Dr. Talal Al-Shair

Dr. Talal Al-Shair is the founder, Chairman and CEO since 1988 (the second largest TiO2 producer in the world today). He also is the founder and Chairman of Shairco Ltd (1979), manufacturer of fiberglass products. Dr. Al-Shair initiated and developed various industrial projects in the Middle East, including Dahab precious metals refinery (1994), Midad Toner printer products (2000) and co-developed Safra solvent refinery (1985), Saudi Union Co. (1994) and AI-Rowad National Plastic Co. (1997).

Dr. Al-Shair has more than 20 years experience in titanium dioxide and holds a Ph.D. in International Business Administration (1987) from Kennedy – Western University, and an MBA (1978) in Marketing and a B.S. (1977) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine.

He also holds the following member/board positions: Vice Chairman & Board Member of TASNEE, National Industrialization Co.; Chairman of the Board of Saudi Union; Former Chairman of Yanbu Chamber of Commerce & Industry (four terms); Board Director of DAHAB; Board Director of MIDAD; Member of the SaudiIAmerican Relationship Committee of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce; and Former Member of the Madinah Region Council (four terms).

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