Dr. Raed has held senior executive and leadership roles in medium and large-scale industrial manufacturing organizations in the GCC and Middle East with emphasis on the downstream chemicals conversion sector.

Dr. AlZubi currently serves as General Manager of Juffali Chemical Group a leader in the manufacturing, distribution, and retail of a comprehensive range of product solutions, serving leading industries and end use markets such as Construction, Building Materials, Water Treatment and Specialty Chemicals.

Prior to that he was Managing Partner of RW Consulting an operational and development firm focused on supporting the Downstream and Industrial Manufacturing sectors in the GCC. Past professional assignments include Executive President of Petrochemical Conversion Company, a joint venture between Saudi Industrial Investment Group (SIIG) and Arabian Chevron Phillips. In 2010 he was appointed CEO of RadiuSenaat Piping and Fittings, a newly established Abu Dhabi based firm involved in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of plastic piping and fittings. From 2005 to 2008, AlZubi acted as Director of Operations of Adritec Jordan where he restructured operations to improve the company’s manufacturing capabilities, oversaw the introduction of plant wide financial management and resource planning system, and revamped plastic material grade selection for improved product performance, processability and quality.

AlZubi started his career in 1992 as Development Engineer for the Advanced Composites Manufacturing Engineering (ACME) and Rapid Product Realization (RPR) Research Centers at Brigham Young University, Prove, U.S. Between 1998 and 2000 he worked for General Electric (GE) OEC Medical Systems in the U.S., after which he moved on to another U.S. based firm Poly Processing Company where he served as National Innovation Specialist and later on as Director of Innovation and Technology. His other professional experience includes as visiting professor at the University of the Pacific: Stockton, CA, U.S.

AlZubi is the Past President (2017/18) of the Global Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) a non-profit professional Society dedicated to enhancing the scientific and technological knowledge of plastics professionals and the industry within its world-wide network. He also serves as SPE’s Middle East Section president.

Dr. Raed Al Zubi

GM, Juffali Chemical Group


Day 2 | 15 May 2023 | Panel discussion: Supporting the development of an automotive industry in the GCC