Ali Ashban

CEO, SAEI

Ali Ashban was named CEO of the Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) in January 2018.

He began his career in Saudi Aramco Aviation Department and climbed up the corporate ladder in a number of senior management positions. He led to establish the corporate Aviation Fixed and Rotary Wing fleet modernization and Reliability enhancement programs in Operations, Maintenance and other areas.

He also represented the company in its London headquarters as Managing Director for oil and sales covering the European, African and Latin American region.

After leaving Saudi Aramco, Ali joined Textron Aviation as VP of sales in its ME, Africa and India region based in Dubai. He also served as secretary general of the first established refining and downstream Think  Tank  association based in Bahrain called Gulf Downstream Association. Ali then joined the International Saudi Partnership Office based in Riyadh, under the Council of Economic and Development Affairs, responsible for the Kingdom's strategic partnerships with select countries.

Ali has a Mechanical Engineering Degree in Aeronautics and an MBA both from KFUPM in Dhahran Saudi Arabia with honors. He attended the “Stanford Executive Leadership Development Program,” among many others.

 

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