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This Day in History (1994): Naimi presents Rolling Hills Country Club CEO Cup Awards

Corporate management turns out to recognize the company’s top golfers.

This Day in History (1994): Naimi presents Rolling Hills Country Club CEO Cup Awards

From the May 4, 1994, edition of The Arabian Sun

Some winning golfers stepped forward recently to receive their awards from Ali I. Naimi, Saudi Aramco president and chief executive officer, and the sponsor of the CEO Cup, an annual golf event hosted by Rolling Hills Country Club.

Naimi and several members of corporate management were honored guests at the evening awards ceremony. Golfers from all of the company's golf groups are invited to participate in the event each year.

Scott Stanaland, RHCC president, thanked Naimi and corporate management for their long-standing support of the golfing groups, and welcomed the honored guests: Abdelaziz al-Hokail, executive vice president, Manufacturing Operations; Abdallah Jum'ah, executive vice president, International Operations; Saud al-Ashgar, senior vice president, Manufacturing, Supply and Transportation; Ali Saleh, senior vice president, Refining and distribution; Mohammed Yusof Rafie, vice president, Employee Relations and Training; Ali Seflan, vice president, Operations Services, and Stan McGinley, general counsel.

Among the top winners present to receive CEO awards from Naimi were Tracy White, RHCC's membership director, who captured first place in the women's first flight, and Roy Gilmour, the top winner in the men's second flight. David Evans of Dhahran took first in the men's first flight; however, none of the men's first flight winners were present.

Caption for top photo: Ali I. Naimi, fifth from left, poses with the president and directors of the RHCC board and several members of Saudi Aramco coroporate management who were honored guests at the CEO Cup. From left are Scott Stanaland, Stan McGinley, Ali Saleh, Ali Seflan, Abdelaziz al-Hokail, Saud al-Ashgar, Abdallah Jum'ah, Bill Irwin, Syd Williamson, and Mohammed Yusof Rafie.

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