Executive Retirement

Nabil K. Al-Dabal steps down, praises Aramco’s world-class development

Human Resources (HR) vice president lauds company’s commitment to “lifelong learning” after 30-year career with company.

Nabil K. Al-Dabal steps down, praises Aramco’s world-class development

Nabil K. Al-Dabal, vice president of Human Resources(HR), praised Aramco’s efforts on employee development on his retirement from the company. Al-Dabal was recently honored by corporate management at a ceremony at the company's headquarters in Dhahran.


“At Saudi Aramco, our commitment to leadership and employee development is better than any other company I have ever seen,” he said. “Our company provides our people with opportunities to develop themselves at every step of their career,” he said, “and this is truly the definition of lifelong learning.”


Al-Dabal was appointed vice president of Human Resources in 2020, after previously serving as executive director of the admin area from 2018. 


A leader in HR and employee development

As the head of HR, he was responsible for providing strategic leadership to all workforce planning, staffing, leadership and professional development, compensation and benefits, organization consulting, performance management, diversity and inclusion, retirees’ services, and labor relations to over 67,000 employees from 91 different nationalities.


Prior to this position, Al-Dabal was the general manager of Training & Development from April 2014, where he was responsible for the design and delivery of corporate education, training and development programs for the company’s industrial, administrative and professional workforce.


In 2011, he was appointed president and CEO of Aramco Overseas Company in the Netherlands, with strategic responsibility for Aramco downstream joint venture investments, project support, HR, legal, engineering, and supply chain management activities throughout Europe, the Asia Pacific region, Africa, South America and the Middle East, excluding Saudi Arabia. 


During his 30-year career with Aramco, Al-Dabal held managerial positions in the company’s Ras Tanura Refinery, Inspection, Consulting Services, Facilities Planning, and Communications Engineering departments. He has also previously served as the acting executive director for Procurement & Supply Chain Management and Industrial Services.


'Our greatest natural resource is our people'

In his farewell remarks, Al-Dabal noted, “While I am very proud of all that we have accomplished, I hope that I am best remembered for developing and supporting our next generation of employees and leaders.”


“Saudi Arabia has been blessed with many natural resources, however, our greatest natural resource is our people.”


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