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Biographical Notes On New Saudi Oil Minister

Ali I. Naimi, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Saudi Arabian OilCompany (Saudi Aramco), is the first Saudi to hold those positions in theworld's largest producing oil company. He was born in 1935 in Saudi Arabia'sEastern Province. In 1947, at the age of 12, Mr. Naimi started working for whatwas then Aramco, the Arabian American Oil Company, as a mail clerk. In 1953,after two years of full-time schooling...