Mr. Wilder joined TPC Group’s Board of Directors in 2022. He is the former Vice President, Chemicals for Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, a position he held from 2013 to 2017. In this role, he had ownership and accountability for the safe, on-time and on-budget construction of the $20 billion Sadara project, the largest chemical complex ever built in one phase.
While with Saudi Aramco, Mr. Wilder served on the board and as audit chair of a large joint venture between Saudi Aramco and ExxonMobil and was on the board of two joint ventures that operate in China and where Sinopec is a major shareholder.
Mr. Wilder has been responsible for successful business transformations and expansions in a board of directors or executive leadership role in the United States, Switzerland, Malaysia, India, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. He originated and created the $3.4 billion Arlanxeo joint venture, now the world’s leading and largest rubber and elastomers company. He also originated and negotiated the crude to chemical venture with SABIC, the world’s first green field crude to chemical megaproject.
Prior to his role at Saudi Aramco, Mr. Wilder served as President and CEO of Polymers/Crackers, Reliance Industries in Mumbai, India leading the 4.5 million metric ton polymer/cracker business with 10,000 customers in 80 countries with four steam cracking sites.
Mr. Wilder has nearly 40 years of experience in the petrochemical industry and began his career with Exxon Corporation in 1979. Since that time, he has served in operating and executive leadership roles with Reliance Industries, Titan Chemicals, Westlake Chemicals, Koch Industries and Union Pacific Corporation.
He also serves on the board of directors for Petronas Chemical Group Bhd., Malaysia’s leading integrated chemicals producer. At Petronas Chemicals, he is chair of the Sustainability and Risk committee.
Mr. Wilder received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from University of Washington and a Master of Business Administration in finance from University of Chicago.