Organization Chart
Organization Chart
Organization Chart
Organization Chart
Samref Management
Ibrahim M. Al Nitaifi
Ibrahim M. Al Nitaifi
President & CEO
Jesus Hermosillo
Executive Vice President Manufacturing

A native of El Paso, Texas, Chuy received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981. He joined Exxon’s Baton Rouge Refinery in Louisiana, USA as a Project Engineer in 1985. After holding various Technical and Operations roles, Chuy was transferred to the Baytown Refinery in 1991 where he served as Technical and Coordination Supervisor.

Three years later, Chuy transferred to Exxon USA in Houston in an Operation’s Support role where he worked with refineries across the US circuit. In 1996, he was transferred to Exxon Company International in Miami and became the Supply Coordinator for the Central American refineries in El Salvador and Nicaragua. After two years, he moved to Latin America Planning developing an FCCU Upgrade Project for the Campana Refinery in Argentina.

In 1999, Chuy relocated to Buenos Aires, Argentina as the Technical Division Manager for the Esso Campana Refinery. Four years later, he became the Process Division Manager at Campana. And in 2006, Chuy was named Argentina Clean Fuels Project Executive. The project installed a 3P Hydrogen Plant and included plans to build hydrofining and sulfur recovery plants at Campana. Chuy relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana in 2008 where he became the Technical Manager at the Chalmette Refinery. Chalmette Refining was a Joint Venture between ExxonMobil and PDVSA.

Chuy returned to Houston, in 2013, as the Americas Engineering Manager for EMPCo, ExxonMobil Pipeline Company coordinating Engineering activities for Fuels and Lubes Midstream operations across the Americas. In 2018, Chuy maintained this role and absorbed additional responsibilities as the Midstream Global Technical Advisor.

Chuy and his wife, Cindy, live in Houston. They have 3 daughters; Rachel, Katherine, and Victoria who are spread across the US. In his leisure time, Chuy enjoys travelling, and stays busy with home improvement projects.

Syed Ovais Jafery
Syed Ovais Jafery
Chief Financial Officer
Ayman M. Attallah
Vice President Corporate Services
Abdullah Al-Subhi
General Manager Industrial Security, Govt. Affairs & SHE
Samref Board of Directors
Exxon Mobil - EM
Neil Hansen
Board of Director

Neil started his career with Exxon Mobil in 2000 in Houston as a Financial Analyst in Exploration. He then held analyst and supervisory positions in Production from 2002 to 2006 before moving to Sakhalin, Russia as the Financial Reporting Manager until 2008. Following on assignment in Audit as the Audit Division Manager for US Chemical in Houston, Neil moved to corporate headquarters in Irving in 2009 as a Senior Financial Advisor in Controller’s. He then participated on the XTO transition team before working as the upstream Advisor in Investor Relations from 2010 to 2012. Neil had assignments in Treasurers in Irving from 2012 to 2014, first as the Planning & Financial Markets Manager and then as a Finance Manager in Affiliate Finance, He moved to Bangkok, Thailand in 2014 and served as the lead Country Manager and Business Services Manager until 2017 when he assumed the position of Value Chain Controller in the Fuels & Lubricants Company in Houston. In July 2018, Neil moved to corporate headquarters in Irving and was appointed to his current position as Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Secretary. | Neil received his MBA in Finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas and Oklahoma State University where he received an MS in Accounting and a BA in Marketing, respectively. Neil and his wife, Natalie, have a daughter (Emily, age 18) and a son (Joseph, age 17).

Board of Director

Mr. Jean-Marc Taton was elected Chairman, CEO, & President, ExxonMobil Saudi Arabia on July 1, 2018. Jean-Marc joined Mobil Chemical Products in 1993 as a supply chain and customer service supervisor in the Paris headquarter. Between 1993 and 2002, he held positions in supply chain, sales and marketing in Paris and in the United States as part of the Synthetics Global Business Unit. In 2003, Jean-Marc transferred to the Notre Dame de Gravenchon manufacturing site in France as the quality manager for the EPDM and Butyl plants. He then hold the position of manager for the central laboratory for the integrated refinery / chemical site. In 2006, he became the regional business team leader for the Aromatic business in Europe. In 2008, he relocated to Houston and became the Global Financial Manager for the Global PolyOlefins business. In this position, he was responsible for all financial planning activities in the Americas, Europe, and Asia for the Polyethylene and Polypropylene business units. In 2010, he became the Global Manager for the Business Service Centers operations. He was responsible for all back office activities such as customer service manager. In 2014, Jean-Marc transferred to Singapore and became the Global Sales Manager for the Specialty Elastomers business unit. Jean-Marc was born in Grenoble in France. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin and Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Lille. He is married with two sons and a daughter. The family expanded in 2017 with the birth of his first grand child

