Saudi Aramco announced the appointment by Royal Order of a new Board of Directors.
The new Board of Directors, appointed to a three-Hijrah-year term by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz Al Saud, as of August 25, 2010 includes:
The two new Directors are David J. O'Reilly, former Chairman and CEO of Chevron Corporation, and Amin H. Nasser, Saudi Aramco Senior Vice President for Exploration and Producing.
David J. O'Reilly held a range of senior-level positions across Chevron Corporation before retiring in September 2009. From November 1998 to January 2000, he served as vice chairman of the board, responsible for Chevron's worldwide exploration and production and corporate human resources. He was elected chairman and chief executive officer in January 2000.
He is widely credited with transforming Chevron into one of the world's most formidable energy companies with an unwavering dedication to operational excellence and what he often referred to as "getting results the right way." After he became CEO in 2000, the company established the best exploration record among its peers in the industry and advanced its safety record to world-class levels.
A native of Dublin, Ireland, O'Reilly joined the company as a process engineer in Chevron Research Co. in 1968 after earning his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from University College in Dublin. In 2002, University College granted him an honorary doctor of science degree in recognition of his outstanding career.
Amin H. Nasser was appointed Senior Vice President, Exploration and Producing, Saudi Aramco on May 1, 2008. His current responsibilities as Senior Vice President, Exploration & Producing include exploration, petroleum engineering, oil and gas production and processing activities.
He graduated from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering. Nasser began his career with Saudi Aramco as a field Petroleum Engineer having advanced through a number of management positions during the past 28 years. In April 2006, he was appointed as Vice President, Petroleum Engineering and Development, having held the position of Executive Director, Petroleum Engineering and Development Administrative Area since May 2005.
Nasser is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and a member of the SPE Industry Advisory Council.
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