Ziad Al-Labban joined Pilko as Advisor to the Chairman. In that role, he works closely with George Pilko (Chairman) and the Pilko Leadership Team on services in the Arabian Gulf Region. He also serves on the Pilko Leadership Team and advises the company on global strategy.
Ziad is a Founding Partner of Vision Arabia, a consulting group with a focus on energy markets in the Arabian Gulf. Prior to that, Ziad had a 35-year career with Saudi Aramco, which included work experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, both in the upstream and downstream sectors in Saudi Arabia, the United States and the Philippines.
During his work at Saudi Aramco, Ziad spent five years as CEO of the Sadara Chemical Company, where he oversaw building, commissioning and operation of 26 world scale facilities, making it the largest petrochemical facility to be built in a single phase for over $20 billion.
Prior to joining Sadara, Ziad was President and CEO of Petro Rabigh, a 400,000 barrel per day integrated refinery-petrochemical plant in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. He served in this capacity for three years, taking the business from a net loss in 2009, to a net profit each year from 2010 through 2012.
Before Petro Rabigh, Ziad served as President and CEO of Saudi Refining, Incorporated (SRI) in Houston, Texas from August 2007 through July 2009. During that time, he was responsible for managing SRI’s interest in Motiva Enterprises, which was a major US refiner with three refineries supported by a marketing network that included approximately 8,000 Shell branded gasoline retail outlets in the southern and eastern United States.
Ziad holds a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia, and a M.Sc. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University in the US.