Mr. Nadhmi Al-Nasr is CEO of NEOM. He began his long career at Saudi Aramco in 1978, shortly after graduating from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals. He held positions of increasing responsibility within the company and was lead manager on many of Aramco’s signature engineering projects. These included Project Manager for crude expansion in the Ghawar oil field and Manager of the Shaybah Development Program. He also served as Manager of Facilities and Planning, Manager of Long Range Planning, and Managing Director of Saudi Petroleum Overseas.
In 2006, Mr. Al-Nasr was named Vice President of Engineering Services at Aramco and in the same year, became Vice President of the KAUST Development Program. In 2008, Mr. Al-Nasr was appointed as KAUST’s Executive Vice President of Administration and Finance.
In 2013, Mr. Al-Nasr stepped down from Saudi Aramco to devote all his energy to his position at KAUST. A year later, Mr. Al-Nasr was appointed by a Royal Decree to serve on the Advisory Board of the Supreme Economic Council.
In March 2017, Mr. Al-Nasr was appointed Interim President of King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) and shortly after that he was also appointed Interim President of KAUST and named a member of the school’s Board of Trustees.
In July 2018, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Chairman of NEOM’s Founding Board, appointed Mr. Nadhmi Al-Nasr to lead the most ambitious project on earth as NEOM’s Chief Executive Officer.