Director of Technology
Strategy & Planning
Bashir is Director of Technology Strategy & Planning at Saudi Aramco. He was Interim Vice President of Research at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre (KAPSARC), from 2008-2012. He has occupied several administrative and technical positions in Saudi Aramco including Senior Consultant, Strategic Transformation Office and Coordinator of the R&D Division in the Research & Development Centre. Bashir has received 22 US patents and co-authored many publications in refereed journals including one that has been cited 4500 times. He was a member of the Global Future Councils on Advanced Materials and Advanced Energy Technologies at the World Economic Forum. Bashir is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Award (King Prize) honouring inventors and the gifted; a member of the Steering Committee for the Kingdom’s Circular Carbon Economy (CCE) National Program; and a Board member of Research Products Development Company. Bashir was an academic visitor in the department of chemical engineering at Imperial College London. He received a B.S. in Chemistry summa cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He completed the Saudi Aramco Leadership Challenge and the Advanced Management and Leadership Program at Oxford University Said Business School.