Al-Labban to head Petro Rabigh

Ziad S. Al-Labban has been elected as president and chief executive officer of Petro Rabigh, effective Aug. 1.

Eric Watkins
OGJ Oil Diplomacy Editor

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 -- Ziad S. Al-Labban has been elected as president and chief executive officer of Petro Rabigh, effective Aug. 1. Saudi Aramco also announced that Al-Labban was named general manager for Rabigh Development, effective July 1.

Al-Labban has worked for Aramco for 27 years and has assumed various responsibilities in the upstream and downstream oil and gas businesses.

Al-Labban also served a 3-year assignment as vice-president of corporate planning for Petron Corp. in the Philippines, working on the Petron board and as chairman of the insurance subsidiary Ovincor.

In addition, he served as acting executive director of information technology and twice served as the acting executive director of corporate planning.

From August 2007 through July 2009, Al-Labban was president and chief executive officer of Saudi Refining Inc. (SRI) in Houston, where he was responsible for managing SRI’s interest in Motiva Enterprises.

Contact Eric Watkins at hippalus@yahoo.com.

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