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Dr. Fadi Trabzuni

Vice President, Strategy and Innovation
Cristal

Dr. Fadi M. Trabzuni is Vice President, Strategy and Innovation at Cristal Global, a leading producer of Titanium chemicals world wide.  In this position and in coordination with the global management team, Dr Fadi leads the execution of key business and strategic projects.

From 2005-2009, Dr Fadi worked as Vice President, Operations and Technology, Yanbu Plant – the largest production facility within Cristal Global – he managed all plant divisions and support services achieving best production and safety records and receiving the chairman award on safety most improved site in 2008. In 2007, Yanbu plant was rated as the most effective and lowest cost operations world wide for the production of Titanium Dioxide. Dr Fadi has led design and execution of key projects using novel technologies that have created an added value to the Titanium chain industry.

From 2002-2005, as Vice President, Technology Research and Development, Yanbu Plant, Cristal Global, he was a member of the Executive Steering Body (EvSB) leading and responsible for establishing the R&D center for Cristal Arabia. He participated in the development of Cristal Arabia technology strategy through the execution of key process and product development projects in line with the corporate efforts to enhance competitiveness and revenue.

Prior to joining Cristal Global, Dr. Fadi has worked from 1994 to 2001 in SABIC R&D managing process development activities in SABIC and its affiliates delivering major breakthrough innovations in various product and process technologies.

From 1993-1994 he was with Tasnee – one of the largest Saudi industrial companies as Project Engineer.  He joined and participated in various techno economical studies for chemical projects as part of the industrialization development policy of Tasnee.

Dr. Fadi holds a number of granted patents in the field of chemical and petrochemical industries. He holds a Bachelor and Master degrees in Science of Chemical Engineering from King Saud University and a PhD in Design and Technology from Bradford University in the United Kingdom. Dr Fadi has received Cristal Global recognition and a gold medal in Geneva international exhibition for inventors in 2011.

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