Khalid Mohammed Al Salem
Director General Saudi Industrial Property Authority “MODON”
Engr. Khalid Al Salem was appointed Director General of Saudi Industrial Property Authority “MODON” by a resolution of the Board of Directors in September 2017, after serving as Acting Director General of “MODON” since April 2017.
Earlier Al Salem was Vice President of Plastics and Packaging to support the implementation of chemicals and plastics downstream industries in Saudi Arabia and to lead the initiation of pharmaceutical cluster development.
Al Salem gained over 22 years of experience working with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC). He was involved in different functions in Research and Technology including research work, technology development, plant performance improvement, plants start up and customers support. He was also responsible for setting up Chemicals and Polymers Research Organizations in Saudi Arabia, USA, India and China. This period included the leadership success to commercialize major breakthrough technologies in SABIC (Acetic Acid and Linear Alpha Olefins (LAO(.
Engr. Al Salem holds a Master degree, in Business Administration from Thunderbird University, USA and a B. Sc. in Chemical Engineering, from King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.