Ali Al-Naimi

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Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi
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Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources
Incumbent
Assumed office
2 August 1995
Prime Minister King Abdullah
Preceded by Hisham Nazer
President and CEO, Saudi Aramco
In office
1983–1995
Preceded by John Jacob Kelberer
Succeeded by Abdallah S. Jum'ah
Personal details
Born 1935 (age 78–79)
AlRakah, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Nationality Saudi Arabian
Children Reem, Rami, Nada and Mohammad
Alma mater Lehigh University '62
Stanford University '63
Religion Islam

Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi (born 1935) is the Saudi Arabian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Naimi was born in 1935 in ar-Rakah in the Eastern Province.[2] He joined Saudi Aramco in 1947. Under the training programs of Aramco, he studied at International College, Beirut and the American University of Beirut.[3] Next, he was educated in the United States at Lehigh University under the company's educational program. He obtained a bachelor of science degree in geology in 1962.[4][5] He later earned his masters of science degree in hydrology and economic geology at Stanford University.[4][5]

Career[edit]

After graduation, Naimi rejoined Aramco in 1957. He became the supervisor for the Abqaiq production department in 1969.[4] He was then promoted to assistant director and then director of production in the Northern Province (1972-1975). He became vice-president of production affairs in 1975. He appointed vice president of petroleum affairs in 1978.[4] Al Naimi was elected a member of board of directors in 1980 and was promoted to the newly created position of executive vice-president of oil and gas affairs in 1981.[4] He was named president of Saudi Aramco in 1983, being the first Saudi to hold that position. Later, after combining the presidency and chief executive position, he was named president and chief executive officer. He became the minister of petroleum and mineral resources on 2 August 1995, replacing Hisham Nazer.[4][3][6] Naimi was succeeded by Abdullah S. Jum'ah as president and CEO of Aramco

In December 2010, the Saudi Supreme Petroleum Council, chaired by King Abdullah, asked Naimi to nominate his successor as oil minister.[7]

Other positions[edit]

Naimi is chairman of the board of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).[5]

Recognition[edit]

Naimi was named one of the most influential people in the world by TIME magazine in 2008.[5] In 2011, he was included in the 50 Most Influential ranking of Bloomberg Markets Magazine.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources - Saudi Arabia Information
  2. ^ "Ali Ibrahim Al Na'imi". APS Review Oil Market Trends. 24 October 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Ali bin Ibrahim Al Naimi". SAGIA. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources". SAMIRAD. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Saudi Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Al Naimi to speak at commencement". Lehigh University. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Eur (22 November 2002). The Middle East and North Africa 2003. Taylor & Francis. p. 950. ISBN 978-1-85743-132-2. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Saudi considers Naimi's successor as oil minister". Reuters. 10 December 2010. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "The 50 Most Influential People in Global Finance". Bloomberg. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 

Articles by Al-Naimi[edit]

World Energy Magazine - From Technology to Transparency: The Future of Saudi Oil World Energy Magazine - The Growing Role of National Oil Companies in Saudi Arabia World Energy Magazine - The Global Energy Market and U.S.-Saudi Petroleum Relations