Bashir Dabbousi

Saudi Aramco

Director, Technology Strategy & Planning

Bashir is Director of Technology Strategy & Planning at Saudi Aramco. He was Interim Vice President of Research at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), from 2008-2012. He has occupied several administrative and technical positions in Saudi Aramco including Senior Consultant, Strategic Transformation Office and Coordinator of the R&D Division in the Research & Development Center. Bashir has received 22 US patents and co-authored many publications in refereed journals including one that has been cited 4500 times. He was a member of the Global Future Councils on Advanced Materials and Advanced Energy Technologies at the World Economic Forum. Bashir is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Award (King Prize) honoring inventors and the gifted; a member of the Steering Committee for the Kingdom’s Circular Carbon Economy (CCE) National Program; and a Board member of Research Products Development Company. Bashir was an academic visitor in the department of chemical engineering at Imperial College London. He received a B.S. in Chemistry summa cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He completed the Saudi Aramco Leadership Challenge and the Advanced Management and Leadership Program at Oxford University Said Business School.

Sessions With Bashir Dabbousi

Friday, 22 October

  • 03:00pm - 03:30pm (IST) / 22/oct/2021 09:30 am - 22/oct/2021 10:00 am

    Innovation Agora

    Hydrogen's Role in India's Energy Mix?

    Pre-Recorded

    The Indian government is showing an increasing focus to create conditions for the launch of the hydrogen economy in India. In his recent Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the setting up of the National Hydrogen Mission and said that India would be a global hub for hydrogen production and export. What are the critical elements of building a hydrogen economy in India? What will be the competitive landscape of the new hydrogen economy? What role will the current oil and gas companies play in scaling up and achieving economies of scale? What barriers need to be overcome to implement the Make in India approach to the idea of a hydrogen economy? How can the Indian hydrogen economy be designed competitively, to fulfil the vision of a Global Hub for hydrogen production and export?