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Yahya A. Abushal

General Manager Ras Tanura Refinery
Saudi Aramco

Yahya is currently the acting General Manager for Ras Tanura Refinery. He has more than 26 years of experience in Engineering, Project Management and Operations.

Yahya started his career in 1990 as an Electrical Engineer in the Electrical Utility Company. He then joined Saudi Aramco in 1996 where he graduated as specialist and assumed several leadership positions, including assistant to the Vice President of Engineering Services.

In Downstream, Yahya worked as the manager for both Yanbu and Jeddah Refineries between January 2013 and September 2015.

In project management, Yahya acted as the General Manager for Upstream Project Management and led the construction of several Mega projects such as Qatif & AbuSafah Gas-Oil Separation Plant (GOSP) in 2000-2004, and Saudi Aramco & Total Refinery Company (SATORP) of 400 MBD full conversion refinery in 2008-2012.

Mr. Yahya Abushal holds a bachelor’s degree and M.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering, September 1990 and January 1994 respectively, from King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals. He also obtained his MBA degree from Open University Malaysia in October 2009.

He attended several Management programs and leadership forums such as the Asia Business Culture and Saudi Aramco Management development Seminars in both Washington DC & New York.

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