Abdulrahman Al-Ghabban is the deputy manager of strategy and business development for Bechtel Group, Inc. He is responsible for analyzing markets, identifying new opportunities to support current and prospective customers, and building partnerships with key stakeholders, working closely with all four of Bechtel’s global business units.
Prior to taking on his current role in January, Al-Ghabban was responsible for business development of the onshore oil and gas market segment in the downstream and chemical business line within Bechtel’s oil, gas, and chemicals unit in Houston, Texas. Before that, he held key leadership positions supporting operations, business development, and stakeholder relations in Saudi Arabia on behalf of all of Bechtel’s business units.
In 2017 he was appointed as country manager for Saudi Arabian Bechtel Co. having previously served for two years as deputy country manager. Under his leadership, Bechtel continued to grow and build on its more than 75-year record of working with the Kingdom to achieve its economic and industrial goals.
Al-Ghabban moved to Bechtel in 2013 as business development manager for its power global business unit. Prior to joining Bechtel, he held key positions with several government agencies, including King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority.
He gained a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, and a joint executive master’s degree in energy management from the BI Norwegian School of Management, ESCP Europe, and the French Institute of Petroleum.