H.E. Eng. Abdullatif Al Othman

H.E. Eng. Abdullatif Al Othman

H.E. Eng. Abdullatif A. Al-Othman served as the Governor and Chairman of the Board of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) from May 2012 till April 2016. 

Mr. Al-Othman was also the former Chief Financial Officer and Sr. VP Engineering & Project Management at Saudi Aramco.

He brings over 35 years of experience of planning and managing Oil and Gas Projects, Corporate Finance, Investment, Business Development and International Business Relations. H.E. Al-Othman began his career in 1979 with Saudi Arabian Bechtel- Engineering Office, then joined Saudi Aramco in 1981 as an Engineering and Project Management Engineer.

During his tenure, he worked on the Gas Gathering Project, the Qasim Refinery Project, the Southwest Refinery Project, the Ras Tanura Refinery Modernization Project and the Marjan Field Completion amongst others. In 2001, he was appointed Vice President of Saudi Aramco Affairs. He later served as Senior Vice President of Finance for Saudi Aramco. His last post at Saudi Aramco was Senior Vice President Engineering and Project Management.

Eng. Al-Othman is the founding Chairman of the Board of Directors of the following companies:
• King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Endowment Investment Company.
• Aramco Trading Company.
• Sadara Chemical Company- A joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical.
• Saudi Aramco Investment Management Co. (Pension fund)
• Saudi Industrial Investment Company (Dussur) – A partnership between Public Investment Fund, Saudi Aramco and SABIC.

Eng. Al-Othman is also one of the founders of the GCC Board of Directors Institute (GCC BDI) in 2006.

H.E. Al-Othman earned a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in 1979 and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Sloan Fellow in 1998.