Meet the SATORP Team: Guardians of the Rolls-Royce of Refineries

Sulaiman M Ababtain

SATORP President and CEO: Sulaiman M Ababtain

SATORP President and CEO: Sulaiman M Ababtain

Sulaiman M Ababtain, president and CEO of SATORP, oversees one of the world’s most advanced refineries, capable of processing 460,000 barrels of oil per day.

He is also on the steering committee for the Amiral Project, a massive chemical plant that has attracted investment of over $9bn and produces 2.7 million metric tons of high-value chemicals in Jubail.

Ababtain has held several international roles, including president of Aramco Asia, the primary hub of Saudi Aramco global downstream expansion which oversees 60 percent of Saudi Aramco crude sales, including marketing and logistic services. He has represented Saudi Aramco on the boards of several global corporations.

Ababtain has more than 30 years of diversified industry experience and a deep understanding of downstream business. He is an active participant on various local and international committees. He has held various managerial positions with direct exposure to oil-supply planning and scheduling and Saudi Aramco International Joint Ventures Management. Ababtain has also managed crude oil and product sales and marketing departments.

Sulaiman M Ababtain is the chairman of SATORP’s social responsibility company, Torathuna, a non-profit that focuses on developing and protecting Saudi handicrafts, traditional arts, and cultural heritage, sponsoring over 90 kingdom-wide projects.

He holds a BSc in Systems Engineering from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, and an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana, US.

Vincent Guerard

SATORP CFO: Vincent Guerard

SATORP CFO: Vincent Guerard

Vincent Guerard had a wealth of financial experience before being appointed SATORP’s chief financial officer in July this year.

He joined Total SA in 2000 and has held various positions in the gas and power downstream sector. From 2010 to 2014, he was corporate and project finance manager at Total, dealing with the financing of several international solar assets. From 2014 to 2016, he shouldered the CFO role at the Renewable Division of TotalEnergies.

He also served as deputy CFO of the Gas Renewable and Power Division of TotalEnergies SE. Vincent Guerard is a graduate of the London Business School.

Ramez Sabawi

SATORP Treasurer: Ramez Sabawi

SATORP Treasurer: Ramez Sabawi

Ramez Sabawi has more than 29 years’ experience in banking, corporate finance, and Treasury. He has also worked in sectors and industries including engineering, consulting, telecom, shipping, trading and oil and gas.

His career path started with major banks in London in the early ‘90s, after which he led the corporate treasury functions of major corporates in the Middle East and the GCC.

Ramez Sabawi holds an MBA from England’s Durham University, and a Bachelor of Business from Monash University in Australia. He holds many memberships and affiliations in a wide spectrum of professional bodies.


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