STRATEGIC PANEL – BIODIVERSITY & AFFORESTATION
Dr Khaled Alabdulkader
CEO, National Center for Vegetation Cover
Dr. Alabdulkader served as senior environmental advisor at Saudi Aramco from 1998 to 2019. He also worked as a university professor in the Department of Geosciences at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) and a researcher in the Department of Water and Environmental Resources at the Research Institute of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals from 1985 to 1998.
He held a number of positions during his career, namely head of Saudi Aramco’s environmental conservation program in collaboration with King Fahd University and King Abdullah University. He also served as CEO of the giant Manifa oil field project. Moreover, he developed the Mangrove Eco Park and the Shaybah Reserve in the Empty Quarter. He chaired the Board of Directors and then was a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Technology and Environmental Management. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Wildlife Authority and vice chairman of Saudi Aramco’s Environmental Standards Committee and supervised a large number of environmental impact assessment projects in Saudi Aramco.
Dr. Alabdulkader graduated with a Master’s and doctoral degrees from Texas A&M University, in the United States of America. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Agriculture of King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia.