Khalid Y. Al Qahtani serves as the Chief Engineer in Saudi Aramco. He joined the company in 1999, after earning a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals in 1999. He later earned a PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Canada in 2009.
Throughout his career, he covered different leadership roles, in Upstream, Downstream and Technical Services Business Lines. After a decade as an engineer in a variety of functions, he was named the General Supervisor for Upstream Process Engineering, and later in the year joined Petrorabigh JV to lead the Process and Operation Engineering Division. In 2016, Mr. Al Qahtani was named Coordinator for Facilities Planning for Refining and Chemical Facilities, and a year later took on the Coordinator role for Gas Facilities Planning. In 2018, he became the Manager of Process & Control Systems Department and then moved to lead the Project Management Office before his appointment as the Chief Engineer.
He is currently leading different corporate programs and committees, including Board of Engineers, Specialist Development Program, and the Innovation and knowledge Management Boards. Mr. Al Qahtani completed a number of leadership programs including Financial and Risk Management Program and an Executive Program at Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania
Jaffee Suardin, Ph.D., served as President Director of Pertamina Hulu Rokan (PHR) and previously served as Deputy of Planning for SKK Migas.
Jaffee Suardin earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the Bandung Institute of Technology in 2002, and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University in 2005 and 2008.
Jaffee Suardin has been producing many international publications journals and research results during his education there.
Jaffee Suardin started his career in the oil and gas area as a Technical HSE Engineer at Shell Inc., Houston, Texas in 2008. In 2016, Mr. Jaffee returned to Indonesia and served as an Expert Staff at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.
Ian Ayling is an Electronic and Electrical Engineer with over 25 years experience in the Energy Industry working in sales, project and operations management roles. This has involved living and working in a wide variety of locations around the World including the Congo, Australia, Libya, China and the US. Most recently moving back to his home town of London when he joined NOV in August 2017 after more than 20 years overseas.
He became Chief Sales Officer for the Completions and Production Solutions segment in August 2019 supporting a diverse portfolio of products and services spread across eight business units, and working with our customers operating in 90+ countries. This includes supporting traditional oil and gas projects and more recently getting into the energy transition and all of the technologies that NOV can supply into this space.
Away from work Ian completed an MBA in 2017 and enjoys spending time with his family, usually as the private taxi driver for 3 teenage kids, and taking part in adventure marathons and trail running to get some peace and quiet.