Leadership

Chairman

  • H.E. Eng. Abdulrahman Al-Fadley

    Minister, Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA)

    His Excellency, Abdulrahman Abdulmohsen A. AlFadley holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from King Saud University. He was appointed as the Minister of Agriculture on 15 January 2015. In May 2016, a Royal Decree was issued to amend the name of the Ministry of Agriculture to the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, to which liabilities associated with water and environment were assigned. Thereupon, AlFadley became the Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture.

    For 13 years, AlFadley worked in the petroleum industry before joining Almarai Co. in 1996, where he was the General Manager and Deputy CEO of Almarai main factories in Al-Kharj. Then he was appointed CEO from 2000 to 2015.

    He served as chairman of the International Dairy and Juice Limited, a joint venture between PepsiCo and Almarai. He also chaired the Dairy and Food Polytechnic, which was established in partnership between Technical and Vocational Training Corporation and Vocational Training and Almarai Company to support Saudization programs in the dairy industry.

    Moreover, Al-Fadley chaired the board of directors of the Modern Food Industries (MFI) (Seven Days) and United Farmers Holding Company (UFHC), and he was a board member of the Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC), and a member of the Engineering Board of the College of Engineering, King Saud University.

    In his capacity as the Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Al-Fadley is currently board chairman of the Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO), Saudi Irrigation Organization, Agricultural Development Fund, the General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection, Saudi Wildlife Authority, Saline Water Conversion Corporation, National Water Company, Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC) and the Saudi Water Partnership Company.

    The Minister has extensive experience in operational management, project management and investments. He is also well known for supporting corporate social responsibility projects, as he is a member of the Disabled Children’s Association (DCA), as well as supporting the training of the national workforce and the Saudization of jobs in different sectors. He is also engaged in activities that aim at the conservation of national resources and agricultural development.

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Our BOARD

  • Nadhmi Al-Nasr

    Chief Executive Officer

    Nadhmi Al-Nasr has enjoyed a long and rewarding career leading several of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s most reputable companies and projects.

    Since July 2018, Al-Nasr has been at the helm of NEOM – a cornerstone of Saudi’s Vision 2030 strategy. As the Chief Executive Officer of NEOM, Al-Nasr is responsible for leading and delivering the company’s bold and ambitious program of work. Under Al-Nasr’s leadership, NEOM is set to become an economic engine for the nation and a global hub for innovation and new enterprise to shape the new future.

    With an Engineering degree from King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals, Al-Nasr began his career at Saudi Aramco in 1978. Over many years, he held positions of increasing responsibility within the company and was lead manager on many of Aramco’s signature engineering projects.

    Some of the most notable projects Al-Nasr oversaw at Aramco were the crude expansion project in the Ghawar oil field and the Shaybah Development Program. He also served as Manager of Facilities and Planning, Manager of Long-Range Planning and Managing Director of Saudi Petroleum Overseas Ltd. (SPOL).

    In 2006, Al-Nasr became Vice President of the KAUST Development Program and just two years later he was appointed as KAUST’s Executive Vice President of Administration and Finance.

    Al-Nasr also holds significant board positions. In 2009, he was appointed by Royal Decree to serve on the Advisory Board of the Supreme Economic Council. In 2017, he was appointed Interim President of King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC).

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  • DIRK VAN SCHEPENDOM

    Chief Financial Officer

    A holistic perspective on the direction of funding strategy and financial management underpins Dirk Vanschependom’s approach to his role as Chief Financial Officer of NEOM.

    Overseeing the accounting and finance functions, Vanschependom is responsible for the overall planning, budgeting and forecasting of NEOM, in addition to the creation of investment and investor outreach strategies to advance its development.

    Vanschependom has more than 25 years of experience in commercial and strategic financing. Throughout his career, he has held several high-level board advisory positions and finance roles at global companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Dubai World and Procter & Gamble.

    Before joining NEOM, he served as a Managing Director of Advisory and as the Head of Turnaround at KPMG UK. While at KPMG UK and US, he led the financial transformation of several companies in manufacturing and financial services. A clear industry leader, he also led the turnaround of a listed South African mining group, created a transformational business plan for a major rice producer in India, and advised a listed UK retailer on its exit strategy.

    Prior to joining KPMG, Vanschependom was the CFO and member of the Executive Committee at Al Ain Holding in Abu Dhabi, where he was responsible for all financial aspects of the group and its subsidiaries in real estate, capital, hospitality, and education. He also served as Director of Planning and Financial Analysis at Dubai World, where he was in charge of establishing corporate finance as well as the lead for multiple financial restructurings of key strategic assets such as CityCenter Las Vegas. He had overall finance responsibility for a range of sectors, including maritime, real estate, government authorities and private equity.

