Mohammed Al-Shammary, vice president at Saudi Aramco

Mohammed Al-Shammary
Updated 17 September 2019

Mohammed Al-Shammary, vice president at Saudi Aramco

Mohammed Al-Shammary is the vice president of Saudi Aramco’s procurement and supply chain management.

He joined Aramco in 1981 and obtained a degree in petroleum engineering from the University of South California in 1987. During his tenure with the company, Al-Shammary has worked primarily in the upstream side of the business at several Aramco oil fields.

From 2000 to 2017, he held various leadership roles with the company, including manager of the Qatif and Abu Sa’fah development department, managing director of the London-based Saudi Petroleum Overseas Ltd., president and CEO of the Aramco Gulf Operation Company based in Al-Khafji and executive director of Saudi Aramco community services.

Al-Shammary has attended executive education programs at the London Business School and Oxford University.  He is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and previously held the position of senior regional vice president for the Middle East for ASIS International.

In his current role, Al-Shammary is responsible for overseeing the inbound corporate supply chain, including the procurement of diversified project construction, operational and maintenance service contracts and the placement of material purchases for strategic and general supply commodities. 

He is also responsible for maximizing localization opportunities for materials and services, the management and control of corporate inventory, overseeing global materials logistics movements.

Speaking at a recent forum of industry leaders held in Dammam, Al-Shammary said the Saudi Aramco provided investment opportunities worth $40 billion to small and medium-size enterprises in the Kingdom. 

He also highlighted the role of Aramco in promoting investment opportunities in the country through different programs particularly in the energy sector.


Plan approved to establish Institute of Traditional Arts in Saudi Arabia

The minister of culture announced last August that academies will be evaluated according to the market’s needs. (SPA)
Updated 23 October 2019

Plan approved to establish Institute of Traditional Arts in Saudi Arabia

  • The Institute of Traditional Arts aims to preserve the local identity through teaching arts, contributing to the preservation and development of the Saudi heritage, graduating qualified practitioners, and using arts to raise awareness

RIYADH: The minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, on Tuesday, adopted a plan to establish the Institute of Traditional Arts at the Royal Academy of Arts.
The institute will begin receiving applications for the fall of 2020, targeting 1,000 students and trainees in long- and short-term programs.
The Institute of Traditional Arts aims to preserve the local identity through teaching arts, contributing to the preservation and development of the Saudi heritage, graduating qualified practitioners, and using arts to raise awareness.
The institute also aims to encourage artists through programs or partnership with relevant sectors.
The institute is part of the Academies of Arts’ initiative, which was announced in the Ministry of Culture’s first package last March, and the among the quality of life program’s initiatives. The minister of culture announced last August that academies will be evaluated according to the market’s needs, with the first being specialized in heritage and traditional arts and crafts.