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Michael Bloomberg in discussion ‬with Aramco’s young professionals


Michael Bloomberg speaks to young members of the Young Leaders Advisory Board as Yasser M. Mufti listens during a session at the UPDC in Dhahran. Bloomberg spoke about the importance of calculated risk and innovation in any successful business.


Last week, a group of Saudi Aramco’s young professionals had the opportunity to meet and speak to Michael Bloomberg, a former mayor of New York and founder of global media empire Bloomberg LP.

Bloomberg was making his first trip to the Kingdom to learn firsthand about the transformation of the country as part of Saudi Vision 2030. Visiting Saudi Aramco, which is a key component of Saudi Vision 2030, provided him with an inside look at the world’s largest integrated energy and chemicals enterprise.

As part of the visit, he met with some of the company’s young professionals, engaging them in a lively discussion, fielding questions from an audience that included past and present members of the Young Leaders Advisory Board, and young entrepreneurs participating in the Wa’ed entrepreneurship program.

Bloomberg’s visit was also his first to a major oil and gas company and included meetings with the company’s senior management and visits to the Oil Supply Planning and Scheduling Department, the Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center, the Upstream Professional Development Center (UPDC), the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, and the Shaybah Production Department.

The visit comes at a time of transition as Saudi Aramco moves toward a potential initial public offering and as the Kingdom maps out a National Transformation Program aligned with Saudi Vision 2030.

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