Khalid A. Al-Falih

Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources

Saudi Arabia

His Excellency Khalid A. Al-Falih is Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Chairman of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) Board of Directors.

Previously, he served as Minister of Health for the Kingdom.

Prior to his appointment as Chairman, Mr. Al-Falih held key leadership positions across Saudi Aramco, to include serving as President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2009 through May 1, 2015. He also was Executive Vice President of Operations and Senior Vice President of Gas Operations and Industrial Relations, respectively.

Mr. Al-Falih chairs the following boards:

  • Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden)
  • Saudi Geological Survey
  • Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu
  • Saudi Fund for Industrial Development
  • Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON)
  • King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)
  • King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE)
  • Saudi Exports Development Authority
  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Vice-Chair)
  • American University of Sharjah (AUS)

Mr. Al-Falih earned a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1982, and completed his MBA at KFUPM in 1991. In 2009, he received an honorary doctorate from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and was awarded the King Abdulaziz Medal (First Class), Saudi Arabia’s highest civilian honor for service to the country. In 2016, he was recognized as Energy Intelligence Petroleum Executive of the Year.

Recognized for driving strategic organizational transformation throughout his inspiring three-decade career at Aramco, Mr. Al-Falih has led large-scale business initiatives and industrial projects, built capacity for the benefit of Saudi citizens through economic and social programs, and enhanced the performance and impact of complex organizations. His appointment as Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources is a reflection of key economic and business changes as part of the Saudi Vision 2030, as well as recognition of Mr. Al-Falih’s exceptional leadership and achievement.