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Majed AlQuraishi

Division Head at Saudi Aramco

25 years of experience in the Refining & Chemical industry in process engineering, production planning, project management and JV management. Future goal is to be a globally recognized leader in the chemical industry.

Work experience

Apr 2018current

Process Engineering Manager

Aramco Overseas Company

Reading, UK

Process Engineering Manager of Crude Oil to Chemicals (COTC) JV with Sabic. On April 2018, joined COTC's Joint Manufacturing Program as the Process Engineering Manager. 

JAN 2017Mar 2018

Division Head

Saudi Aramco

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Division Head of Western Region JV Management. On January 2017, joined Domestic JV Management Department and led a JV Portfolio including SAMREF, YASREF, and LUBEREF.    

OCT 2016DEC 2016

Project Director

Saudi Aramco

Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Project Director of Sadara Isocyanates (around $2 Billion investment).

Jul 2013SEP 2016

Sr. Project Manager

Saudi Aramco

Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Project Manager, Nitric/DNT/MNB/Aniline/Formalin. On October 2013, led also MNB, Aniline and Formalin Project (around $150 Million contract) with Daelim, in addition to Nitric/DNT Project.

Sep 2011Jun 2013

Project Manager

Aramco Overseas Company

Seoul, Korea

Project Manager, Nitric/DNT. On September 2011, led EPC phase of Sadara Nitric/DNT Project (around $200 Million contract) with Daelim. Completed Engineering and Procurement phase in Korea and mobilized to Saudi during summer 2013.

Jul 2009Aug 2011

Project Manager

Aramco Services Company

Houston, USA

Project Manager, Nitric/DNT. On July 2009, joined the Sadara Isocyanate team as the Project Manger of Nitric/DNT units. Completed Front End Engineering Design (FEED) by summer 2011.

Sep 2007Jun 2009

Project Manager

Aramco Services Company

Houston, USA

Project Manager, Aromatics. On September 2007, joined Ras Tanura Integrated Project (RTIP), currently named Sadara, Front End Engineering Design (FEED) team as the Project Manager of the Aromatics Complex.

Aug 2006Aug 2007

Planning Supervisor

Saudi Aramco

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Planning Supervisor/Refined Product Division General Supervisor. On August 2006, joined Oil Supply Planning & Scheduling Department (OSPAS).

During the assignment and on December 2006, presented to Management Committee (MC) a new proposal to supply Low Sulfur Diesel Kingdom-wide. Also acted as the Refined Product Division General Supervisor during March and July 2007.

Jul 2004Jul 2006

Engineering Supervisor

Saudi Aramco

Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia

On July 2004, assigned as the Engineering Supervisor of North Refining Unit (NRU) at Ras Tanura Refinery. The unit is responsible for providing process engineering support for the Crude Unit, CCR, Semi-regeneration Reformers and Tank Farm.

Feb 2003Jun 2004

Manufacturing Planning Unit Supervisor

Saudi Aramco

Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia

On February 2003, assigned as the Supervisor of the Manufacturing Planning Unit (MPU) at Ras Tanura Refinery. Participated as a member with Saudi Aramco's Products Specifications Committee (PSC). Was responsible for planning and optimizing refinery operations in coordination with central planning department.

Oct 1997Jan 2003

Planning Engineer

Saudi Aramco

Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia

Worked at the Manufacturing Planning Unit (MPU) of Ras Tanura Refinery. The unit is responsible for planning the refinery activities and optimizing its operation. Applied Linear Programming (LP) techniques to optimize the refinery operation while meeting marketing, demand and supply constraints.

Oct 1994Sep 1996

Process Engineer

Saudi Aramco

Ras Tanura Saudi Arabia

Started my career working at Ras Tanura Refinery as a process engineer. Worked in several units in the refinery including Crude Distillation Unit, Semi-regeneration Reformers and Sulfur Recovery Plant.


May 2015Jun 2017

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

HKUST Business School

A company-sponsored MBA program offered by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Business School

Jan 1999Jun 2000

Master of Science

Oregon State University

Industrial Engineering

Major: Operations Research

Minor: Engineering Management

Sep 1989Sep 1994

Bachelor of Science


Chemical Engineering


Oct 2010Oct 2022

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute

PMP number 1363698


  • Active Member with International Association for Energy Economics – since 2014
  • Active Member with Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) - since 2015


Planning & Economics of Refinery & Chemicals Operations

Hands-on experience with running refinery LP Models

Project management

Managed mega-project contracts with Sadara from initiation to close-out

Strategic Thinking

Managed strategic partnerships with partners like ExxonMobil and Sinopec