly engaged in the manufacture, marketing, and/or distribution of petrochemical products. The candidate may be deceased, and must meet one of the following qualifications:

  • formulated and implemented state policy that successfully initiated or dramatically expanded the chemical industry in a given Arabian Gulf country
  • launched and led a state owned or privately held GCC based chemical company or companies that have become lasting enterprises and a significant economic force
  • played a leadership role in fostering the development of a successful joint venture in a GCC country

Evaluation process

After a thorough selection process, one individual will be recognized as Arabian Gulf Chemical Pioneer among all nominated candidates and receive the GPCA Legacy Award “Al-Rowad” (الرّواد). The honoree will be awarded at a special award ceremony on the sidelines of the Annual GPCA Forum in December 2019 in Dubai. Nominations for the GPCA Legacy Initiative and the GPCA Legacy Award “Al-Rowad” (الرّواد) are currently made by members of a Nomination Committee, comprising long-time veterans of the petrochemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region. Each of the GCC countries is represented on the Committee. Nominations could also be made by GPCA Board Members who wish to nominate a candidate for the consideration of the Nomination Committee provided he/she meets the nomination guidelines.

Nomination committee

Dr. Moayyed Al-Qurtas

Dr. Moayyed Al-Qurtas is the Chairman of GPCA’s Research and Innovation Committee.

Mr. Mohammed Al-Azdi

After building an extensive career in the chemicals and petroleum industries,

Ms. Maha Mula Husain

Maha Mulla Hussain is the Founding Partner of GEMS Group, founded in 2014.

Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun

Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun, Secretary General, GPCA, brings over 20 years

Lyn Tattum

Lyn Tattum is the Vice President of IHS Markit and Publisher of IHS Chemical Week

Dr. Tawfeeq Almoayed

Dr. Tawfeeq Almoayed is the Principal of Dar Alistishara