Fernando Salazar
Board of Director

Fernando Salazar received his Master’ s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires , Argentina , in 1990 . He joined Esso’s Campana Refinery in Argentina as a Contact engineer in 1991. Fernando obtained a Master’ s degree in Business Administration from the Centro de Estudios Macroeconomicos , Argentina , in 1994 . In 1995 , he became the refinery ' s Daily Supply Coordinator . Three years later , he was transferred to Buenos Aires as Downstream Planning Senior Economist . In 2000 , Fernando moved to Trecate , Italy , as Process Second line Supervisor at ESSO ' s Trecate Refinery . In 2002 he became the Crude Optimizer for Americas and Far East at the ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Headquartes in Fairfax, Virginia. He then moved to ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as Coordination and Product Quality Department Head. In 2006, Fernando assumed the role of Fuels South Process Department Head at the ExxonMobil Baytown Refinery, Baytown, Texas. A year later , he relocated to Acajutla , El Salvador , as Refinery Manager and Joint Venture President of RASA Refinery , an ExxonMobil and Shell joint venture , In 2009 , Fernando moved to California to become the Process Manager at the Torrance Refinery and Subsequently he assumed the Terrance Operations Manager position . In August 2011, Fernando relocated to Italy to assume the Augusta Refinery Manager position in Sicily. In April 2014 , Fernando assumed the Beaumont Refinery Manager position in Beaumont , Texas In May 2015 , Fernando relocated to Singapore and assumed the role of Asia Pacific Manufacturing Manager , In his leisure , Fernando enjoys sports and spending time with | his wife Carmen , their daughters , Rocio , Magdalena , Lara and son , Lautaro ,

Luis Grajales
Board of Director

In September 2019, Mr. Luis A. Grajales assumed the position of Downstream Controller for the ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants businesses in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, located in Brussels, Belgium.

Mr. Grajales began his career with ExxonMobil upstream in 1995 in Houston, Texas U. S. A. Since then he held a variety of positions in the ExxonMobil Finance function in Hungary, Belgium and United States of America including Texas, Virginia and Florida.

In 2008 , Mr , Grajales relocated from Fairfax , Virginia to Budapest , Hungary to assume the Product Movement and Inventory Process Manager for the Crude , Feedstock and Manufacturing department . While in Budapest, Mr. Grajales later assumed the positions of Lead Controller and Lead Country Manager for Hungary responsible for the management of the Global Business Center. In 2012, he returned to Houston, Texas to serve as the ExxonMobil Gas & Power Financial Reporting Manager and in 2014 assumed the position of Upstream Corporate Reprting Manager . In 2017, Mr. Grajales assumed the position of Global Process Manager for Financial Accounting & Reporting until taking his new position in 2019.

A native of the Texas, Mr . Grajales is a graduate of Texas A & M University, where he received an MBA in Finance and undergraduate degree.

Mr. Grajales is married, and he and his wife enjoy spending time with family, traveling and playing sports.

Saudi Aramco - SA
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Ahmad A. Al Sa’adi was appointed Senior Vice President of Technical Services in December 2015, effective January 1, 2016.

Al-Sa’adi heads Saudi Aramco engineering services, project management, information technology, materials supply and community, infrastructure and public projects. Al Sa’adi oversees the direction of corporate environmental and occupational health policies and provides guidance to management as to the impact of environmental trends.

In July 2010, Al Sa’adi became the vice president of Gas Operations — headquartered in ‘Udhailiyah — and led a complex organization that consisted of seven gas processing centers capable of processing a total of 12 billion standard cubic feet per day.

Prior to this, he was vice president of Pipelines, Distribution, and Terminals, which operated more than 50 facilities Kingdom-wide. He was responsible for the transportation of oil, gas, and domestic fuel distribution through bulk plants and air fueling units, and for Kingdom crude exports through terminals.

Al Sa’adi held the position of chief engineer of Saudi Aramco, and prior to that, he was president and CEO for Aramco Gulf Operations Company (AGOC), and Chairman of the AGOC Executive Committee, providing policy and direction to Al-Khafji Joint Operations. Al Sa’adi served professionally, and in a supervisory capacity domestically and internationally, over a multitude of engineering, refining, and project management fields, and he currently serves as Chairman of the Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery (SAMREF).

Al Sa’adi joined Saudi Aramco in 1981 after earning his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. In 2000, he completed the Management Development program at Harvard Business School.

Ahmad is a father of five sons and one daughter. Ahmad values integrity, admires modesty, complements excellence, enjoys learning new skills, developing youth, and camping. He prides himself on his commitment to his family.

Yahya A. Abushal
Yahya A. Abushal
Board of Director

Yahya was appointed as Manager of Yanbu Refinery Department on 4th November 2013 and previously was the Manager of Jeddah Refinery on May 2013. Yanbu Refinery is a hydro skimming refinery with a total capacity of 240 MBD. It supplies 70% of Western Region demand with over 100 million barrels of refined products per year His 26 years of experience started in 1990 with 6 years as an Electrical Engineer in the Electrical Utility Company covering operation, maintenance and engineering. He joined Saudi Aramco in 1996 in Engineering Services where he contributed to the development of several engineering standards & studies and was a member of the leading team to establish the Corporate Engineering 2020 Vision. Yahya strong credential in Project Management significantly contributed to his role in several projects including Mega Programs namely Qatif & AbuSafah Gas-Oil Separation Plant (GOSP) with a production of 800 MBD of Arabian Light Crude commissioned in July 2004 and Saudi Aramco & Total Refinery Company (SATORP) of 400 MBD full conversion refinery which was commissioned in 2013, where he was the Senior Project Manager and Acting Execution Director. Mr. Yahya Abushal holds a bachelor's degree and M.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering dated September 1990 and January 1994 respectively from King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals. Also he obtained MBA degree from Open University Malaysia in October, 2009. He attended several Management programs and leadership forums including Asia Business Culture and visited a number of institutes in Japan, Korea and China, in addition he also attended the Saudi Aramco Management development Seminars in both Washington DC & New York.

