|Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi|
|Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources|
2 August 1995
|Prime Minister||King Salman|
|Preceded by||Hisham Nazer|
|President and CEO, Saudi Aramco|
|Preceded by||John Jacob Kelberer|
|Succeeded by||Abdallah S. Jum'ah|
|Born||1935 (age 80–81)
AlRakah, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
|Children||Reem, Rami, Nada and Mohammad|
|Residence||Dhahran, Saudi Arabia|
|Alma mater||Lehigh University
Early life and education
Naimi was born in 1935 in ar-Rakah in the Eastern Province. He joined Saudi Aramco in 1947. Under the training programs of Aramco, he studied at International College, Beirut and the American University of Beirut. before going to Lehigh University in the United States. He obtained a bachelor of science in geology in 1962. He later earned his masters of science in hydrology and economic geology at Stanford University.
After graduation, Naimi rejoined Aramco in 1957. He became the supervisor for the Abqaiq production department in 1969. He was then promoted to assistant director and then director of production in the Northern Province[where?] (1972-1975). He became vice-president of production affairs in 1975. He was appointed vice president of petroleum affairs in 1978. 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. 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 appointed to each of these roles separately.
Naimi is chairman of the board of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
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