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Al-Falih Thanks the Leadership for the Royal Confidence Appointing Him Minister of Health
30 April 2015
His Excellency the Minister of Health, Eng. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih, extended his thanks and gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, May Allah protect him, for the valuable trust he bestowed upon him to lead the Ministry of Health.
He also paid tribute to His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, Muhammad bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, and His Royal Highness the Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, May Allah protect them.
In a press statement on this occasion, Eng. Al-Falih said, "I pray to Allah to make me up to the expectation and to help me shoulder this responsibility in order to achieve aspirations of the leadership and serve the nation and citizens of our beloved Kingdom."
Optimistically, Eng. Al-Falih expressed willingness to work with his colleagues in the Ministry of Health "MOH", affirming that he is so proud to work with outstanding national competencies in this vital sector, hoping to be successful with his team in achieving the desired national goals.
It is noteworthy that Eng. Khalid A. Al-Falih took office as president and chief executive officer of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) on January 1st, 2009. With 62,000 employees, Saudi Aramco is an integrated global petroleum company and the leading industrial enterprise in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company manages the world's largest proven oil reserves, and is the world’s largest producer and exporter of crude oil, a major natural gas producer, and a leading player in the refining and petrochemical sector.
A veteran of Saudi Aramco for his entire career, spanning three decades, Al-Falih served in key leadership positions across the organization, and drove continued expansion of the company’s business portfolio into new areas of operations.
As Executive Vice President of Operations from 2007 through 2008, he oversaw all of the company’s core operations, including the sectors of exploration and producing, refining, marketing, and international business, operations services; and engineering and project management. He also previously served as the Senior Vice President of Gas Operations and Industrial Relations, and as President of Petron Corporation, a past joint venture between Saudi Aramco and the Philippine National Oil Company.
As leader of Saudi Aramco’s corporate planning team, Al-Falih guided the development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s natural gas strategy. When the company formed its new business development organization in 2003, Al-Falih was appointed as the first vice president of the organization. In that role, he led the development of mega-projects, such as Petro Rabigh, Sadara, Satorp and Yasref, with the purpose of achieving refining and petrochemical integration, which attracted huge investments from leading global oil and gas, and chemical enterprises.
Eng. Al-Falih was appointed to the Saudi Aramco Board of Directors in 2004. He earned his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1982. In 1991, he received his MBA from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. His membership of professional societies includes the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), and the Oxford Energy Policy Club.
Al-Falih is a well-known advocate of higher education in Saudi Arabia. Since 2008, he has served as a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). He headed the Saudi Aramco team that spearheaded the construction of KAUST’s physical campus and organizational development. The company — through its partnership in the Industrial Collaboration Program — continues to support KAUST's economic development mission. Al-Falih also continues to serve as a member of the International Advisory Board of KFUPM and Board of Trustees of Prince Muhammad bin Fahd University.
Also he is a member of the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council (IBC), the Asia Business Council, the J.P. Morgan International Council and the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Presidential CEO Advisory Board. Al-Falih is active in many social programs, and previously served as Chairman of the Dammam Metropolitan Area Municipal Council. His board memberships in other community-focused organizations include the Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Fund for Supporting Small Business Projects for Women.

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