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Michael J. Stack

Chief Executive Officer

News Release

Saudi Aramco Senior Vice President to Keynote at ASIS Middle East 2012

Brussels, Belgium 2011-09-21

Mr. Abdulaziz F. Al-Khayyal, Senior Vice President, Industrial Relations of Saudi Aramco will be a keynote speaker at the ASIS 3rd Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition that will be held in Dubai, UAE on 19-21 February 2012.

ASIS International President Raymond T. O'Hara, CPP, said: “ASIS International is extremely pleased with the support of Saudi Aramco to the programme of our Middle East Security Conferences. Mr Al-Khayyal’s contribution will constitute an important added value to the educational programme of the ASIS 3rd Middle East
Security Conference & Exhibition.”

Mr. Al-Khayyal was appointed to this position on 1 September 2007. As Head of the Industrial Relations business line, he is responsible for many of the company’s most vital support operations, including human resources and training, safety and security, government and public relations, community services, and medical services.

He joined the company in 1981 as an engineer and then held a variety of managerial positions in oil and gas operations and maintenance for different companies. In particular he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Saudi Aramco in 2004 and to PetroRabigh in 2005.

Mr. Al-Khayyal is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, where he received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1977 and a Master’s degree in Business Administration in 1979. He attended the company’s Management Development Seminar in 1986 and the Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania in 1995.

As a keynote speaker, Mr. Al-Khayyal will discuss the development of organizational resilience through international standards and guidelines.

The ASIS 3rd Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition will cover a wide range of security issues in 33 high-level educational sessions divided over 3 parallel tracks.

The conference will also feature:

  • 3 keynote presentations
  • Sessions for Chief Security Officers (CSOs) organised by the CSO Roundtable of ASIS International
  • An enlarged exhibition featuring the latest in security technology and services
  • Unrivalled networking opportunities at the President’s Reception, business lunches and networking breaks.

Registration of delegates opens at the end of October. Special rates apply to representatives from government, police and military authorities.

The 2012 conference has been made possible through the sponsorship of Nasatka Security, Garda World, ADT and numerous exhibiting companies. Vendors seeking opportunities to gain exposure and to raise the visibility of their brand, products, or services can access the event webpage at or contact the EMEA office of ASIS International for more information on exhibiting and sponsorship packages.

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About Saudi Aramco:
The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia, is a fully-integrated, global petroleum enterprise and a world leader in exploration and producing,
refining, distribution, shipping and marketing. The company manages proven reserves of 260.1 billion
barrels of crude oil and it manages the fourth-largest gas reserves in the world, 275.2 trillion cubic feet.
Saudi Aramco employs more than 56,000 people and is headquartered in Dhahran in Saudi Arabia’s
Eastern Province, which borders the Arabian Gulf.