EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Kuwait's first international joint-venture in this industry, has named Tareq Jafar Al-Kandari as Vice President for Technical Services.
Succeeding former Vice President for Technical Services Mohammad Al Benali who was recently retired, Al-Kandari is one of EQUATE's founders since before its inception during 1995. With over 30 years of professional experience, Al-Kandari's career included a number of leading posts within and outside Kuwait at Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), EQUATE, establishing Greater EQUATE Joint-Venture, as well as the Deputy CEO of MEGlobal, which is an international petrochemical company with plants in Canada.
Al-Kandari's career includes a wide range of fields, including plant operations, project management, corporate administration, supply chain, services, strategic planning, Six Sigma, and business development.
Established in 1995 as Kuwait's first international joint-venture in this industry, EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE) embodies its "Partners in Success" slogan through the partnership between Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC).
Commencing production in 1997, EQUATE is currently the owner and single-operator of several fully integrated world-class petrochemical units, within the Greater EQUATE joint-venture, that annually produce over 5 million tons of the highest quality grades of Ethylene, Polyethylene (PE), Ethylene Glycol (EG), Polypropylene (PP), Styrene Monomer (SM), Paraxylene (PX), Heavy Aromatics (HA) and Benzene (BZ). The products are marketed throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe.
Alongside with being a leading industrial organization, EQUATE dedicates its utmost commitment and care to overall sustainability wherever it operates in cooperation with public and private bodies, including employees, the society and customers, in all relevant fields, such as human development, environment, education, health and public awareness.