Bashir Dabbousi is the Director of Technology Strategy & Planning at Saudi Aramco. He was the Interim Vice President of Research at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), an independent energy economics and policy think tank in Riyadh, from 2008-2012. He has occupied several administrative and technical positions in Saudi Aramco including Senior Consultant, Strategic Transformation Office and Coordinator of the R&D Division in the Research & Development Center. Bashir has received 22 US patents and co-authored many publications in refereed journals including one that has been cited 3500 times. He was a member of the Global Future Councils on Advanced Materials and Advanced Energy Technologies at the World Economic Forum. Bashir is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Award (King Prize) honoring inventors and the gifted, and is a member of the Board of Research Products Development Company, the operating arm of the Saudi Arabia Advanced Research Alliance. Bashir was an academic visitor in the department of chemical engineering at Imperial College London. He received a B.S. degree in Chemistry summa cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He completed the Saudi Aramco Leadership Challenge and the Advanced Management and Leadership Program at the Oxford University Said Business School.