Huda Al-gho­son

ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, hu­man re­sources, Saudi Aramco

Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East - - POWER 50 -

Huda Al-gho­son holds the 42nd rank in this year’s Re­fin­ing & Petro­chem­i­cals Mid­dle East ‘Power 50’. Huda is the first woman in Saudi Aramco’s his­tory to be ap­pointed to a permanent ex­ec­u­tive role. As the head of hu­man re­sources, she is re­spon­si­ble for more than 66,000 em­ploy­ees from 80 dif­fer­ent na­tion­al­i­ties. Huda joined the com­pany in 1981 and moved up the ranks to be­come ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor in 2012. With gen­der di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion seen as cru­cial for the fu­ture of the re­gion’s in­dus­try and the great po­ten­tial of har­ness­ing fe­male tal­ent be­ing in­creas­ingly recog­nised, Saudi Aramco has made great strides in train­ing and en­cour­ag­ing more fe­male en­gi­neers to get in­volved in what is con­sid­ered a male dom­i­nated sec­tor.

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