Abdulaziz Al-Harbi is the newly appointed acting chief executive officer of Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Ma’aden).
Ma’aden is one of the fastest-growing mining companies in the world and the largest multi-commodity mining and metals company in the Middle East.
According to the company, Al-Harbi has more than 30 years’ experience in project management, planning and operations.
Prior to his appointment as acting CEO, Al-Harbi served as executive vice president for shared services & security.
Before that, he served as president for Ma’aden Bauxite and Aluminum Co. (MBAC) and the Ma’aden Aluminum Co.(MAC), US, which he led from project phase until they became operational.
Before that, Al-Harbi’s first role with Ma’aden was in 2007, when he served as president of the Ma’aden Phosphate Company.
Prior to joining Ma’aden, Al-Harbi worked at Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Co., an affiliate of Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC), as director general of operation, technical and expansion from 2002 to 2007.
From 1998-2002, he held the position of general manager of planning and operation at SABIC.
Al-Harbi is a member of the MBAC and MAC board of directors and its executive committee, and an alternate member of Ma’aden Rolling Co.’s board of directors.
He is the chairman of the ERADH board, a Saudi youth development and engagement program, and a member of Jubail City Council.
Al-Harbi holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from King Saud University, and a certificate in advanced management and leadership program from Oxford University.