Amin Nasser is President and CEO of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Saudi Aramco. He is also a member of Saudi Aramco’s Board of Directors. Nasser served as Senior Vice President of Upstream at Saudi Aramco, a position he has held since 2008 with responsibilities including exploration, petroleum engineering, oil and gas production, and processing activities.
Nasser joined Saudi Aramco in 1982 after graduating from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran with a Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering. From November 1982 to February 1991, he held various technical and operational assignments with the production engineering, drilling and reservoir management departments. From March 1991 to May 1997, Nasser held various supervisory positions in the engineering and producing departments.
In June 1997, Nasser was named Manager of the Ras Tanura Producing Department, and later, Manager of the Northern Area producing engineering department, Safaniya offshore producing department, and the Safaniya onshore producing department, respectively. He was appointed Chief Petroleum Engineer in April 2004, and in May 2005 was named Executive Director of petroleum engineering and development.
Nasser’s distinguished leadership led to his appointment as Vice President of Petroleum Engineering and Development in April 2006, and then as Acting Business-line Head of Exploration and Producing (E&P) in August 2007. In 2008, he became E&P’s Senior Vice President. Nasser has held various developmental assignments, including the Saudi Aramco Management Development Seminar in Washington, D.C., in 1999; the Saudi Aramco Global Business Program in 2000; and the Senior Executive Program at Columbia University in 2002.
Nasser is actively involved in professional and societal activities focused on the advancement of education, people and technology development. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council (IBC). He is also a longtime member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and has served on SPE’s Industry Advisory Council since 2008. He is the 2015 recipient of the SPE’s Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal awarded for distinguished achievement in mining administration, including metallurgy and petroleum.