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Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Ma’aden) has appointed Abdulaziz Al-Harbi as Acting CEO, replacing Darren Davis.

Al-Harbi has more than 30 years’ experience in project management, planning and operations.

Prior to his appointment as Acting CEO, Al-Harbi served as Executive Vice President for Shared Services and Security.

Before that, he served as president for Ma’aden Bauxite and Aluminum Co. (MBAC) and the Ma’aden Aluminum Co. (MAC), US, which he led from project phase until they became operational.

Al-Harbi’s first role with Ma’aden was in 2007, when he served as President of the Ma’aden Phosphate Company.

Prior to joining Ma’aden, Al-Harbi worked at Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Co., an affiliate of Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC), as Director General of Operation, Technical and Expansion from 2002 to 2007.

From 1998-2002, he held the position of General Manager of Planning and Operation at SABIC.

Al-Harbi is a Member of the MBAC and MAC Board of Directors and its Executive Committee, and an Alternate Member of Ma’aden Rolling Co.’s Board of Directors.

He is the chairman of the ERADH Board, a Saudi youth development and engagement program, and a Member of Jubail City Council.

Al-Harbi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from King Saud University, and a Certificate in Advanced Management and Leadership Program from Oxford University.

Source: Arab News