Mr Ahmad O. Al Khowaiter is Saudi Aramco’s Chief Technology Officer. Mr Al Khowaiter joined Saudi Aramco in 1983, where he held various technical roles in oil and gas production organizations, ranging from design, project management, commissioning, and operations; as well as a number of supervisory, managerial, and general management positions. In 2001 he led the commissioning and start-up of Hawiyah Gas Plant, followed by the start-up of Haradh Gas Plant in 2003, two of the largest natural gas processing plants in the world. At the end of 2006, Mr Al Khowaiter led the Planning and Development of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Subsequently, he held the position of Interim Provost, KAUST (2007) and Interim Vice President for Economic Development, KAUST (2008 - 2009). He held the position of Saudi Aramco Chief Engineer from 2011 to 2014, and Executive Director of Power Systems in 2014 before assuming his pre sent role. He served on the board of directors of Petron Corporation in the Philippines from 2005-2007 and the board of directors of Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. from 2011 until 2014. He was also a board member of Sadara from 2011-2013. He presently serves as director on the board of the Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOC). Mr Al Khowaiter holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), an M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and an MBA degree as a Sloan Fellow from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.