Aramco appoints new upstream, downstream leadership to drive global portfolio

World Oil Staff May 18, 2023

(WO) – Aramco has appointed Nasir K. Al-Naimi as President of its Upstream business, and Mohammed Y. Al Qahtani as President of its Downstream business, both reporting along with Aramco’s Executive Vice Presidents to the company’s President & CEO.

The newly created positions and appointments, approved by the Board of Directors, will be effective from July 1, 2023 and will replace the previous Upstream and Downstream Executive Vice President positions respectively. These appointments will help drive the company’s long-term strategy across its global portfolio and value chain.

Amin H. Nasser, Aramco President and CEO, said, “We expect this decision to help drive operational and financial performance, supporting our upstream capacity growth and our downstream expansion, together with our ambition to achieve net-zero Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions across wholly-owned operated assets by 2050. We continue to identify ways to further optimize and innovate across the Aramco group, and I am confident these newly created roles will help us deliver on our objectives.”

Mr. Al-Naimi has held the position of Upstream Executive Vice President since April 1, 2021, while Mr. Al Qahtani has served as Aramco’s Downstream Executive Vice President since September 13, 2020.

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