A key figure behind the development of Gulf rail
Abdulaziz Mohammed al-Hokail
Company: Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO)
Biography: A former executive vice president at Saudi Aramco, where he is still a board member, Abdulaziz Mohammed al-Hokail was appointed in 2007 to head the oldest railway company in Arabia.
Al-Hokail led the restructuring of state energy company Saudi Aramco in 1993 to incorporate Samarec, then a separate government-owned refining firm.
Al-Hokail’s is overseeing the Saudi Landbridge project, which involves building more than 900 kilometres of railway line from Jeddah to Riyadh and a spur from Dammam to Jubail.
He is also in overall control of the completion of the North-South minerals railway and the Haramain high-speed railway. With a capital budget of more than $10bn, these projects will make Al-Hokail the most influential figure in the Arabian railway industry.
Contact: (+9663) 821 2222
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