Board of Directors

Ernesto Occhiello

Ernesto Occhiello is Executive Vice President of SABIC Specialty. Prior to his current appointment, Ernesto was Executive Vice President, Technology & Innovation. Before joining SABIC, Ernesto worked for Dow Chemical, EniChem and Montedison. Most of his career was in research and technology development for specialty and performance products. His experience also includes technical service, manufacturing leadership and acquisition integration. Ernesto holds a Laurea in Chemistry with Honors from the University of Turin where he was also contract professor of Chemistry of Materials.

Rinus Prins

Rinus Prins is co-founder of Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics. He is a serial entrepreneur who founded a number of companies in the Netherlands and acted as CEO at Prins Fibre Tech, FF Boats, WEGO Rotorblades etc. Rinus also spent several years in Canada working for C&C Yards as Mechanical Engineer. Before that he worked at SNS Bank as Economist. Rinus is a graduate of Instituut voor Bedrijfswetenschappen in Zwolle, the Netherlands, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Andrey Turchin

Andrey Turchin is currently Director of Functional Fluids and Nanotechnology at SABIC Specialties. Prior to his current appointment, Andrey served as Chief Executive Officer of SABIC FRT and held different strategy and marketing roles at SABIC Technology & Innovation and SABIC Innovative Plastics. Before joining SABIC, he worked for DSM, PwC and Materials Innovation Institute in the Netherlands. Andrey has a PhD in Material Science and Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, Master of Science in Material Science and Engineering from Freiberg University of Mining and Technology in Germany, and National University of Science and Technology MISiS in Russia..