Before being appointed as vice president of Safety and Industrial Security, Aali M. Al Zahrani was named executive director of the same organization in January 2019.
Al Zahrani had previously been general manager of Industrial Security Operations, a role he took on in July 2016, following a successful acting assignment in that position commencing in 2015.
Prior to that, Al Zahrani completed an assignment as acting general manager of Public Affairs, following a series of assignments as manager of both Abqaiq Plants Maintenance and Operations departments. He had previously been manager of the Sea Water Injection Department — an assignment that followed a supervisory role with the same organization.
Al Zahrani began his career at Saudi Aramco in 1991 with the Maintenance Engineering and Fault Analysis Group, after completing a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.
He took on assignments with various facilities in Abqaiq, as well as Maintenance Engineering, before joining the Operations Engineering System Support Unit, where he carried out supervisory and superintendent duties until taking an assignment as assistant to the executive head of Southern Area Oil Operations in January 2007.
Al Zahrani completed an Internship Development Program in the U.S. in 1994 with Emerson — specialists in manufacturing electronics and control systems. He attended the Executive Management Program at INSEAD Business School in 2011, and participated in the Asia Business and Culture Program in China in 2012.
In 2019, Al Zahrani became a board member of the Saudi National Security Services Company.