Khalid al-Falih

Position: President and chief executive officer (CEO), Saudi Aramco

Biography: Khalid al-Falih replaced Abdullah Jumah as head of the world’s largest oil company in 2009. Under Al-Falih’s stewardship, Aramco has broadened its portfolio with several upstream and downstream projects. These include an expansion in gas production, as well as investments in petrochemicals and refining. Al-Falih began his career at Aramco in 1979 and has experience in several roles. He was vice-president of exploration and headed several business lines, including exploration and production, refining, marketing and international operations. From 2000, he served as vice-chairman of Aramco’s study team for gas ventures, as well as vice-president of development and coordination. Al-Falih has a degree in mechanical engineering from the US’ Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in business administration from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran.

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Mohammad al-Ali

Position: Senior vice-president of finance, Saudi Aramco

Biography: Mohammad al-Ali assumed his current position in 2011 after 40 years with Aramco. He joined the company in 1971 and has been employed in various roles, all within the finance department. Until 1989, Al-Ali worked in the financial forecasting, reporting and analysis division before being made acting administrator for the contracting services department. In the 1990s, he worked as manager of financial accounting and then international accounting and financial reporting, before eventually becoming assistant controller of operations accounting, general auditor and assistant controller of staff accounting. In 2004, he was promoted to controller and held that position until his latest appointment. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas and a master’s degree in business administration from Denver University, both in the US. 

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Amin Nasser

Position: Senior vice-president, upstream operations, Saudi Aramco

Biography: Nasser has 30 years’ experience with Saudi Aramco, having joined the company as a graduate engineer in 1982. In his first 10 years at the firm, he worked on several assignments within the production engineering, drilling and reservoir management departments. In 1991, he became a supervisor in the engineering and production department. In 1997, Nasser became manager of the Ras Tanura producing department, before managing the Northern Area, Safaniya Offshore and Safaniya Onshore producing departments. In 2004, he was appointed chief petroleum engineer before being made executive director of petroleum engineering and development in 2005. Nasser assumed his current position in 2008. He has a degree in petroleum engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

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Abdulrahman al-Wuhaib

Position: Senior vice-president, downstream, Saudi Aramco

Biography: Al-Wuhaib took up his current role in October 2012. He joined Aramco in 1976 and has worked in various capacities over the past 37 years. His first management position came in 1993, when he was appointed chief engineer of engineering services, before being promoted to vice-president of project management in 1996. Between 1998 and 2000, he was vice-president of Ras Tanura refinery, Saudi Arabia’s largest downstream facility, before being appointed vice-president of engineering services. Al-Wuhaib held this role until 2006, when he was appointed vice-president of information technology. In 2007, he took over as vice-president for operations services. He has a degree in chemical engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California in the US.

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Khalid al-Buainain

Position: Senior vice-president, engineering, capital and operations support, Saudi Aramco

Biography: Khalid al-Buainain has worked for Aramco for 33 years and assumed his current role as senior vice-president, engineering, capital and operations support in October 2012. He joined the firm after graduating with a degree in applied mechanical engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. His early career included work as an engineer at the Ras Tanura refinery, as well as on other operational areas, including the offshore Safaniya field. In 1989, he became superintendent of oil operations at the Abqaiq producing division. Later, he was transferred to Japan as general manager of Saudi Petroleum, a position he held until 1997. Moving back to the kingdom, Al-Buainain assumed the role of president and managing director of the Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Company in Jubail, before being named acting Saudi Aramco Affairs’ executive director. 

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Abdulaziz al-Khayyal

Position: Senior vice-president, industrial relations, Saudi Aramco

Biography: In his present position at Aramco, Abdulaziz al-Khayyal is responsible for human resources, training, safety and security, government and public relations, community and medical services. He began his career at Aramco as an engineer in 1981 and worked in several positions in operations and maintenance before becoming a manager. In 1991, he moved to the personnel department before relocating to New York as president of Saudi Petroleum International in 1993. He also worked in the Philippines. On his return, Al-Khayyal was appointed to consecutive vice-presidencies in sales and marketing, employee relations and training, and corporate planning. He was appointed to his current position in 2007. Al-Khayyal has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California in the US.

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