Abdulla Ateya Al Messabi

Manager, Refining and Petrochemicals Business Unit

Abdulla is leading the Refining and Petrochemicals Unit at ADNOC’s Downstream Directorate. An industry specialist with more than 22 years of experience, he is currently responsible for ADNOC’s downstream Refining and Petrochemicals business governance for multiple operating companies including ADNOC Refining, Borouge ADP, Borouge Pte and ADNOC Fertilizers.

Based at ADNOC’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, he oversees the operations and performance of assets, identifies new asset growth opportunities to drive greater operational performance as well as the planning and execution of refining and petrochemical mega projects for the operating companies. Prior to his current role, he was the Senior Vice President of the Borouge Technical Group where he was responsible to develop and sustain a long term perspective of Borouge assets, the development of new products, and to ensure the continuous assets integrity compliance.

He began his career outside ADNOC group of companies then he joined Borouge early 2000 as a Process Engineer where he subsequently took on various managerial positions including Senior Vice President of the Borouge 3 Project, the petrochemical production plant that was set up in Ruwais in 2015.

A UAE national, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the UAE University in Al Ain.

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