Ahmad O. Al-Khowaiter was appointed Executive Vice President Technology & Innovation, effective April 1, 2023.
Prior to this role he served as senior vice president and chief technology officer for Aramco, a role he undertook in May 2015.
Al-Khowaiter joined the company in 1984 and completed a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in 1988. His first assignment was as an engineer with Southern Area Oil Operations, where he worked on the commissioning of the ‘Uthmaniyah gas-oil separation plants.
After earning an M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Al-Khowaiter joined the Process & Control Systems Department in July 1996.
After joining the Hawiyah Gas Plant Project as a project engineer in 1997, he became a senior project engineer in 1999. In 2000, Al-Khowaiter was given a division-level leadership role and led the commissioning of the Hawiyah Gas Plant.
In 2002, he was transferred to the Haradh Gas Plant during the construction and commissioning phase and served as superintendent of Gas Plant Operations.
Between 2004 and 2005, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan Fellowship Program, earning an M.S. degree in Business Administration.
In July 2005, Al-Khowaiter was named manager, Facilities Planning, and in 2006, he led the development of the master plan for the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology. In 2007, he was seconded to the university, where he served as interim Provost, then named interim vice president for Economic Development.
Al-Khowaiter returned to Aramco in November 2009 and became director of New Business Evaluation, before being elevated to chief engineer from August 2011-2014. In 2014 he was appointed Executive Director of Power Systems.
Al-Khowaiter is also currently a member of the Board of Directors of SATORP (Saudi Aramco Total Refining Petrochemical Co.), SADCO (Saudi Aramco Development Co.), the King Abdulaziz City of Science & Technology (KACST), and NEOM Energy and Water Company.