Aramco high achievers secure honors at Global Security Exchange Forum
New ASIS leadership appointment; Khalid A. Bu Ali and Meshal A. Al-Johani recognized by the security industry’s top association.
In addition, following in the footsteps of Abdullah A. Al Ghamdi, senior vice president of Safety and Industrial Security, Sami A. Ajmi, vice president of Industrial Security Operations, has been appointed with a volunteer leadership role as senior regional vice president of ASIS Middle East and Africa. The role comes with great responsibility for leading the development of the private security industry in partnership with government security services across the region.
ASIS International is a global and diverse community of security practitioners, each of whom has a role in the protection of assets — people, property, and/or information. ASIS members represent virtually every industry in the public and private sectors, and organizations of all sizes.
GSX recognized achievements that follow in the finest traditions of Aramco’s international security contributions to the protection of the world’s energy supply.
Khalid A. Bu Ali, director of the Industrial Security Support Department, has been recognized at the ASIS Awards of Excellence celebrations, as the first recipient of the prestigious “2023 ASIS International E.J. Criscuoli Jr. CPP Memorial Volunteer Leadership Award.”
Bu Ali was recognized for his outstanding volunteer leadership role as ASIS International regional vice president. It was also noted that he is one of the first individuals to obtain a Certified Protection Professional certification in the region, and voluntarily works to recruit and mentor new leaders. He has made significant contributions at both chapter and regional levels over the past 20 years.
Aramco’s Industrial Security Operations will continue to lead the security profession in the region and create careers for our own well-trained heroes, equipped with the latest technologies.
— Khalid A. Bu Ali
Meshal A. Al-Johani, an Aramco regional Security Group supervisor, won the “ASIS International NextGen of the Year Award” for his service as an ASIS Connects Ambassador, for contributions to the ASIS Professional Development Steering Committee, and his support of the 10th ASIS Middle East Security Conference and Exhibition in 2023. This is the first such award to a young leader from Aramco.
Ajmi, who attended the ceremonies, said, “We are proud of our awardees and this is a clear illustration of Aramco’s excellence in the provision of support services, so as to remain a reliable supplier of energy to the world.”
Caption for top photo: Sami A. Ajmi (middle) is recognized for being appointed with a volunteer leadership role as senior regional vice president of ASIS Middle East and Africa.