Jamel Attal, Dow’s newly appointed Managing Director in Kuwait
Dow Chemical today announced the opening of its new office in Kuwait. Headed by Jamel Attal, Dow’s newly appointed Managing Director in Kuwait, the new office emphasizes the critical significance of its investments and partnerships in the country.
Dow’s office in Kuwait will drive the company’s business partnerships across the country, while working to enhance the existing partnerships, and nourish the company’s investments in the petrochemical sector which led to establishing six leading joint ventures.
“The debut of Dow’s office in Kuwait is yet another milestone that demonstrates our unwavering commitment towards our existing partnerships and investments in Kuwait,” said Markus Wildi, Vice President of Corporate Development in Kuwait and President, Dow Middle East. “We are excited to launch our office in Kuwait to commemorate our successful history which spans 15 years. Jamel has been with Dow for over 22 years and brings excellent commercial experience and ability to drive Dow’s business on the ground, and to build on our relationships with the community, joint ventures, and business partners.”
Dow Chemical has been in Kuwait for 15 years through EQUATE Petrochemical Company, a successful joint venture with Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) of Kuwait. Following one successful milestone after another, Dow and PIC are now partners in six mutually beneficial joint ventures in Kuwait among which are EQUATE, MEGlobal, and The Kuwait Olefins Company.
As the largest foreign investor, and the largest private employer of Kuwaiti nationals through its joint ventures in the petrochemicals industry in Kuwait, Dow has consistently promoted economic development and prosperity. Historically, Dow’s strong existing asset base, technology position and market presence bring several advantages to its partnerships and joint ventures. Dow’s strategy of working with local partners to set up state-of-the-art petrochemical complexes in Kuwait demonstrates commitment to transforming the country’s petrochemical landscape while supporting employment objectives and economic diversification agendas.
Dow’s commitment towards the Kuwaiti community is demonstrated through its continuous support of leading Kuwaiti organizations and programs that focus on developing youth, promoting sustainability, and protecting the environment. Dow and Lothan Youth Achievement Centre (LoYAC) launched various programs aimed at nourishing Kuwaiti talents, boosting their creativity, and providing them with opportunities to learn and grow. Dow also supports ‘The en.v Initiative’, a leading not-for-profit program that works to promote sustainability and environmental protection practices in Kuwait. Also recently, Dow and Al Bayan Bilingual School joined hands to start educational programs about sustainability and the importance of recycling and environmental protection.