Vice President (Technical)

  • To provide effective and visible leadership and strategic direction to the Group in order to bring required contribution to delivery of Borouge’s strategic objectives.
  • As a member of the Executive Leadership Team to contribute to the development of the company’s strategy and long term plans and effectively cooperate with other Groups to achieve the objectives defined by the Owners.
  • Participates in the Board Advisory Committee and Owners Board meetings presenting the status of technical group activities and seeks guidelines if required.
  • Acts as the project sponsor of major investment projects to ensure projects are delivered with the right quality, cost and on time. Directs the technical and commercial strategies which may be required during Projects execution.
  • Deputize Borouge ADP CEO whenever needed.

Educational Certificates with date of graduation, name of university and country.

  • Chemical Engineering UAE University UAE

A list of previous positions supported with dates at Abu Dhabi Polymers Co. Ltd:

01.05.2000      Process Engineer (D)

01.02.2002      Process Engineer

01.01.2003      Sr. Process Engineer

01.07.2003      Process Support Department Manager

01.07.2004      PE Operation Manager

01.05.2005      Project Manager (Site Management Office)

08.06.2005      Improvement Project Manager

01.04.2006      Assets Development Manager

22.04.2007      Project Manager (PO)

16.12.2008      Sr. Project Manager (PO)

01.05.2009      VP, Borouge 3 Project

01.07.2010      SVP, Borouge 3 Project

01.11.2010      SVP, Technical

Dr. Mikael Berthod has more than 13 years’ experience in both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis and has been involved in both pilot plant and industrial projects in the oil refining area. He obtained his Ph.D. from the university Claude Bernard (Lyon, France) followed by a post doctoral position in Montreal university. In 2006 he started in IFP as senior research engineer and supervised national and international research projects leading a team of laboratory chemist, Ph.D. and post doctoral fellow. He has published over 17 scientific publications and 13 patents. He is currently the Vice President of the Research Centre of Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer). Leading a team of more than 50 scientists he is developing the research centre to sustain Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s vision to reach excellence in the field of refining technology, process and product development.