Mr. Alkhayyal is retired senior vice president, industrial relations of Saudi Aramco.
Mr. Alkhayyal joined Saudi Aramco in 1981, where he served in various company field operations. From 1993 to 1996, he served as a member of general management. Mr. Alkhayyal was named vice president, sales and marketing in 1996, vice president employee relations and training in 1997, and vice president, corporate planning in 1998. He was named senior vice president, international operations in 2000, where he was responsible for the development of Saudi Aramco downstream international business. Mr. Alkhayyal was named senior vice president, refining, marketing and international in 2001, and senior vice president industrial relations in 2007. He served in this position until his retirement from Saudi Aramco in 2014.
Mr. Alkhayyal received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1977, and a master’s degree in business administration in 1979, both from the University of California, Irvine. He attended the Advanced Management Program in 1995, at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Alkhayyal serves on the boards of directors of National Gas and Industrialization Company, Halliburton Company, Saudi Electricity Company and the International Youth Foundation.