Abdulaziz M. Al Gudaimi has been appointed as senior vice president of Downstream, effective May 1 2017, having previously served as acting Business Line Head for the business line. He had previously served as the vice president, Power Systems, an assignment he took on in September 2014.
Prior to that, Al Gudaimi held similar leadership positions with Corporate Planning, Chemicals and New Business Development. He was appointed vice president – Northern Area Oil Operations (NAOO), in April 2007, after being elevated to executive director of NAOO in September 2006.
He joined the company in January 1994, following the merger of the Saudi Arabian Marketing and Refining Co. (SAMAREC) with Saudi Aramco.
Al Gudaimi began working for SAMAREC in 1983 at Riyadh Refinery, after graduating from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals with a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering. He later obtained an M.S. degree in Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management, in 2001.
Al Gudaimi served as superintendent of the Berri Gas Plant Maintenance and Berri Gas Plant Engineering divisions before taking an assignment with Northern Area Producing Operations Engineering, eventually becoming Manager in November 1997.
From 1998 to 2003, he held management positions with the Berri Gas Plant, Shaybah Producing, Ras Tanura Producing, Gas Ventures Development and Rabigh Project Execution departments. In September 2006, he was named Executive Director of NAOO, until his appointment to Vice President in 2007.
Al Gudaimi is chairman of the Board for Motiva Enterprises LLC (Motiva) and Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Company (Petro Rabigh); and is the shareholder representative on the Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemical Company (SATORP) and the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) boards.
From April 2004 to June 2006, Al Gudaimi was president & CEO of Aramco Gulf Operations Co. Ltd. in al-Khafji.