Dr. Saggaf is President of the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), an independent, non-profit research institution dedicated to researching energy economics, policy, technology, and the environment. Prior to that, Dr. Saggaf was the head of Saudi Aramco’s Strategic Transformation Office, responsible for pushing forward a transformation that would allow SA to achieve ambitious aspirations in the following decades. In Saudi Aramco he was also Chief Petroleum Engineer, responsible for the development and management of its oil and gas fields with the implementation of some of the most cutting-edge technologies in petroleum engineering during his tenure. He has received several international awards, including the J. Clarence Karcher Award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), the Lester C. Uren Technical Excellence Award and the Distinguished Member Award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and the Eisenhower Fellowship. He has authored numerous refereed technical papers, books, a U.S. patent, and founded and edited a technical journal in this area. Dr. Saggaf holds a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a MBA from KFUPM.