Minister of Petroleum Tarek El Molla has appointed chemist Tarek Mohamed Galal as the new head of the Egyptian Styrene & Polystyrene Production Company (E.styrenics), Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

E.styrenics was established in 2005 to support the Egyptian petrochemical industry. The company’s main shareholders are Egyptian petrochemicals holding company (ECHEM), the Ministry of Finance, the National Investment Bank, Enppi, and Petrojet.