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H.e. Eng. Khalid Bin Abdulaziz Al-falih

Mechanical Engineering
Maaden Saudi Arabian Mining Company
Saudi Arabia


H.E. Eng. Khalid Bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih has been Ma’aden’s Chairman of the Board since April 2016. He is among the highest distinguished Saudi business leaders, with a remarkable career as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) from 2009 to 2015 and Chairman of its Board since then, proceeding his appointment as the Saudi Minister of Health. With three decades of experience at Saudi Aramco, Al-Falih served in key leadership positions across the business lines of exploration, production; refining, marketing, international and operations services, and engineering and project management. He also previously served as the Senior Vice President of Gas Operations and Industrial Relations, the President of Petron Corporation; a past joint venture between Saudi Aramco and the Philippine National Oil Company as, well as the first head of the Business Development department at Saudi Aramco. While leading the Saudi Aramco’s Corporate Planning Team, Al-Falih guided the development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s natural gas strategy. When the company formed its New Business Development department, Al-Falih was appointed as the first deputy head of the department. In that role, he led the development of mega-projects — such as Petro Rabigh, Sadara, Satorp and Yasref — with the purpose of achieving refining and petrochemical integration, in cooperation with leading global oil, gas, and chemical enterprises. H.E. Eng. Al-Falih holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A & M University, and a master in business administration from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. 

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