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25+ years of experience in the Refining & Chemicals industry in process engineering, production planning, project management and JV management. Successfully led mega projects (about $2 billion) from initiation to start-up. Currently leading Hydrocarbon streams integration between Saudi Aramco & SABIC.

During the course of my career, I have gained a breadth of international experience. This includes 4 years in the USA, 2 years in South Korea, and one year in the UK all as a Project Manager. Hold degrees in Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, MBA, and certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Work experience

JUL 2020CURRENT

Division Head, Hydrocarbon Streams Integration

Saudi Aramco

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Division Head of Streams Integration Implementation leading synergies between Saudi Aramco & SABIC at Jubail and Yanbu areas to maximize value to Aramco Group.

NOV 2019JUN 2020

Master Planning Lead

Saudi Aramco

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Led master planning function during the planning stage for the transaction of Saudi Aramco acquisition of 70% SABIC shares.

Apr 2018OCT 2019

Process Engineering Manager

Aramco Overseas Company

Reading, UK

Process Engineering Manager of Crude Oil to Chemicals (COTC) JV with Sabic. 

JAN 2017Mar 2018

Division Head

Saudi Aramco

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Division Head of Western Region JV Management responsible for JV Portfolio including SAMREF, YASREF, and LUBEREF.    

OCT 2016DEC 2016

Project Director

Saudi Aramco

Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Project Director of Sadara Isocyanates (around $2 Billion investment).

Jul 2013SEP 2016

Sr. Project Manager

Saudi Aramco

Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Project Manager, Nitric/DNT/MNB/Aniline/Formalin (around $250 Million contract) with Daelim.

Sep 2011Jun 2013

Project Manager

Aramco Overseas Company

Seoul, Korea

Project Manager, Nitric/DNT during EPC phase of Sadara Nitric/DNT Project with Daelim. Completed Engineering and Procurement phase in Korea.

Jul 2009Aug 2011

Project Manager

Aramco Services Company

Houston, USA

Project Manager of Nitric/DNT units as part of the Isocyanates Package with KBR. Completed Front End Engineering Design (FEED) by summer 2011.

Sep 2007Jun 2009

Project Manager

Aramco Services Company

Houston, USA

Project Manager of Aromatics Complex as part of Ras Tanura Integrated Project (RTIP) with KBR during Front End Engineering Design (FEED) phase.

Aug 2006Aug 2007

Planning Supervisor

Saudi Aramco

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Planning Supervisor/Refined Product Division General Supervisor with Oil Supply Planning & Scheduling Department (OSPAS).

During the assignment and on December 2006, presented to Management Committee (MC) a new proposal to supply Low Sulfur Diesel Kingdom-wide. Also acted as the Refined Product Division General Supervisor during March and July 2007.

Jul 2004Jul 2006

Engineering Supervisor

Saudi Aramco

Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia

Engineering Supervisor of North Refining Unit (NRU) at Ras Tanura Refinery. The unit is responsible for providing process engineering support for the Crude Unit, CCR, Semi-regeneration Reformers and Tank Farm.

Feb 2003Jun 2004

Manufacturing Planning Unit Supervisor

Saudi Aramco

Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia

Supervisor of the Manufacturing Planning Unit (MPU) at Ras Tanura Refinery. Participated as a member with Saudi Aramco's Products Specifications Committee (PSC). Also was responsible for planning and optimizing the refinery's operations

Oct 1997Jan 2003

Planning Engineer

Saudi Aramco

Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia

Worked at the Manufacturing Planning Unit (MPU) of Ras Tanura Refinery as a planning engineer.  Applied Linear Programming (LP) techniques to optimize the refinery operation while meeting marketing, demand and supply constraints.

Oct 1994Sep 1996

Process Engineer

Saudi Aramco

Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia

Started my career working at Ras Tanura Refinery as a process engineer. Worked in several units in the refinery including Crude Distillation Unit, Semi-regeneration Reformers and Sulfur Recovery Plant.

Education

May 2015Jun 2017

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

HKUST Business School

A company-sponsored MBA program offered by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Business School

Jan 1999Jun 2000

Master of Science

Oregon State University

Industrial Engineering

Major: Operations Research, Minor: Engineering Management

Sep 1989Sep 1994

Bachelor of Science

KFUPM

Chemical Engineering

Certifications

Oct 2010Oct 2025

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute

PMP number 1363698

Membership

  • International Association for Energy Economics – since 2014
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences  - since 2015

Skills

Planning & Economics of Refinery & Chemicals Operations

Hands-on experience with running refinery LP Models

Project management

Managed mega-project contracts with Sadara from initiation to close-out

Strategic Thinking

Managed strategic partnerships with partners like ExxonMobil and Sinopec