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Ibrahim Q. Al Buainain appointed executive vice president of Global Manufacturing

The new position and appointment become effective Sept. 1.

Ibrahim Q. Al Buainain appointed executive vice president of Global Manufacturing

brahim Q. Al Buainain has been appointed executive vice president of Global Manufacturing.


Prior to this, Al Buainain had been serving as senior vice president of Sales, Trading and Supply Planning, since February 2022, overseeing the company’s global trading and sales of crude oil and LPG, its hydrocarbon supply planning network, which includes the company’s domestic sales of refined products, and feedstock. 


Al Buainain began his career with Aramco in 1989, working at the Ras Tanura Refinery, and in 1995, he was appointed as lead project engineer for the Shaybah program. From 1998, he worked with the Aramco joint venture company S-Oil in South Korea as its general manager for Supply and Trading.


In 2004, Al Buainain became a portfolio manager of all Aramco International JVs, and in 2007, he was named director of the Asia JV Department. In 2009, Al Buainain was assigned as a director for the Rabigh Phase-II development project.


In 2011, he was appointed as director of Structuring and Venturing and in parallel to this, he was appointed as CEO of Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures Company (SAEV).


In 2014, Al Buainain became president & CEO of Aramco Asia, working to support the company’s strategic objectives in the Asia region. In 2015, he was appointed as global head of Transactional Development in New Business Development.


In 2016, Al Buainain was appointed as the president and CEO of Aramco Trading, the integrated global trading arm of Aramco.


Al Buainain currently serves as chairman of the Board of Petro Rabigh, Luberef, and holds board positions at several Aramco subsidiaries and JV companies. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA in Global Management, and an M.S. degree in Innovation and Global Leadership from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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