Abdulaziz A Al Zamil
chairman, Zamil Group
Born in 1942 in Bahrain, Abdulaziz A Al Zamil’s work in industry and government has played a pivotal role in growing Saudi Arabia’s economy and industries. As the first chief executive of SABIC and through the family-owned Zamil Group Holding Company, Al Zamil has been instrumental in creating industrial sectors in the kingdom, capable of using advanced technologies to produce high-quality products for domestic consumption and export. A technocrat by heart with strong engineering background, he advocated for careful expansion by forging strategic technology partnerships in a wide variety of fields. Zamil Group, which now employs more than 12,000 people in 60 countries, is involved in diverse sectors, including construction, paints, plastics, petrochemicals, shipbuilding and port management.