Industrial Clusters Program is supervised by two government agencies, the Ministry of Commerce & Industry and the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.
The Industrial Clusters program has qualified technical and administrative specialized work teams, each responsible for developing a specific industrial sector:
- Automotive Cluster Team
Minerals and Metal Processing Team
- Pharma & Biotech Cluster
- Plastics and Packaging cluster Team
- Clusters Industrial Enabling Team
- Business Analysis & Project Evaluation Team
- Support Services Team
Key IC personnel include:
Khalid Al Salem
He gained over 22 years of experience working with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC). In the first 7 years he was involved in different functions in Research and Technology including research work, technology development, plant performance improvement and customers support.
Mohammed Al Faris
Vice President, Business Analysis and Project Evaluation
Prior to his current role with NICDP, Mohammed was the Head of PMO at Jadwa Investment, There, he was responsible for various projects including IT and investment banking projects and he was involved in major acquisition deals and IPO's.
Vice President, Automotive Cluster
Mr. Alhazani joined the Industrial Cluster Program in September 2007 after more than eight years of experience with Saudi Aramco.
Turki Al Babtain
Vice President, Mineral & Metals Processing Cluster
Vice President, Pharma & Biotech Cluster
Eng. Nizar Al-Hariri comes with over 23 years’ of successful track record of business development in both government and private sectors. Experienced across all aspects of business developments from concept to JV set-ups, contractual negotiations and funding arrangements to major project management, strategic planning and organization structuring.
Vice President, Plastic and Packaging Cluster
Tariq started his professional career with Eastern Petrochemical Company (SHARQ), a SABIC affiliate. SHARQ is a manufacturer of petrochemicals including Ethylene, Ethylene Glycol and Polyethylene with a current turnover of around SR 6 billion and total manpower of 1,208. It is a 50/50 SABIC joint venture with a consortium of Japanese companies led by Mitsubishi Corporation.
Abdulmajeed Al Maymoon
Vice President , Industrial Clusters Enabling
He gained 11 years' experience with the Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF) in Technical Evaluation. The evaluation included follow-up project implementation through to commercial startup.