New Year’s Reflections: Morals from The Alchemist

New Year’s Reflections: Morals from The Alchemist

BY Anushka Bose / /

The last two weeks before the year ended, I decided to revisit and read a book that I hold near and dear to my heart, a story whose theme resonates with my personal journey as well as the collective journey of Expats in the Middle East (and beyond).

A Look Back At Our Favorite 2022 Highlights & Notices

A Look Back At Our Favorite 2022 Highlights & Notices

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Did you ever imagine it would be so invigorating to see your Aramco friends again? 2022 was chock full of good times. Aramcons gathered from all over to take part in reunions and special occasions, eager to reconnect with old friends and create new memories. Our coverage of the events was among our readers' favorites and reflecting back on the year's highlights shows us what an incredible year we had in 2022. 

Four Appointed as Senior Vice President

Four Appointed as Senior Vice President

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco has announced the appointment of four people to senior vice president positions in the company. The appointments all became effective Jan. 1. Sulaiman M. Ababtain as a senior vice president, leading SOFON Holding. Yahya A. Abu Shal as a senior vice president, he previously had been appointed the CEO of Sadara. Meshari M. Alshaikhmubarak as senior vice president of the Office of the Chairman. Abdullah S. Al-Suwailem as a senior vice president and president and CEO for the Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical (SATORP).

Dhahran Rugby Union Football Club (DRUFC): An Unofficial History 1973 to 1989 - Part 6

Dhahran Rugby Union Football Club (DRUFC): An Unofficial History 1973 to 1989 - Part 6

BY Richard Thom / /

Every club has a constitution, officials, and supporters and Dharan Rugby Union Football Club was no exception. Its first constitution established the Club in 1973/74, but a new one was adopted in 1976/77 when DRUFC became an Aramco self-directed AEA Group. Strip worn by the players went through a similar process.

A Pro's Throw - 1974

A Pro's Throw - 1974

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 23, 1974 edition of The Arabian Sun. Aramco chairman of the board Frank Jungers exhibits major league form as he throws out the first ball to open the 1974 Arabian Little League series at King's Road Stadium in Dhahran.

Abdullah S. Al-Suwailem Appointed as a Senior Vice President

Abdullah S. Al-Suwailem Appointed as a Senior Vice President

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Abdullah S. Al-Suwailem has been appointed as a senior vice president and president and CEO for the Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical (SATORP), effective Jan. 1, 2023. Al-Suwailem has more than 32 years of experience in the Refining & Petrochemical business and has held different managerial and executive positions in Aramco, its affiliates, and joint ventures.

Meshari M. Alshaikhmubarak Appointed as a Senior Vice President

Meshari M. Alshaikhmubarak Appointed as a Senior Vice President

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Meshari M. Alshaikhmubarak was appointed as senior vice president of the Office of the Chairman, effective Jan. 1, 2023, after serving in the role of general manager of the Office of the Chairman since December 2019.

Yahya A. Abu Shal Appointed as a Senior Vice President

Yahya A. Abu Shal Appointed as a Senior Vice President

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Yahya A. Abu Shal was appointed as a senior vice president, effective Jan. 1, 2023. Abu Shal had previously been appointed the CEO of Sadara on Nov. 3, 2022. Previously, he was the general manager of the Jazan Complex from January 2021 to Nov. 2, 2022.

Sulaiman M. Ababtain Appointed as a Senior Vice President

Sulaiman M. Ababtain Appointed as a Senior Vice President

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Sulaiman M. Ababtain has been appointed as a senior vice president, effective Jan. 1, 2023, leading SOFON Holding, an admin area in Strategy and Corporate Development. Before assuming this position, he was the president and CEO of the Saudi Aramco TOTAL Refining & Petrochemical Co. (SATORP), since 2018, where the company had achieved highest levels ever in both net income as well as safety performance.

2023 Aramco Houston Half Marathon Fosters Goodwill and Sets New American Record

2023 Aramco Houston Half Marathon Fosters Goodwill and Sets New American Record

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The 19th Aramco Houston Half Marathon shattered an American record. More than 300,000 runners, volunteers, and fans from around the world came to Houston Marathon Weekend, Jan. 13-15. The event also includes the Chevron Houston Marathon and the We Are Houston 5K, co-sponsored by Aramco. 

Lighting the Way Towards Smarter Production

Lighting the Way Towards Smarter Production

BY The Arabian Sun / /

IR 4.0 technology offers dramatic enhancements to operational and business performance at a pace never before seen, in almost every aspect of industry. Its transformative power comes from connecting real world machines, vehicles, and physical products to digital systems like artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

AramcoWorld Reading Selections -  January 18, 2023

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - January 18, 2023

BY AramcoWorld / /

It wouldn’t be the first choice for a dinner party: It is usually eaten in close family settings. If you do happen to find yourself sitting at a table where it is being served, consider it a compliment, because the message is clear: You’re part of the family.

The Dallah: A Doorway to Saudi Hospitality

The Dallah: A Doorway to Saudi Hospitality

BY Brid Beeler / /

Can there be a better symbol of Saudi culture and hospitality than the ubiquitous Arabic coffee pot, the dallah? I don’t think so. Dallahs made of brass are tinned inside and found throughout the Arab world and in every souq in Saudi Arabia.

Dhahran Rugby Union Football Club (DRUFC): An Unofficial History 1973 to 1989 - Part 5

Dhahran Rugby Union Football Club (DRUFC): An Unofficial History 1973 to 1989 - Part 5

BY Richard Thom / /

It is only when you travel a lot that you realise how small the world is, and when Martin moved to live and work on the Dhahran air base for British Aircraft Corporation (BAC, later to become BAE) in the English Language Wing, he did not at first think there was any likelihood of a sporting and social side to life in Saudi. That was until he caught sight of Bill Flynn (Part 4) driving to the base from Al-Khobar town. They had known each other in Uganda.

Aramco’s Pioneering Female Pilots Get Their Wings

Aramco’s Pioneering Female Pilots Get Their Wings

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Four ambitious, talented women share their experience of being the first to be sponsored, trained, and employed by Aramco to become qualified pilots, and encourage others to follow them into the sky.

Aramco Announces Launch of Aramco Trading Americas

Aramco Announces Launch of Aramco Trading Americas

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco today (Jan. 18, 2023) announces the 100% acquisition of Motiva Trading by the Aramco Trading Company (ATC), one of the world’s leading commodity trading companies, and the launch of Aramco Trading Americas LLC (ATA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ATC based in Houston, Texas.

Congratulations to Aramco Brat Athena (Ashley) Simpson

Congratulations to Aramco Brat Athena (Ashley) Simpson

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Aramco Brat Athena (Ashley) Simpson, born in Dhahran, fulfills a bucket-list objective of becoming an entrepreneurship lecturer at The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. 

Aramco Hosts Dakar Rally Finale at Ithra

Aramco Hosts Dakar Rally Finale at Ithra

BY The Arabian Sun / /

In the presence of HRH Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Governor of the Eastern Province, Aramco hosted the conclusion of the Dakar Rally 2023, which reached its final stop at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra).