Mohammad A. Al-Ali was appointed as senior vice president of Finance at Saudi Aramco by the Saudi Aramco Board of Directors on November 1, 2011.
Al-Ali joined Saudi Aramco in 1971 as an apprentice and has since held a number of positions of increasing responsibility within the Finance organization.
Between 1976 and 1980, Al-Ali travelled to the United States for training where he obtained a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington. Al-Ali then returned to the company between 1980 and 1983 to complete a number of Accounting Staff Analyst assignments. In 1983, Al-Ali began a master’s degree program in business administration at Denver University, which he successfully completed in December 1984.
Up until 1989, Al-Ali held a number of positions in Financial Forecasting Reporting and Analysis. In 1990, he was assigned as acting administrator for Contracting Services. In the same year, he was appointed administrator for Sales and Petroleum Accounting.
Two years later, Al-Ali was appointed manager of Financial Accounting, a position he held until 1995. From 1995 to 1997, he was manager of International Accounting and Financial Reporting. In October 1998, he began a seven-month assignment as acting executive director Treasury.
Between 1999 and 2004, he held the positions of assistant controller of Operations Accounting, general auditor and assistant controller of Staff Accounting. Then, in 2004, Al-Ali was named controller, where his responsibilities included overseeing the effectiveness of corporate financial controls and Saudi Aramco’s worldwide accounting activities. This position also included the preparation of highly confidential revenue reports provided to the government.
He held the position of controller until his recent appointment to senior vice president of Finance by the Board of Directors.
Al-Ali has more than 40 years of company Finance experience and has completed a number of leadership training courses, including the Program for Executives at Carnegie Mellon University.