FaceOf: Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, vice chairman of Saudi-Kuwaiti Parliamentary Friendship Committee

Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Ghamdi
Updated 08 January 2019
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FaceOf: Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, vice chairman of Saudi-Kuwaiti Parliamentary Friendship Committee

  • Al-Ghamdi holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from King Saud University in Riyadh
  • Al-Ghamdi also received a Ph.D. in economics from Colorado State University

Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Ghamdi is vice chairman of Saudi-Kuwaiti Parliamentary Friendship Committee and has been a member of the Saudi Shoura Council since his appointment in 2013. 

Previously, Al-Ghamdi served as an adviser to the office of the energy, industry and mineral resources minister for 19 years from 1993 to 2012. He also served as a part-time consultant with the minister of economy and planning. 

He was an associate professor at the administration department of King Abdul Aziz Military Academy in Riyadh from 1983 to 1993. 

Al-Ghamdi holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from King Saud University in Riyadh. He completed a master’s degree in economics at the University of Denver in the US. 

He also received a Ph.D. in economics from Colorado State University, where he worked as an associate professor for one year in 1990. 

Al-Ghamdi is a member of several national and international committees including the joint working group on petroleum cooperation with Korea, Britain, India, China and Japan, and Saudi Arabia’s petroleum strategy modernization committee.

He is a member of the Saudi team on the OPEC economic committee and a member of the Saudi delegation in ministerial meetings of OPEC.

Al-Ghamdi will lead a Shoura Council delegation on an official visit to Kuwait on Tuesday.


Saudi Aramco recognized as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Updated 22 January 2019
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Saudi Aramco recognized as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

JEDDAH: Saudi Aramco’s Uthmaniyah Gas Plant (UGP) has been recognized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a “Lighthouse” manufacturing facility and a leader in technology applications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 
Saudi Aramco is the first energy company globally to be included in this select group of manufacturing sites. The plant is also the only facility in the Middle East to be recognized by WEF. 
The announcement was made ahead of WEFs annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
The gas plant is one of the world’s largest gas processing plants and was commissioned in 1981 as part of Saudi Aramco’s Master Gas System to process associated gas from oil wells. 
The use of drones and wearable technologies to inspect pipelines and machinery has helped cut inspection time by 90% in this industrial facility.
“The recognition of the Uthmaniyah Gas Plant demonstrates Saudi Aramco’s shift to transform and adapt in the rapidly changing global energy landscape. Uthmaniyah is only one part of our large integrated energy value chain where IR 4.0 technologies are playing a critical role to enable significant capital and operational efficiencies,” said Amin H. Nasser, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Aramco.
The seven new facilities join nine other “Manufacturing Lighthouses” which WEF unveiled in September 2018. The 16 factories were selected from an initial list of 1,000 manufacturers based on their successful implementation of cutting-edge technologies of the future that drive financial and operational impact.
The “Lighthouse” program was conducted by WEF in collaboration with McKinsey during a year-long study. A study team visited UGP in Saudi Arabia and performed a thorough audit.