HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) announced today that Abdulaziz F. Al Khayyal has been named to the company’s board of directors. The appointment was effective Dec. 4, 2014 and Al Khayyal will stand for election by stockholders at the annual meeting in May 2015.
Al Khayyal spent more than 30 years at Saudi Aramco before retiring from the company as senior vice president, Industrial Relations in April 2014. Al Khayyal held a variety of managerial positions in oil and gas operations and maintenance while at Saudi Aramco, including senior vice president, International Operations, and senior vice president, Refining, Marketing and International.
In 2004, Al Khayyal was appointed to the board of directors of Saudi Aramco, and served as chairman of the PetroRabigh board of directors from 2005 to 2012. He was also chairman of the board of Vela International Marine.
Al Khayyal earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Irvine.
“Abdulaziz’s exceptional oil and gas knowledge brings a wealth of value to the Halliburton board,” said Dave Lesar, Halliburton chairman and CEO. “His leadership and international experience in the energy industry will be extremely beneficial to Halliburton as we strengthen and grow our worldwide operations.”
Al Khayyal joins current Halliburton board members Alan M. Bennett, James R. Boyd, Milton Carroll, Nance K. Dicciani, Murry S. Gerber, José C. Grubisich, Abdallah S. Jum'ah, David J. Lesar, Robert A. Malone, J. Landis Martin, Jeffrey A. Miller and Debra L. Reed.
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With more than 80,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in over 80 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field. Visit the company’s website at www.halliburton.com. Connect with Halliburton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Oilpro and YouTube.