Yasir Othman Al-Rumayyan, chairman of Saudi Aramco

Yasir Othman Al-Rumayyan, chairman of Saudi Aramco
Yasir Othman Al-Rumayyan, chairman of Saudi Aramco. (Supplied)
Updated 04 September 2019

Yasir Othman Al-Rumayyan, chairman of Saudi Aramco

Yasir Othman Al-Rumayyan, chairman of Saudi Aramco
  • Al-Rumayyan was the CEO of Saudi Fransi Capital LLC between 2011 and 2015 and is a former member of the board of directors of the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

Yasir Othman Al-Rumayyan has been appointed chairman of Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil company, replacing Khalid Al-Falih, who held the position since 2015.
Al-Rumayyan was appointed a member of the company’s board of directors in 2016.
“This comes as an important step to prepare the company for the public offering, wishing him every success,” Al-Falih said in a tweet congratulating Al-Rumayyan.
Aramco’s new chairman has been the governor of the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) since 2017. He was appointed an adviser to the Royal Court in 2015 and is a board member at the US transportation network company Uber Technologies Inc. and the Japanese multinational SoftBank Group.
In May 2016, he became an adviser to the Saudi Cabinet, then a board member of the Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF).
Al-Rumayyan was the CEO of Saudi Fransi Capital LLC between 2011 and 2015 and is a former member of the board of directors of the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).
He began his career at Saudi Hollandi Bank as head of international brokerage between 1999 and 2004, before joining the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) as the head of securities listings.
Al-Rumayyan received his undergraduate studies in accounting from King Faisal University in 1993 and completed his general management program at Harvard Business School in 2007.
With many ways of delivering value from a barrel of oil, Saudi Aramco has moved beyond traditional markets and uses for oil and gas.
The company is also investing in new technological solutions to achieve efficient production and consumption of oil, including enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of transportation with new high-performance engines and fuels.


Saudi crown prince receives phone call from France’s President Macron

Saudi crown prince receives phone call from France’s President Macron
Updated 7 min 19 sec ago

Saudi crown prince receives phone call from France’s President Macron

Saudi crown prince receives phone call from France’s President Macron

LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call from French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday.

The crown prince and president reviewed relations between the Kingdom and France and opportunities for joint cooperation during the call.

Regional and international developments, as well as a number of issues of common interest, were also discussed.