Sep. 23—Abdulaziz Almizani is head of sustainability in renewable energy and circular economy at the Royal Commission for Riyadh City.
Almizani is responsible for managing stakeholder alignment in the sustainability ecosystem. Some of the stakeholders he works with include the Ministry of Energy and the Water and Electricity Regulatory Authority.
He has been heavily involved in the execution of Riyadh's city masterplan, planning for renewable alternative sources to meet 50 percent of Riyadh's electricity consumption needs.
Additionally, Almizani is responsible for managing the strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent.
Almizani previously served as the director of the Attracting Global Headquarters Program at the commission from 2021 to 2022. In that position, he collaborated with various stakeholders to incentivize the regional headquarters program for multinational companies. Through his efforts, he successfully delivered programs for over 60 initiatives involving 10 stakeholders, including the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Finance.
Between 2020 and 2021, Almizani served as an adviser at the Ministry of Energy. He was responsible for managing the implementation of non-metallic hydrocarbon-based materials.
During his 14-year tenure at Saudi Aramco from 2006 to 2020, Almizani held multiple positions, including program director, operation foreman, and lead project engineer.
Almizani holds certificates in project management and portfolio management from the Project Management Institute, as well as leadership certifications from the Saudi Aramco Executive Leadership Centre.
Almizani graduated from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He also holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering and material science from the University of California in San Diego.
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