Louis Desal

Senior Vice President Operations

Louis Roland R. Desal is the Senior Vice President Operations at Borouge since November
2017, based in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi. He is responsible for Borouge’s Operations in Ruwais, including the operations of three world scale ethane crackers and 10 state-of-the-art polyolefin
plants of a total design capacity of 4.5 million tonnes per year.

Prior to joining Borouge, Louis spent over 27 years in operations with Borealis, starting as Production Manager in Belgium. While taking up various operational leadership roles at different production locations in Europe, he also took up the position of HSE Manager responsible for the Belgian production locations, combined with leading the corporate Process Safety Leadership team for the European locations of the Borealis Group. His latest role at Borealis was Senior
Vice President Operations Base Chemicals where he was responsible for the Hydrocarbon and Fertilizer production units at different locations in Europe.

Louis was engaged in several leadership transformations processes related to merger and acquisitions. He successfully contributed to the overall operational performance of Borealis, specifically in relation to HSE and Operational Excellence improvement.

Louis holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Belgium since 1982, and an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Austria since 2010. He is a Belgian national.

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