Ali A. Al-Meshari is the Senior Vice President, Technology Oversight & Coordination. His organization is responsible for the development of the Company’s Technology Strategy, Technology Outlook Reports and the oversight of the Company’s Flagship Downstream and Corporate Research & Development programs. In addition to the development of the Company’s Flagship technologies, Ali also oversees the Company’s multi-billion-dollar Corporate Venture Capital arm, responsible for investment activities in sustainability, diversified growth and energy related investment areas, as well as the Company’s Technology Commercialization activities and Global Research Centers.

Prior to his current role, Ali was the Chief Petroleum Engineer of Aramco, where he oversaw reservoir management, simulation and description, reserve planning, and production and facility development.

In undertaking the position of Chief Petroleum Engineer, Ali built on his expansive previous experiences as the General Manager – EXPEC Computer Center, Director – Upstream Development Strategy and Reserves Department, Director – EXPEC Advance Research Center, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Aramco Upstream Technology Company LLC, and numerous operational experiences including his role as operation Superintendent of Safaniyah.

In addition to Ali’s expansive experience in Technology Development, Ali has also undertaken roles as Aramco’s General Manager – Public Affairs, where he oversaw a diverse portfolio of global corporate communications and citizenship programs, including the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (ithra).

Through Ali’s R&D and Operational experiences, Ali has overseen the development of the technology portfolio for the Upstream business, spanning a wide spectrum of disciplines including geosciences, drilling, production, reservoir engineering and simulation, the formation and management of the Company’s Upstream Global Research Network, and supervised some of the world’s largest and complex producing operations on-shore and offshore.

Ali has additionally held Company Representative positions including his role as the overall Coordinator for Aramco’s Carbon Management Team, Carbon Capture and Sequestration Consultant with the Ministry of Energy Industry and Mineral Resources, and board member positions for the Saudi Intellectual Properties Authority and the World Petroleum Congress Organizing Committee.

Dr. Al-Meshari holds a PhD degree from Texas A&M University and an MS degree from the University of Texas at Austin, both in Petroleum Engineering. He holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. Ali has also completed a number of leadership development programs, including Executive Programs at the INSEAD Business School.

Dr. Ali Al-Meshari

SVP, Technology Oversight & Coordination, Saudi Aramco


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