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

Amin Al-Nasser
Updated 22 September 2018
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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 official reveals new details about Khashoggi case to Reuters

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Saudi official reveals new details about Khashoggi case to Reuters

  • Saudi official told Reuters that journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death was a result of a mistake from the negotiation team
  • The confusion of the negotiation team led them to cover up on the incident, the official told Reuters

DUBAI: The instructions of the head of the Khashoggi mission were based on a previous directive to negotiate the return of members of opposition, a Saudi official told Reuters in a report published on Sunday.

The source said that the primary reports on the mission were not accurate so they had to investigate further, and that journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death was a result of a mistake from the negotiation team.

The confusion of the negotiation team led them to cover up on the incident, the official told Reuters.

The previous negotiation directive did not require the person in charge to obtain approvals from leadership, the official added.

According to the Saudi official’s reports to Reuters, primary findings showed that the death was a result of choking during at attempt to stop Khashoggi from raising his voice.

The negotiation team disobeyed orders, abused their authority and used violence, and there are 18 suspects in the Khashoggi case and they are currently detained pending an investigation, according to the official.

(Developing)