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Abdullatif A al-Othman, a former executive with Saudi Arabian Oil Co., was appointed head of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority by King Abdullah, according to a royal decree carried today by the official Saudi Press Agency.
Al-Othman served as senior vice president, Engineering and Project Management for Saudi Aramco before joining the investment authority, a Riyadh-based spokesman for the authority confirmed in a text message.
Al-Othman, who holds a masters degree in business administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, joined Saudi Aramco in March 1981 as an engineer in Engineering and Project Management. He worked in several technical and administrative positions including senior vice president of finance, according Saudi Aramco’s website.
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