    Vanschependom holds an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, and a BA in General Business and Finance from Western International University. In addition, he is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

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  • Peter Terium

    Managing Director, Energy, Water & Food.

    Peter Terium is leading the Energy, Water and Food sector off NEOM, one off the Gigaprojects off Saudi Arabia under the Vision 2030. In NEOM he is building an Energy System 100 % based on Renewable Energy and a sustainable water and food system. The production and export of green hydrogen will become one of the core activities for NEOM’s energy sector.

    As CEO of innogy SE from 2016 till 2017, Peter embodied the transition of the energy industry. A Dutch top executive with a strong pan-European background transforming the German DAX listed company RWE (50 BB Euro turnover, > 60.000 employees). Moving away from its business model of capital- intensive energy generation by creating a new company, innogy, operating in the as yet unknown world of energy management.

    When innogy was founded, it immediately became Germany’s most valuable energy Company. It was an innovative and excellent branded company which was well prepared for the challenges of the decentralized and digitized modern energy market.

    He was CEO of RWE AG from 2012 to 2016 and from 2009 to 2011, he was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Essent, the leading Dutch energy utility acquired by RWE in 2009. His career spans 17 years of experience in the energy industry.

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  • Mohammed AlSudais

    SVP, Local Real Estate Investments Division, PIF.

    Eng. Mohammed AlSudais is currently a Senior Vice President in the Local Real Estate Investment Division at the Public Investment Fund (PIF). He has more than 18 years in managerial positions for civil construction works and water treatment systems. His experience spans business development, corporate projects, innovation, corporate planning, strategy and operations.

    His previous position was at Abunayyan Holding Company (AHC) as Director of Projects and Executive Director of Business Development. Here, he managed major projects, successfully fulfilling water, wastewater and infrastructure projects across the Kingdom, whilst playing a key role in the initiation and implementation of improvements to operational and business processes.

    Prior to moving to AHC, Mr. AlSudais for near a decade held multiple positions within the National Water Company (NWC), culminating in Executive Director of Corporate Projects. In this role, he was accountable for the management and performance of capital and mega projects in Riyadh, Jeddah, Makkah and Taif.

    He is proficient in the most advanced techniques and technologies in the water industry, leading clients to total satisfaction with the best quality and highest standards in water and infrastructure development projects.

    Mr. AlSudais holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Newcastle in Australia, and a B.A. in Civil Engineering from King Saud University.

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  • Ahmed Mousa Al Zahrani

    OVERVIEW

    25 years of experience with Saudi Aramco and the Saudi Energy Efficiency Program and Ministry of Energy in different areas such as Oil and Gas Processing, Petrochemicals, Power Generation and Efficiency and Sustainability.

    Experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams (technical, financial, legal), and managing entities, stakeholders to design and implement kingdom-wide programs and solutions for Oil and Gas, and for Energy Efficiency sectors, such as Saudi Energy Efficiency Program, Oil and Hydrocarbon Sustainability Program, Energy Sector Local Content Development Program and Carbon Circular Economy Program.

    Proven leadership skills to develop new business models and to manage different stakeholders to reach stretch goals. Demonstrated ability to help in establishing new entities and programs; and help on developing its vision, goals, strategy and business plan.

    Strong technical background with global applications knowledge. Published and presented more than 11 technical papers in well-recognized and reputable magazines and international conferences.

    Holds currently the chairmanship of TAQA Board of Directors, and he is a member of the Board of Directors for Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Saudi Standards, Metrology And Quality Organization, Saudi Food and Drug Authority, National Competitiveness Center, , and also the National Energy Services Company (Tarshid).

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  • Ahmad O. Al Khowaiter

    Saudi Aramco
    Chief Technology Officer

    Mr Ahmad O. Al Khowaiter is Saudi Aramco’s Chief Technology Officer.

    Mr Al Khowaiter joined Saudi Aramco in 1983, where he held various technical roles in oil and gas production organizations, ranging from design, project management, commissioning, and operations, as well as a number of supervisory, managerial, and general management positions. He held the position of Saudi Aramco Chief Engineer from 2011 to 2014, and Executive Director of Power Systems in 2014 before assuming his present role.

    Mr Al Khowaiter holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), an M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and an MBA degree as a Sloan Fellow from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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