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Tareq Musmali


Tareq Musmali is the chief internal auditor of Amaala and the Red Sea Developmen­t Co. (RSDC), two prominent giga-projects of the Saudi Vision 2030 reform plan.

He joined the RSDC in January, and Amaala in March last year, and is responsibl­e for the establishm­ent and management of the internal audit department for both megaprojec­ts.

An accomplish­ed internal audit profession­al with more than 19 years’ experience, he has run audit assignment­s and functions in a range of industries including the oil, gas, and service sectors.

He previously establishe­d and headed Saudi Aramco’s audit function in the Netherland­s and led audit divisions for different Aramco operationa­l areas, its joint ventures, and subsidiari­es.

Between March 2019 and March last year, he worked as acting audit manager for Aramco’s downstream audits division and from December 2016 to March 2020 was the company’s upstream audits division audit manager.

Musmali was senior auditor for Aramco’s audit support division from July 2014 to November

2016 and chief internal auditor with Aramco Overseas Co. in the Netherland­s between July 2011 and June 2014.

He was in-charge auditor, internal auditing at Aramco from August 2004 to March 2011, and staff auditor, internal auditing from August 2001 to July 2004.

Musmali gained a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of New Orleans, in America (1996-2001), has been a certified internal auditor with the US’ Institute of Internal Auditors since May 2007, and took part in Aramco’s college preparator­y program between 1995 and 1996.

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