Dr. Abdullah Al-Ahmari

Vice President – Business & Services

Sadara Chemical Company

Dr. Abdullah was appointed VP of Business and Services for Sadara in March 2018. In this role, he is responsible for four main functions, namely, Information Technology, Procurement, Site Logistics and Commercial. Dr. Abdullah 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.

A career Saudi Aramco leader, Dr. Abdullah was seconded, with the approval of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman ibn Abdulaziz, to the Ministry of Health as Assistant Deputy Minister of Supply and Operations from 2015-2017. His responsibilities included procurement, contracting, warehousing and logistics, as well as demand planning and supplier relations for 367 hospitals, 2,300 primary care clinics and four major medical cities. Abdullah was a key member of the MOH 2030 Transformation Team and played a major role in transforming his assigned areas, resulting in significant savings for the Kingdom.

Dr. Abdullah joined Saudi Aramco in 1992, working in various entrepreneurial and leadership capacities. His areas of expertise include IT, Supply Chain Management, Contracting, Procurement and Logistics. From 2012-2014, he served as the Manager of Procurement, Contracting and Logistic Services for Aramco Services Company in Houston, USA. Prior to that, he held a number of leadership positions from 2005-2011, serving as Acting Manager of various departments in Saudi Aramco, during which time he led a number of key initiatives, including working on design and implementation of Saudi Aramco’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) SAP system. He also served in the management of several strategic projects in the Procurement and Supply Chain Management departments.

Dr. Abdullah served as a Board Member for the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASAO), a Founding member of Saudi Health Investment Holding Company (SEHA) and a member of Saudi Council of Engineers and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Dr. Abdullah holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Electrical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran. He has a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Hull, U.K., and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership in Information Systems and Technology from the University of Phoenix, USA. He also completed his senior Executive Program with London Business School, UK in October, 2010.

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