Mr. Nadhmi A. Al.Naser

Administration and Finance

Mr. Nadhmi A. Al.Nasr

Executive Vice President, Administration and Finance
Chairman, Non-Academic Leadership Search Committee
Member, Academic Leadership Search Committee

Mr. Nadhmi A. Al-Nasr is the Executive Vice President, Administration and Finance for KAUST. Mr. Al-Nasr served as the Interim President of KAUST at the University's inception. As Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration, Mr. Al-Nasr reports directly to the University's President, Jean-Lou Chameau. Reporting to Mr. Al-Nasr are: the Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Information Officer, the Chief Procurement Officer, the Vice President of Human Resources, the Vice President of University Relations, and KAUST's international offices.

Mr. Al-Nasr joined Saudi Aramco in 1978 and spent his first three years in Engineering Services. In 1981, he began working on the execution of the Kingdom's Master Gas System, a program to provide feedstock for the petrochemical industries of the two industrial cities at Jubail and Yanbu. In 1986, he was promoted to project manager with responsibility for all Ghawar oil field capital programs.  In 1991, he began managing the massive and aggressive crude expansion program in the Ghawar oilfield, ensuring the Kingdom's ability to fill the production gap caused by the loss of oil output from Iraq and Kuwait during the Gulf War.  This entire program was completed and commissioned in 1993.

Mr. Al-Nasr was promoted to manager of Saudi Aramco's oil and gas pipeline projects, and in 1995, became manager of the Shaybah Development Program. The Shaybah mega-project was commissioned in mid-1998.  Mr. Al-Nasr then transferred to Corporate Planning as manager of Long Range Planning Department, where he was responsible for preparing company strategy and business plans.  In May 2003, he became managing director of Saudi Petroleum Overseas Ltd., and the following year was named executive director of Community Services. In 2006, he was named executive director of Engineering Services.

Mr. Al-Nasr earned a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering in 1978 from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.