Abdulatif Saleh Alshami
Abdulatif Saleh Alshami
Board of Director

Abdulatif Saleh Alshami is the Manager of Yanbu Refinery Department since January 2017; a 240 MBD hydro skimming refinery suppling 70% of Western Region demand with over 100 million barrels of refined products per year. He has held several managerial positions in Upstre am and Downstream Business Lines namely; Yanbu NGL Fractionation Department, Hawiyah NGL Plant, GO Technical Support Department, Uthmaniyah Gas Plant, Berri Gas plant and Gas/NGL Domestic Planning Department. He has also successfully lead the design of grass root project "Karan & Manifa Gas" in UK with PMT and Foster Wheeler" Abdulatifs experience of over 25 years was started in 1992 with Yanbu Refining Admin Area as an Engineer in NGL & Terminal Organization later led Operations, Maintenance and Engineering at various capacities. His outstanding credentials are however in the fields of operations and handling mega projects namely KARAN & Manifa Gas Plant with a production of 2.0 MSCFD. Abdulatif is a profound supporter of the implementation of various Operational Excellence Programs to maximize the return on the company's downstream investment, ensure reliable operations, manage the cost while adhering to safety & internal controls and protecting the environment. During his recent role at HAWIYAH NGL & Yanbu NGL Fractionation Departments he has promoted the Corporate Vision of cultivating a vigorous "Performance Focused Culture" that would support the company to achieve its Strategic Intent of becoming the world's leading integrated energy and chemicals company to accomplish vision 2030. Accordingly, he empowered and motivated the employees in meeting the organizations targets for the Corporate Scorecards and align their activities with the Corporate Focus Areas. Abdulatif is an articulate, outgoing and social leader with pleasant and cheerful personality. He was born in the City of Ummluj, Saudi Arabia. His unique leadership style has a great impact on his people productivity and overall performance. He has created a healthy working atmosphere surrounding his employees with emotional intelligence. His areas of interest include; socialization, reading, economy and change management with special interest in the innovation and development of people Abdulatif has a bachelor degree in Engineering from University of North Carolina in 1992 and Master degree in Human Resources from University of Minnesota in 2007, and both are from USA. He also has attended several Management programs and recently completed Advanced Management Leadership program.

Musaad A. Sayouhi
Board of Director

Mr. Al-Sayouhi currently holds the position of Director, Finance Readiness & Compliance Department in Saudi Aramco, a strategic role that is tasked with ensuring Saudi Aramco ’s financial readiness and compliance for the potential upcoming IPO. In this role, Mr. Al-Sayouhi represents the Finance organization in all interactions, negotiations and discussions with the Government in relation to the Company’s IPO readiness, supports the Controller’s organization in the preparation and development of the Company’s annual and interim financial statements, leads the effort to enhance and accelerate the financial close process to meet regulatory requirements, coordinates the financial due diligence process and manages the team responsible for enhancing and developing FP&A tools and processes to manage the organization’s performance and improve the efficiency and quality of management reporting.

Mr. Al-Sayouhi comes with a wealth of experience in the Finance and Strategy fields – he started his career with Saudi Aramco as an accounting analyst in the Controllers organization and over the years he has broadened his experience and worked in a number of departments including Planning & Performance Management Department where he led the corporate business plan and accountability team, managed and coordinated the Company’s planning and budgeting process and provided analysis and advice to senior management on organizational performance and gaps. Mr. Al-Sayouhi has also gained valuable experience in the Strategy & Market Analysis organization where he participated in the development of the Company’s strategy, investment plan and the Kingdom’s energy outlooks. He was also a member of the Strategic Transformation Office of the Accelerated Transformation Program of Saudi Aramco.

Outside his notable achievements at Saudi Aramco, Mr. Al-Sayouhi was the Secretary of the Arabian Society for Human Resource Management (ASHRM) in 2007. He was also the Chairman of the Founding Committee of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Saudi Arabia, Eastern Province Chapter. Once the Chapter was established in 2011, he assumed the role of President for three consecutive terms and then nominated to be a Director at Large for another year. Due to his significant contributions to the IMA organization, he was awarded the Leadership Platinum badge (the highest level) from the IMA Leadership Academy.

Mr. Al-Sayouhi holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and HR Management from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MBA with concentration in Accountancy, Economics and Financial Markets from McCallum Graduate School of Business, Bentley University in Massachusetts. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA).