Al-Salem is The Director General at Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and
Technology Zones "MODON" since September 2017 and Acting Deputy Minister for
Industry at Ministry of Energy Industry And Minerals Saudi.
Prior joining "MODON" Eng. Al-Salem was the President of the National Industrial Clusters Development Program (NICDP) in 2015; and before being the president of (NICDP), he was the Vice President of Plastics and Packaging in 2014, wherein he supported the implementation of chemicals and plastics downstream industries in Saudi Arabia; and to lead the initiation of pharmaceutical cluster development.
Eng. Al-Salem gained over 22 years of experience working with
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC). He was involved in different
functions in research and technology including research work, technology
development, plant performance improvement, plant start-ups and customer
He was also responsible for setting up chemicals and
polymers research organizations in KSA, USA, India and China. This period
included his successful leadership of marketing activities of innovative technologies (Acetic acids and linear alpha olefins) in SABIC.
Eng. Al-Salem holds a Master’s degree in Business
Administration from Thunderbird University, USA, and a BSc in Chemical
Engineering, from King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.