|Aramco Security Chief will be a keynote speaker at the first ASIS International Middle East Security Conference|
has announced that Mohammad G. Al-Zahrani,
Executive Director, Safety & Industrial Security at Saudi Aramco,
will be a keynote speaker at the first ASIS International Middle East Security Conference
which will be held in Dubai, UAE on 6-8 December 2009.
A 35-year veteran of Saudi Aramco Mohammad Al-Zahrani worked as an Oil & Gas Operator and later a Supervising Operator in various Producing Departments. In 1985 he earned his Bachelors degree in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
He returned to Saudi Arabia and entered the Professional Development Program, working as a Petroleum Engineer and later a Production Engineering Supervisor for various onshore and offshore production facilities. In 1997 he became Operation Superintendent in the Ras Tanura Producing Department. Between 2000 and 2005 he held a number of managerial positions in the Northern Area Oil Operations. In May 2006 he was appointed President and CEO of Saudi Aramco subsidiary Aramco Gulf Operations Co (AGOC) in Khafji.
Al-Zahrani was named general manager of Drilling in September 2008 and more recently in May 2009 he was appointed as Executive Director, Safety & Industrial Security.
The conference will feature more than 30 high-level educational sessions for and by international security experts that will cover the entire spectrum of security topics ranging from hotel security, loss prevention, and maritime piracy to terrorism, intellectual property rights, and more.