GDA virtual meeting

GDA virtual meeting

GDA holds first BoD meeting, AGM virtually

September 2020

The Gulf Downstream Association (GDA) announced the conclusion of its first Board of Directors Meeting of 2020 followed by the Annual General Assembly Meeting. Both the meetings were held virtually on the same day, a statement said.

Presided over by Suleman A Al-Bargan, Chairman of the Association, VP Domestic Refining & NGL Fractionation, Saudi Aramco, the Assembly was attended by  senior representatives of GDA Member companies, who gathered to review activities of the past year and the Association’s strategy for the year ahead.

Engineer Audah Al Ahmadi, Secretary General of GDA, discussed the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on GDA’s operations and actions taken to cope with it. He presented the 2019 Achievements and Way Forward Plan. Additionally, the Audited Financial Statement of 2019 and the appointment of the External Auditor for 2020 were approved by the members. Finally, the current Board of Directors were re-appointed by the Annual General Assembly for the next two years.

Commenting, the GDA Secretary General Eng. Audah Al Ahmadi said: “Despite the current challenges, GDA continues to work towards meeting our mission of driving further development of the region’s downstream industries through greater collaboration between our members and other key players in the industry both in the Middle East and around the world.”  

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