FaceOf: Amin Al-Nasser, Saudi Aramco president and CEO

Amin Al-Nasser
Updated 22 September 2018

FaceOf: Amin Al-Nasser, Saudi Aramco president and CEO

  • Al-Nasser is the fourth Saudi national to head Aramco

JEDDAH: Amin Al-Nasser has been the president and chief executive officer of Saudi Aramco since 2015. He is also on the company’s board of directors.

Recently Al-Naseer said that a national program to enrich creative and cultural content was being prepared by Ithra (the King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture) and will be launched in 2019. “It aims to enrol more than 100,000 young men and women by 2022,” he said.

The program aims to develop the fields of writing, filmmaking, visual arts, drama, design, creativity and innovation. “It also aims to build capacities to improve job opportunities, which falls in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 (reform plan) in diversifying the economy, launching promising sectors and developing human resources,” Al-Nasser said. 

Al-Nasser is the fourth Saudi national to head Aramco since its inception in 1933, following Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi, Abdullah Jumah and Khalid Al-Falih.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

He began his career at Aramco 36 years ago, working as an engineer in its oil-production unit, then moved to other positions in engineering, drilling and reservoir management.

In 2004, Al-Nasser became a senior petroleum engineer; a year later he was promoted to executive director of petroleum engineering. In 2006 he took on the role of vice president of petroleum engineering and development.

Al-Nasser has been heavily involved in communications and training aimed at developing future leaders within the company. He helped develop Aramco’s international business program in 2000, as well as its senior executive program at Columbia University in New York in 2002.

Saudi Crown Prince calls for decisive international position against Iran: interview 

Updated 27 min 10 sec ago

Saudi Crown Prince calls for decisive international position against Iran: interview 

  • Talking to Asharq Al Awsat, Mohammad Bin Salman says Kingdom doesn’t seek war but will defend itself against threats 
  • Says killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was “painful crime” and that strategic ties with US are key to regional stability 

JEDDAH:  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday said Saudi Arabia does not seek war but will also not shy away from confronting any threats.

He called for a decisive international position against Iran and said the regime in Tehran didn’t even respect the presence of Japanese PM Shinzo Abe when it attacked two tankers, one of them carrying the Japanese flag. 

The crown prince’s comments came in an interview with Arab News’ sister publication Asharq Al Awsat.

The heir to the Saudi throne said the Kingdom will continue to support Sudan and wishes nothing but good for Yemen. However, Saudi Arabia would never accept having a militia serving the Iranian agenda at its border, he said. 

He also described the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a “very painful crime.” He added that the Kingdom seeks to achieve full justice and accountability. 

As for the Aramco IPO, the crown prince says it is expected to occur at some time between 2020 and the beginning of 2021. 

(Full transcript to follow)