SafarAli Babaei

SafarAli Babaei, Iran
CEO in Petrochemical Industries Development Management Co.

Cultural Differences – Points from Experience
Sunday, October 30 at 3:10 pm UTC / 4:10 pm CET

One of the most important aspects of project management is stakeholder management. In international mega projects in Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries, there are various stakeholders from different cultures and countries that need different approaches.

In this keynote you will hear stories and tips from personal experience dealing with stakeholders from all over the world, coming from those cultures that are more hierarchical than others are or those that value personal relations at work more.


Mr. SafarAli Babaei is an expert and experienced portfolio manager in Iran’s Oil, Gas and petrochemical industries. He has a vast experience in implementation and commissioning of refinery plants, olefin plants, and gas pressure stations. After 30 years of working in oil industries, now he is the CEO in “Petrochemical Industries Development Management Co.” (PIDMCo) which is responsible of implementing most petrochemical mega projects in Iran. The investment of all these mega projects is estimated more than 15 billion dollars.

During his management PIDMCo achieved:

  • Prize Winner of IPMA Project Excellence award in the Mega Project Category 2010
  • Striving for Excellence certificate of IPMA Project Excellence award in the Mega Project Category 2016
  • To be among the top 4 PMOs in Asia in the PMO Global Awards 2021
  • Bronze Winner of National IPMA Project Excellence Award 2020
  • The Highest National Qualification Certificate for project management of Oil and Gas refinery and Petrochemical Industries

Mr. SafarAli Babaei was responsible and engaged in implementing western ethylene pipeline, some petrochemical mega projects, gas compression and injection plans in different roles like project manager, portfolio manager and CEO, including:

  • Shiraz urea and ammonia project
  • Sweetening and reconstruction projects of Bu-ali Petrochemical
  • Persian Gulf Bidboland Gas Refining Company
  • The project of improvement and construction of gas collection facilities
  • Hengam Petrochemical Co.
  • Hormuz Petrochemical Co.
  • Ilam Petrochemical (including olefin, desulfurization and hydrogen units)
  • Gachsaran Olefin Petrochemical
  • Gachsaran HDPE Petrochemical
  • Dehloran Petrochemical
  • Dehleran Petrorefinery Company
  • HYCO project
  • Karoon Petrochemical
  • Andimshek Petrochemical
  • Almas Mahshahr Petrochemical
  • Dehdasht Petrochemical
  • Ilam polypropylene project

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