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H.E Ali Al-Naimi has been Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources since August 1995.  Prior to being named Minister, he had served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Saudi Aramco for seven years.

Minister Al-Naimi began his career in energy exploration and production with Saudi Aramco in 1947 as a Foreman, and then moved through the ranks as an Assistant Superintendent, Superintendent, and Manager, before moving into the Exploration Department in 1953 to work as a Geologist, and later as a Hydrologist and Geologist.  He worked in the Economics and Public Relations Department and Abqaiq Producing Division at Saudi Aramco from 1967-1969.  The Minister was appointed Vice President of Saudi Aramco in 1975, Senior Vice President in 1978, and was elected Saudi Aramco Director in 1980.  He became Executive Vice President of Operations for Saudi Aramco in 1982, and then Company President in 1984.  He then became CEO of Saudi Aramco in 1988.

Mohamed H. Al-Mady is Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SABIC, one of the world’s largest petrochemical companies, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and with 2013 revenues in excess of US$ 50 billion.

Mr. Al-Mady joined SABIC at its inception in 1976. He rose to the position of General Director of Projects before his appointment as Vice Chairman and CEO in 1998. Under his leadership, SABIC has grown from a regional player to the world’s fifth largest chemical and plastics manufacturer and the largest public traded company in the Middle East. Today SABIC has operations in 40 countries, employs more than 40,000 people and holds assets in excess of US$90 billion.

In addition to his responsibilities at SABIC, Mr. Al-Mady is a founder member and Chairman of the Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA) and Chairman of Board of the Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Company (SAFCO).

Mr. Al-Mady is an active ambassador for Saudi business on the international stage. In 2012 he was appointed Co-Chairman of the US-Saudi Business Council, an organization dedicated to promoting and facilitating bilateral trade and investment between the U.S and Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Al-Mady is a Board member of the Boao Forum for Asia and a member of the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council and World Sustainability Council.  He was one of the first global executives to bring anti-corruption to the top of the international agenda when he co-launched the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) at the World Economic Forum in 2004.

A keen advocate of further enhancing tertiary education in Saudi Arabia, Mr. Al-Mady sits on the supervisory boards of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), King Saud University, King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, and Prince Mohammed Bin Fahad University.

Mohamed Al-Mady is recognized as one of the most influential business leaders in his field. Gulf News included Mr. Al-Mady in its 2014 list of the 100 most powerful Arabs in the world. He ranked second in Arabian Gas and Oil’s list of the 50 most powerful people in downstream industry in 2012 and was named by ICIS Chemical Business as one of the 40 most powerful players in the chemical business for four consecutive years between 2007 and 2010. In 2009 he received the Petrochemical Heritage Award from the National Petrochemical Refiners Association and in 2005 was named Industry CEO of the Year in the Middle East CEO of the Year Awards.

Born and raised in Saudi Arabia, Mr. Al-Mady earned his BSc in chemical engineering at the University of Colorado and a Master’s degree in the same subject at the University of Wyoming in 1975. He received an Honorary Doctorate in Science and the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from the University of Colorado in 2012. He became an Honorary Fellow of the London Business School in 2007.

Mohamed H. Al-Mady is Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SABIC, one of the world’s largest petrochemical companies with 2013 revenues in excess of US$ 50 billion. Mr. Al-Mady is Chairman of the Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA) and the Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Company (SAFCO). He sits on the supervisory boards of  the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), King Saud University, King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, and Prince Mohammed Bin Fahad University. Mr. Al-Mady serves as Co-Chairman of the US-Saudi Business Council. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council and World Sustainability Council and a Board member of the Boao Forum for Asia. A graduate in chemical engineering, Mr. Al-Mady received an Honorary Doctorate in Science and the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from the University of Colorado and is an Honorary Fellow of the London Business School.

His Highness has a number of senior board positions including; Chairman of the Board of Directors of SABIC, Chairman& Member of the Board of Directors of the Utility of Water & Electricity Company in Jubail and Yanbu, Deputy Chairman of the Prince Salman’s Social Centre and Member of the Royal Family Board.  His Highness has had an effective and vital role in several development programmes which were witnessed by the Minister of Municipality and Rural Affairs.

Dr Nassif is the Executive President for the Royal Commission at Yanbu, responsible for overall supervision of the Yanbu Industrial City Management in order to execute the Royal Commission’s vision and mission. Holding a PhD from the University of Salford, Manchester, MS from Miami University and Bachelor degree from King Abdul Aziz University, Dr Nassif has participated in a number of design and development programmes, including a 17,000m2 computer and telecommunications centre, an 18,000m2 engineering affairs building in Jeddah and a petroleum services station project in three standard sizes in collaboration with the British Consulting Firm at 100 million Saudi riyals. Before joining the Royal Commission he worked as Deputy Dean for Quality and Development and Assistant Professor at the Architecture College of Environmental Design at the Ministry of Higher Education, King Abdul Aziz University.  Dr Nassif also joined  the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs of Jeddah Municipality in the capacity of General Manager for Studies and Project Supervision, Urban Planning, Advisor to H. E. the Mayor of Jeddah, supervising corniche development projects.