Stephen is currently the special advisor to the GM for commercial and residential.

Previous to joining the RC Stephen was an Area  Director with the UK Government’s Regional Development Agency (EEDA) working on innovation and skills initiatives in the Thames Gateway and the East of England. Stephen was chosen by his peers to be both a judge and the presenter of the international planning awards.

Stephen has worked extensively throughout  the world including 5 years with the Inter-American Development Bank reviewing  national infrastructure programs up to US$ 1billion pa.  He holds a MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Academic qualifications:

  • Bachelor in accounting and administration from Witworth University, USA (1980)
  • Advanced financial course in Chase Manhattan Bank, New York (1981 – 1982)


  • 22 years working experience in SIDF’s credit department (1981 – 2003)
  • 12 years’ experience as CEO of a publicly listed company (2003 0 2015)
  • Director General of SIDF as of 01/07/2015 till now
  • Board member in private and governmental organizations

Academic Qualification: B.S. (Electrical), University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee – USA, 1982

Membership in professional organizations or associations

  • 1994 – 1999: Kingdom representative in the operation and maintenance committee for power plants in the GCC countries
  • 2007 – 2012: Member of the Board of Directors for JAWAB company
  • 2014 – present: Member of the Board of Directors for HAJR company 

Engr. Khaled Alohali holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering – Honors from University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia (now KFUPM). In the 20 years prior to joining Ma’aden, Engr. Alohali held multiple leadership positions in both the public and private sectors. He completed many business and industrial investment and developmental projects. He worked at the Project Management Office of Saudi Arabian Economic Offset Program, then he consulted for the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources before holding the Vice Presidency of the National Industrial Clusters Development Program. Engr. Alohali also worked as the Head of the Saudi & Japanese Industrial Cooperation Taskforce, representing the Saudi Government; then later moved to be the Vice President of Charles River Associates International (CRAI) and its Managing Director in Saudi Arabia.

During his career, Engr. Alohali has been involved with leadership, advisory and analytical tasks including; leading two startup companies, several organizational structuring, strategies planning and implementation (national and corporate), investments evaluation, dealings with multination companies, local firms and Government agencies, promoting the Kingdom with global investors, calculating the Kingdom’s hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon incentives, planning for industrial infrastructure development, assessing economic impact of mega industrial projects, measuring national economic progress using matrices other than GDP, and articulating several cases-for-change aimed at adjusting some public policies or proposing new ones.

Currently, Engr. Alohali is leading Ma’aden Strategy, Business Planning, Enterprise Performance, Transformation Program, and Key Stakeholders Interface teams, as Vice President of Planning and Development.

He is also a member of Board of Managers for some Ma’aden Affiliates.

Rasheed Al-Shubaili is Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Arabian Industrial Investments Company (SAIIC), a joint venture established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco and Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) to advance industrialization in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Al-Shubaili was appointed CEO in 2015 following more than two decades spent in senior leadership roles in the Kingdom’s industrial sector. He began his career with SABIC in the early 1990s, holding multiple roles before being named Vice-President Engineering and Project Management.

Mr. Al-Shubaili holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Electrical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals in Saudi Arabia and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in the United States.

Mujahed is an expert in 3D printing solutions. He has been promoting 3D printing solutions for over a year now in the Saudi Market and helped introduce the 3D printing technology to various industries such jewellery, plastic factories, model makers, medical and dental applications. Mujahed has a masters degree in mechanical engineering from The University of Nottingham and is a 3D Systems certified engineer in multi jet printing. He has successfully managed a several 3D printing projects in the Saudi market and several industries

Abdullah Al-Buainain is President and CEO of Marafiq, the power and water utility company for Jubail and Yanbu in Saudi Arabia.

A graduate in Applied Mechanical Engineering from KFUPM, he started his career at IBN SINA in Jubail and became General Manager of Operations in 1996. In 2001 he moved to Petrokemya, participated in the creation of Jubail United Petrochemical Company (Untied), and became the General Manager of Operations for United. He became President of Ar-Razi in 2006 and Vice President of Manufacturing at Sabic in 2010 before joining Marafiq in August 2013.

Abdullah Al-Buainain is chairman of Jubail Water and Power Company (JWAP), Marafiq-Saur O&M Company (MaSa), and also served on the Boards of Several Sabic Affiliates including Saudi Kayan, SADAF and Petrokemya.

Abdulmohsen Almajnouni is the Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives part of the Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority (SAGIA). He also leads the Energy, oil & gas, and Metal & Mining Sectors of SAGIA Investment Development as well.

He has more than 22 years of experience in gas processing and treating, refining and petrochemicals, utilities, and exploration and production. Abdulmohsen was previously the Refining and Petrochemical Leader for General Electric in Saudi Arabia, promoting GE’s products and services in the region. He has prior experience as the Global Process Domain Manager at SABIC’s Manufacturing Center of Excellence, and consulted on process engineering for SABIC’s sites.  He earned a BS from King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and Mining, and a Master Degree from Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY, USA, both in chemical engineering.

Mark is the Oil and Gas Editor at Middle East Economic Digest (MEED) based in Dubai. For the last four years Mark has been focused on covering the oil, gas and petrochemicals projects markets Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman and Iran. Mark has also contributed extensively to MEED’s research reports on the regional oil and gas sector.

Before joining MEED, Mark worked for publications in London covering the global mining and petrochemicals industries.