Duqm Refinery appoints new CEO

December 05, 2018

The board of directors of Duqm Refinery recently announced the appointment of Dr Salim al Huthaili as the new chief executive officer.

Nabil Bourisli, chairman of Duqm Refinery board, said, “We are delighted to welcome Huthaili on board, his valued experience in managing regional and global organisations will be a key success factor for driving this strategic partnership.”

He added, “We are confident that Huthaili’s proven track record in the industry would contribute significantly to the shareholder’s aspirations to successfully deliver this project and create the intended economic prosperity.”

Prior to Duqm Refinery, Huthaili served as chief executive officer of Oxea, which is owned by Oman Oil. Huthaili first joined Oxea in early 2015 as chairman of the supervisory board and then later became a member of the Oxea executive board, a press release said.

He built an impressive record of accomplishment and growth in his career in the chemical and process industry. Before joining Oxea, he worked at Oman Oil as strategy and performance director for the downstream business. Prior to Oman Oil, Huthaili held various roles in Royal Dutch Shell including leading Shell Chemicals Operations in the Middle East. He holds a PhD in engineering from the University of Nottingham, England.