Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company

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Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC)
Industry Petrochemicals
Founded December 1979
Headquarters Sitra, Kingdom of Bahrain
Key people

H.E. Dr. Ahmed Ali Al Sharyan ,Chairman

Dr. Abdulrahman A. Hussain Jawahery, President
Products Ammonia, Methanol & Urea

1. National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) Kingdom of Bahrain

2. Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

3. Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC) State of Kuwait
Number of employees

Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) [1] is the only petrochemical producing company headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain and sells its products both locally and exports to other gulf countries and beyond, including U.S., China, India, Pakistan among others.

GPIC is jointly owned by three major governmental institutions, namely, the National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) from the Kingdom of Bahrain, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC) from the State of Kuwait.

Established with a paid up capital of $160 million, the Company employs 481 people of whom 92% are Bahrainis and considers its national employees its true asset and continuous catalyst for all of its international, regional and local achievements.

Its operations that involve natural gas purchases, employment and training of Bahraini nationals, utilization of local contractors, power consumption and other financial and commercial operations inject around $200 million annually into the national economy. GPIC uses natural gas which is available locally, as a basis for the production of ammonia, urea and methanol, which are its sole products.

GPIC strives to protect the environment through many environmental initiatives such as a fish farm, bird sanctuary, palm tree plantations and herbal garden that have been established on site, among others.[2]Also, to manage the greenhouse gas emissions, the Middle East’s first carbon dioxide recovery plant was commissioned at GPIC in 2010. It has the capacity to capture 450 metric tons of carbon dioxide per day from the reformer flue gases to improve its carbon foot print.

Production [3][edit]

  1. Ammonia
  2. Methanol
  3. Urea

Corporate management[edit]

The company’s Board of Directors [4] comprises representatives from the three shareholding states and is chaired by HE Dr. Ahmed AlSharyan.[5]

The company’s executive management[6] is led by Dr. Abdul Rahman A. Hussain Jawahery as President.

Board of Directors & Executive Management
Executive Management
President Dr. Abdulrahman A. Hussain Jawahery
General Manager of Manufacturing Fadhel Al Ansari
Maintenance Manager Bader Al Mansoori
Plants Operation Manager Yasser A. Rahim
Safety, Health and Environment Manager Jassim Darwish
Technical Services Manager Khalid Al Bin Ali
Finance Manager Adel Ahmed Abdulmalik
Human Resources Manager Najat Sharif
IT & Knowledge Manager Adnan Al Mahmood
Corporate Communications Manager Zuhair Tawfiqi
Marketing Manager Ahmed Mahmood


  1. ^ "Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company".
  2. ^ "GPIC issues statement on World Environment Day".
  3. ^ "GPIC".
  4. ^ "GPIC". Archived from the original on 2016-08-05. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
  5. ^ "GPIC".
  6. ^ "GPIC". Archived from the original on 2016-07-14. Retrieved 2016-07-05.