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AzZahrani appointed as vice president

New role comes into effect April 1, 2021.

AzZahrani appointed as vice president

Misfir A. AzZahrani has been appointed as vice president of Exploration for Aramco, effective April 1, 2021. AzZahrani had previously been named executive director of Exploration for Aramco, effective January 2019, after serving as head of the organization in an acting capacity.

Prior to taking on this new position, AzZahrani had been general manager of Prospect Portfolio Development — a role he assumed in March 2013. He had previously been manager of the Area Exploration Department.

AzZahrani joined Aramco after earning a B.S. degree in Geology from King Saud University in Riyadh. He started his career as a geologist with the Wellsite Geology Unit, transitioning through a series of Exploration divisions before becoming chief explorationist with Southern Area Exploration in July 1998.

In 2004, AzZahrani served as acting manager of the Reservoir Characterization Department before being named manager of that department the following year.

He remained with Reservoir Characterization until 2010, when he took on a leadership role with the Upstream Ventures Department, managing Aramco’s interest in Upstream Gas Joint Ventures.

In August 2011, AzZahrani was named manager of Area Exploration. During the same year, he held the position of manager at Eastern Area Exploration before taking on the assignment of general manager with Prospect Portfolio Development in 2013.

During his career with Aramco, AzZahrani has attended a number of executive management programs, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management, the Executive Business Program, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in New Hampshire, and the Oxford Management Center at Oxford University in Oxford, U.K. 

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