Mr. Qubaisi also received the coveted #1 Award as the ICIS Power Player of the Year. ICIS explained its rationale for honouring Qubaisi as follows:

“As a hands-on leader of a chemical group well on its way to becoming dominant in global petrochemicals, Khadem al-Qubaisi richly deserves this accolade as the ICIS No. 1 chemical industry power player for 2009.”