The voice of the global plastics industry takes form: World Plastics Council Board Named

Building on the decision reached at the 2013 K Fair to form the World Plastics Council (WPC), it was announced today that Mr Patrick Thomas, CEO of Bayer MaterialScience and President of PlasticsEurope, has agreed to Chair  the interim Executive Committee, and that the following executives have agreed to serve as regional co-chairs:  

  • Mr Li Shousheng, Executive Vice Chairman, Chinese Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation
  • Mr Mosaed Al-Ohali, Executive Vice President Polymers, SABIC
  • Mr David Morgan, Vice President, Polyethylene, Chevron Phillips Chemical
  • Mr Fernando Musa, CEO, Braskem America
  • Mr Bob Patel, Executive Vice President, Olefins & Polyolefins, Europe, Asia, International and Technology, LyondellBasell Industries 
Over the coming months the interim Executive Committee will develop a set of recommendations for members to consider regarding the WPC’s structure, operating guidelines and work plan.  

Initiated by PlasticsEurope and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Plastics Division, the launch meeting of the World Plastics Council brought together some 50 leading plastics industry producers from all parts of the world, including China, Korea, Japan, India, Thailand, the Middle East, North and South America and Europe. The WPC will be a forum for industry leaders to accelerate cooperation and alignment and to deliver improved outcomes for the benefit of society and the global plastics industry.
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