Dr. Abdul-Hamid has been employed by Saudi Aramco for 33 years, serving diverse Company organizations and in various roles. Since September 2016, he has been the Manager of Environmental Protection Department, and representing the Company on the Executive Committee of the Oil & Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI). From May 2013 to July 2016, Dr. Abdul- Hamid was the Director of Research Division in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretariat, located in Vienna, Austria. Prior to joining OPEC, he was the Manager of the Saudi Aramco Consulting Services Department. By the end of 2011, he concluded an extended assignment as Manager of the Saudi Aramco Research & Development Center where he supported the crafting and implementation of a Corporate Research and Development Strategy. In his current role, he is involved in responding to the Climate Challenge and Sustainability Reporting. Under his supervision Saudi Aramco established a low carbon intensity position among its Industry peers. He championed in OGCI reducing greenhouse gas emissions in transport, and drove the pilot-deployment of carbon sequestration in basaltic rock located in the Western Region of Saudi Arabia. In 2003, Dr. Abdul-Hamid successfully completed the Program in Management Development
at Harvard Business School. He received a 1993 doctoral degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, with a minor in Organization Studies from the Sloan School of Management. He holds a 1985 bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, from King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia.