Dr. Mishal Al Harbi
Vice President, Strategy and Planning
Dr. Mishal Al Harbi, RPDC VP Strategy and Planning, has more than 24 years of industrial experience in oil and gas upstream production and exploration, business strategy development and R&D. Dr. Mishal has been previously the Chief Operating Officer of Saudi Aramco Upstream Technology Company, Saudi Aramco subsidiary, and Chief Technologist in Saudi Aramco Upstream R&D center, EXPEC ARC. Dr. Mishal has served various critical responsibilities during his career with Saudi Aramco. In 2006, Dr. Mishal Joined the negotiation team of the PNZ concession agreement and was directly responsible for leading the Upstream conventional due diligence team. In 2008, he joined King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) founding team as Director of Research and was directly responsible for developing KAPSARC business strategy, research program and the International Advisory board. Dr. Mishal has also lead critical Upstream function as head of Saudi Aramco reserves assessment, head of Saudi Aramco Production Planning, Head of reservoir management division and both oil and gas production engineering divisions during the startup phases of Manifa and Karan mega projects.