New Positions

Aramco announces new leadership positions and appointments

Nasir K. Al-Naimi and Mohammed Y. Al Qahtani appointed presidents of Upstream and Downstream, respectively.

Aramco announces new leadership positions and appointments

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 and 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. 


“I am delighted to announce these appointments, which demonstrate our emphasis on the upstream and downstream components of our business as Aramco continues to transform to meet the world’s energy demand,” said Amin Nasser, Aramco President and CEO. 


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.
— Amin Nasser


“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,” added Nasser.


Al-Naimi has held the position of Upstream executive vice president since April 1, 2021, while Al Qahtani has served as Aramco’s Downstream executive vice president since September 13, 2020. Their biographies are available on the Aramco website here


Caption for top photo: Nasir K. Al-Naimi and Mohammed Y. Al Qahtani.


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