The Future of Packaging amid Sustainability Pressure Globally - with a Focus on Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Region

Sustainability Packaging Trends Molding the Global Market, the Gulf Region and Saudi Arabia



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Chadi Radi
Senior Director Business Development, Napco National Packaging

Joining Napco National in 1996, Chadi Radi has over 27 years of experience in plastic packaging. With extensive knowledge of the various complexities of the packaging industry, he has successfully managed numerous projects, gathering valuable expertise in technical design packaging, processing & manufacturing, as well as in marketing & sales.

Currently, he is engaged in setting the Sustainable Strategy for Napco Packaging, focusing on circularity with an emphasis on recycling. He represents Napco National as Vice Chair of the ‘Packaging Working Group’ Consortium in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), in consultation with the Ministry of Industry and MWAN on setting the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Program for the Kingdom.

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Gacia Apikian Bazhouny
Sustainability Strategy & Governance Consultancy Manager, INDEVCO Consultancy

Gacia Apikian is a purposeful executive with over 10 years’ experience in sustainability strategy development, management, and reporting, as well as corporate communications and marketing, strategy and content development. Certified in Sustainable Business Strategy and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), she is driven to help organizations set sustainability as a strategic priority to support value-creation through environmental and social responsibility.

Right now, Douraid focus lies on exploring the value, potential and capabilities of compounding & recycling to enable applying the circular economy in high added value products and is leading Napco Recom to expand wider on the sustainability directions.

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Johnny Najem
R&D Manager, Compounding and Recycling, Recom, Napco National Packaging

Johnny Najem received his Ph.D. from Akron University [USA] with a specialty in polymers nanocomposites. He has over 11 years of experience in polymer compounding and recycling for polymer packaging, automotive, construction among others.  He has developed numerous innovative engineered compounds for those industries.

Johnny is currently engaged in the development and industrialization of several pioneering sustainable products, which assist in fulfilling the Sustainability Vision 2030 of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). He is one of two official technical representatives of the ‘Packaging Working Group’ Consortium in KSA which includes Napco National Packaging as a member, in consultation with the Ministry of Industry and MWAN

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