Abdullah A. Al Ghamdi appointed senior vice president of Safety and Industrial Security
The appointment becomes effective Friday, Sept. 1.
Abdullah A. Al Ghamdi has been appointed senior vice president of Safety and Industrial Security.
Al Ghamdi previously served as vice president of Industrial Security Operations from September 2019, following completion of an acting assignment in the same position. In this position, he was responsible for the security of Aramco’s facilities and communities. In 2013, he was appointed manager of the Loss Prevention Department (LPD) and served for six years through 2019, and completed relief assignments in Industrial Security.
Al Ghamdi joined Aramco in 1982, sponsored by LPD for the Out-of-Kingdom College Degree Program for high school graduates. In 1987, he earned his B.S. degree in Technology in Chemical Engineering from New Mexico State University.
Early in his career, Al Ghamdi completed several developmental assignments with Abqaiq Plants, Pipelines, Gas Operations, and a one-year assignment with Exxon Safety Engineering in the U.S.
From 1992 to 1997, he worked as a Loss Prevention engineer with the Ras Tanura Loss Prevention Division, representing LPD in mega-projects, including the RT Refinery Upgrade Project. From 1998 to 1999, he was assigned as supervisor of the LPD Technical Services Unit, and from 2002 to 2005, he was chief fire prevention engineer in LPD, responsible for developing Safety Engineering Standards.
From 2005 until 2012, he served as general supervisor of the LPD Planning and Technical Services Division, responsible for developing company safety policies, General Instructions, the Safety Management System (SMS), and training programs. In 2009 and 2010, Al Ghamdi was assigned as the HSE director at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
Al Ghamdi has completed a number of leadership courses since joining the company, including the Saudi Aramco Management Development Seminar (SAMDS) and the Wharton Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania.