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.

Sessions With Ahmad O. Al Khowaiter

Monday, 7 March

  • 02:55pm - 03:35pm (CST) / 07/mar/2022 08:55 pm - 07/mar/2022 09:35 pm

    Energy Industry Post-COP 26: From what to how?

    Panel Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability

    After COP26 in Glasgow, the destination is clear—net zero by 2050. Net-zero targets have been set by countries representing 90% of world GDP and by an ever-increasing list of financial institutions and companies. Post-Glasgow, we are faced with implementation challenges. Emission reductions must be significantly accelerated within eight years to reach net zero by 2050. It will require flawless execution, public-private partnerships, and putting steel in the ground. The oil and gas industry will have to participate, using its technology, engineering, project management skills, ability to take financial risks, manage complexity, and execute at scale. The share of hydrocarbons has changed from 83% to 80% in the last 30 years; how can it decrease to near zero in 30 years? What are companies’ top priorities to reduce emissions? Which technologies will be most relevant for the industry getting to net zero, and what will be the timing and impacts? Is the push to net-zero and carbon-free energy causing current supply disruptions and price rise?

  • 05:00pm - 05:40pm (CST) / 07/mar/2022 11:00 pm - 07/mar/2022 11:40 pm

    Voices of Innovation: Ahmad Al Khowaiter

    Panel Innovation & Technology
    One-on-one candid conversations from the foremost and sometimes controversial thought leaders. 

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 01:30pm - 02:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 07:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 08:00 pm

    Meetup - Ahmad Al Khowaiter on Carbon Management

    Carbon Management/Decarbonization

    As Saudi Aramco’s CTO, Ahmad is a dynamic force behind the Company’s technology transformation and he is a key figure behind the Company’s drive for emission reductions and circular carbon economy through technology and digitalization. Come and discuss his views on the technologies and projects which can have the greatest impact on decarbonization of the energy sector.