DR. MOHAMMED YAHYA ALQAHTANI
Member of SABIC Board of Directors
Dr. Mohammed Yahya Al-Qahtani is a member of the SABIC Board of Directors, Chairman of Investment Committee, and member of Remuneration & Nomination Committee.
He earned a PhD and Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Science in the same field from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM). In addition, he took part in several leadership and management training programs, including the IMD Leadership Program, Switzerland.
Al-Qahtani is currently the Senior Vice President, Downstream, at Saudi Aramco Oil Company (Saudi Aramco). In addition, he chairs the boards of Aramco Trading Company (ATC), Motiva Enterprises LLC, and King Salman Energy City Development Company (SPARK). He also serves as a member of the board of S-Oil Corporation, Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden), Dhahran Techno Valley Holding Company, and Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA).
Over the course of his career at Saudi Aramco, and since he was appointed as Chief Petroleum Engineer in 2008, Al-Qahtani has rotated across a number of roles including the Executive Director, Petroleum Engineering & Development; Vice President, Petroleum Engineering & Development; Vice President, Corporate Affairs; Vice President, Corporate Planning; and Senior Vice President, Upstream.
He also served on a number of boards of directors including Saudi Aramco Jubail Refinery Company (SASREF), Pengerang Petrochemical Company Sdn. Bhd, Pengerang Refining Company Sdn. Bhd., and Saudi Aramco Upstream Technology Company (SAUTC).