President and CEO recognized for leadership through challenges
Dhahran — Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser has been named the Energy Intelligence Energy Executive of the Year for 2020.
Nasser, who is the 24th winner of the highly prestigious award, received the most votes from past winners and top global industry executives.
“This is a recognition of the 70,000 employees of Saudi Aramco — the men and women, they are the winners,” said Nasser. “I got the award because of their contribution and my leadership team.”
Energy Intelligence recognized Nasser for excelling over the past year despite significant challenges.
“Nasser’s leadership was put to the test in 2019 with a series of major challenges — launching the world’s largest IPO, acquiring one of the world’s largest petrochemical companies, SABIC, and responding to the attacks on Saudi oil facilities,” said Alex Schindelar, president of Energy Intelligence.
“His steady hand and focus on execution helped steer Saudi Aramco through these often choppy waters, delivering results that many predicted were impossible.”
In a press release, Energy Intelligence stated that Nasser “distinguished himself by stewarding Saudi Aramco through the unprecedented attacks” at facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais.
“Through his leadership, Saudi Aramco was able to swiftly restore output with minimal disruption to customers,” stated the press release, which described the situation as an “industry defining incident.”
Nasser will be presented with the award at the inaugural Energy Intelligence Forum later this year.
— The Arabian Sun: January 15, 2020 | Vol. LXXV, No. 3