Muhammad Al-Saggaf, acting president of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Muhammad Al-Saggaf
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Updated 14 September 2020

Muhammad Al-Saggaf, acting president of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

  • Al-Saggaf assumed several roles related to research, energy development, technology and strategy

Muhammad Al-Saggaf has been the acting president of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) since January.
Al-Saggaf received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from KFUPM. He also obtained both a master’s and Ph.D. degrees in geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — and an MBA from KFUPM. He is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s program for management development.
He joined Saudi Aramco in 1989 where he held several positions in the company, including direct operational roles in the Safaniyah and Shaybah fields. Before that, he worked as a graduate assistant at KFUPM.
Al-Saggaf assumed several roles related to research, energy development, technology and strategy. In 2009 he was the chief petroleum engineer, responsible for the reserves and development and management of Aramco’s oil and gas fields.
Before chairing KFUPM, Al-Saggaf worked for Aramco as its senior vice president for operations and business services. He was also chairman of Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical (SATORP), Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures.
Al-Saggaf was president of the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), an independent, nonprofit research institution researching energy economics, policy, technology and the environment, across all types of energy.
At Aramco, he managed the company’s strategic transformation office, whose main task is to achieve the giant company’s ambitious objectives and targets.

 


Prince Khalid says Saudi Arabia’s 90th national day renews pride 

Updated 23 September 2020

Prince Khalid says Saudi Arabia’s 90th national day renews pride 

Saudi Arabia’s Vice Minister of Defense, Prince Khalid bin Salman congratulated King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, and the people of the Kingdom on National Day. 
“(National Day) renews pride in our past,” the prince said on his official Twitter account on Wednesday, adding that it increased the nation’s ambition for its future.
“On National Day we recall the glories of the founding founder, King Abdulaziz - may God rest his soul - and the heroism of the faithful who sacrificed their lives for our homeland,” he said. 
Saudi Arabia marked its 90th National Day with an announcement from the General Entertainment Authority that the first concert will be held under the motto “mettle to the top,” and feature superstars Rashid Al-Majed and Aseel Abu Bakr in Green Halls in Dammam.
This year, Saudi Arabia marks its national day amid the coronavirus global pandemic.

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