Ahmed is the VP of Business and Services Business Line at Sadara. He was appointed to this position in Nov 2021 as a Saudi Aramco Secondee to Sadara. In this role, he is responsible for several key functions, including Information Technology, Digital Transformation, Procurement, Supply Chain and Commercials. He also serves as the Engagement Lead for Third Party agreements with the Jubail Royal Commission, Saudi Rail, King Fahad Industrial Port, Jubail Commercial Port, and other major Sadara stakeholders in Jubail.
As a Saudi Aramco leader, Ahmed has extensive experience in Information Technology with impressive expertise spanning numerous functions, as well as extensive planning and performance management knowledge. He has been heavily engaged with Saudi Aramco affiliates, including SABIC and Saudi Aramco’s international offices.
In 2019, Ahmed was appointed the Saudi Aramco IT function lead under the New Journey project – Saudi Aramco’s acquisition of SABIC – exploring synergies resulted from integration activities, identifying IT value-creation initiatives and enabling the business organization to create value through IT systems integrations.
He held a number of key leadership & Managerial positions at Saudi Aramco, where the latest was Manager of Communications Operations Department. Previously, he was assigned to work with the Finance Business Line to lead the Support Services Planning & Performance Management Division.
Ahmed hold a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the City University, USA.
Ahmed Al Zahrani
VP, Business & Services, Sadara Chemical Company
Day 2 | 15 May 2023 | Panel discussion: Plastic value parks – Accelerating investment and innovation