The 5th edition of the GPCA Legacy Initiative and GPCA Legacy Award “Al-Rowad” ( الرّواد ) will take place during the 17th Annual GPCA Forum in a star-studded award ceremony in Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar.

The Award will be bestowed on one Arabian Gulf chemical industry pioneer, who has made an extraordinary contribution to foster and strengthen the chemical industry in one or more of the GCC states and left a lasting legacy behind.

A Legacy Award Hall of Fame at the Annual GPCA Forum will showcase the Arabian Gulf chemical industry pioneers who have been recognized at previous editions of the Award. An interactive multimedia exhibit will narrate the achievements of the industry’s founding fathers and past recipients of the Award with a mixture of immersive storytelling, providing delegates with an opportunity to learn about the history of the chemical industry in the region and be inspired by those who have established the groundwork for its success.

GPCA looks forward to welcoming delegates from all over the region and the world to the 5th GPCA Legacy Award for the first time in Doha, Qatar, and celebrate the achievements of this year’s Award’s winner, who will join the ranks of some of the industry’s most prominent founding fathers, including:


Ghazi Al-Gosaibi

former Minister of Industry and Electricity, Saudi Arabia, and founding Chairman, SABIC


Abdulbaqi Al-Nouri
(1929 – 2010)

former Chairman and Managing Director of Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC)


Yousef Al Shirawi
(1927 – 2012)

former Minister of Development and Industry, Bahrain


Abdulaziz Al Zamil
(1941 – 2019)

former Minister of Industry and Electricity and former Chairman, SABIC


H.R.H. Prince Faisal Bin Turki Bin Abdulaziz AI-Saud

Advisor to the Royal Court, Saudi Arabia and former Advisor to the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources


Yousef Bin

former Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources, UAE, former Group CEO, ADNOC and former Chairman, Borouge


Mohamed Al-Mady

former Vice Chairman and CEO, SABIC and Founding Chairman, GPCA