Nasir K. Al-Naimi has been appointed senior vice president of Upstream, effective April 1, 2021, after previously being appointed acting Business Line Head of Upstream in September 2020.
Previous to this, Al-Naimi was appointed vice president, Petroleum Engineering & Development, for Saudi Aramco in September 2016. He had previously served as vice president, Northern Area Oil Operations, an assignment he assumed in May 2012.
Al-Naimi joined the company in 1980 as an engineering aide in the Planning & Administration Services Division. He received a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1985.
Upon his return, he joined Petroleum Engineering’s Professional Development Program, working in Zuluf, Marjan and Manifa Production Engineering, before moving to Safaniyah Producing Operations in 1993 as senior operations adviser.
Between 1994 and 1997, Al-Naimi was superintendent of Oil Operations for Zuluf Offshore Producing Operations, Northern Area Producing Well Services and Abu Ali Producing Operations. In 1997, he began working with Crude Oil Sales & Marketing and Product Sales & Marketing, where Al-Naimi worked until 2000, when he became senior marketing manager of Gasoline Distillates & Sulfur Marketing.
Al-Naimi also undertook several assignments as manager of Product Sales & Marketing until December 2001, when he became manager of Marketing Services for Saudi Petroleum International Inc. in New York. He returned in 2003 as manager of the Marine Department before moving to manager, Mechanical Services Shops, in 2004.
In 2007, Al-Naimi was made manager, Terminals, and took on several acting assignments as executive director of Industrial Services. In 2009, he was named general manager of Southern Area Producing, before being elevated to executive director, Pipelines, Distribution & Terminals in 2010.
Al-Naimi was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Saudi Aramco Upstream Technology Company as Vice Chairman in 2017. He is also a Board Member of the Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, and Saudi Aramco Technology Company. Previously, he was a Board Member of Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery Company Limited, 2011-2014, and the Arabian Drilling Company, 2017- 2020.
Al-Naimi has taken part in several leadership training programs, including the Asian Business & Culture Program in 2008, the London Business School Senior Executive Program in 2004 and the President’s Leadership Challenge in 1998.