September 2, 2019 (Dubai)
Reuters has reported that Saudi Arabia has named Yasir al-Rumayyan, head of The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF), as chairman of Aramco, replacing Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih, as the state oil giant prepares to go public. The article noted that Rumayyan, a former investment banker, was appointed managing director of the PIF in September 2015, after a serving as advisor at the royal court for a brief period before that. He joined Saudi Aramco’s board in 2016. The move comes shortly after Saudi Arabia created a new ministry for industry and mineral resources, separating it from the kingdom’s colossal energy ministry, in a series of royal orders issued.
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