Energy Intelligence has announced that H.E. Khalid A. Al-Falih, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), has been named 2016 Energy Intelligence Petroleum Executive of the Year. He was chosen by a selection committee made up of top global oil industry executives, and is the 20th winner of this highly regarded, peer-selected honor. The award will be presented to Al-Falih on 18 October at the 37th Annual Oil & Money Conference in London.
“The selection of H.E. Khalid A. Al-Falih by his peers is a reflection of his strong leadership of Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, during a period of dynamic growth and unprecedented challenges to the international petroleum industry,” said Thomas Wallin, Editor-in-Chief of Energy Intelligence.
Al-Falih has led the expansion of Saudi Aramco’s oil production capacity through a number of upstream projects.
In the months leading up to the UN International Conference on Climate Change (COP21 Paris) Al-Falih played a leading role in the World Economic Forum-sponsored Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI). In September 2014, Al-Falih spoke on behalf of the industry at the UN-sponsored Climate Summit in New York, where he called for collaboration and the sharing of best practices and technical solutions to address climate change and sustainable energy.
The selection process for the Energy Intelligence Petroleum Executive of the Year is administered by Energy Intelligence.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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