Ahmed Al-Zahrani has been recently appointed the deputy minister for development and excellence at the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources.
In a career spanning over 22 years, Al-Zahrani has held key positions in the field of oil and gas. He has extensive experience in oil and gas processing, power generation, water desalination, energy conservation in buildings and the transport sector.
Before joining the ministry, he served as the director general of the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center. Al-Zahrani also worked as a coordinator for the technical team of the Saudi Energy Efficiency Program.
He also worked with Saudi Aramco in different positions. At the world’s top oil company, he spend 10 years as a process engineer, three years as the supervisor of corrosion and materials engineering and three years as the general supervisor of the Energy Systems division.
Al-Zahrani is a board member at the National Energy Services Co. (Tarshid) and the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals’ (KFUPM) Center for Energy Efficiency. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at KFUPM. Al-Zahrani did his master’s at Penn State University, Pennsylvania in the US.
His ambition is to reinforce the Kingdom’s leadership in the field of energy and improve energy efficiency by leading the development of different government programs.
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