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Saudi Aramco hires former Shell executive for chemicals business

January 11/2018

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Olivier Thorel has joined Saudi Aramco effective Jan. 1, 2018, as executive director for the companys Chemicals business, reported Hydrocarbonprocessing.

Thorel joined Shell in France in 1990 and held various positions in the Chemicals business in manufacturing, sales, marketing, supply chain, and as global general manage, based in France, the Netherlands, and London until 2006.

He then led the global base oil business and thereafter became vice president of supply, distribution and Shell pipelines for North America, based in Houston. Over the past four years, Olivier has led various parts of the Shell Chemicals business as vice president of Global intermediates, and then vice president of Chemicals Asia, Ventures and New Business Development, based in Singapore.

Thorel graduated in 1988 from Ecole Polytechnique (science and economics) and holds a masters degree in Finance from Universite Paris-Dauphine. He completed an executive MBA at Insead in 2002. Olivier is French, married and father of four children. He originates from Corsica and is a passionate skier.

As MRC wrote previously, Saudi Arabia changed the status of its national oil giant Aramco to a joint-stock company as of Jan. 1, in a key step for an initial public offering (IPO) planned for later this year.

Saudi Aramco is an integrated oil and chemicals company, a global leader in hydrocarbon production, refining processes and distribution, as well as one of the largest global oil exporters. It manages proven reserves of crude oil and condensate estimated at 261.1bn barrels, and produces 9.54 million bbl daily. Headquartered in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, the company employs over 61,000 staff in 77 countries.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:crude and gaz condensate, petrochemistry, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia.
Category:General News
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