Bashir Dabbousi

Saudi Aramco

Director of Technology Strategy & Planning

Bashir Dabbousi is the Director of Technology Strategy & Planning at Saudi Aramco. Mr. Dabbousi was the Interim Vice President of Research at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center an independent energy economics and policy think tank in Riyadh, from 2008 to 2012. He has occupied several administrative and technical positions in Saudi Aramco, including Assistant to the Chief Technology Officer; Senior Consultant, Strategic Transformation Office; and Coordinator of the R&D Division in the Research & Development Center where he spent most of his professional career. Mr. Dabbousi is co-recipient of 19 US patents (11 patents are licensed to two US and one leading South Korean electronics company). He has co-authored 25 publications in peer-reviewed technical journals, including Nature and the Journal of the American Chemical Society in the research areas of nanostructured highly luminescent materials, liquid-based petroleum fuels, crude and products desulfurization and hydrogen production. Mr. Dabbousi is a member of the board of trustees for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Award honoring inventors and the gifted. He is also a member of the Board of Research Products Development Company, the operating arm of the Saudi Arabia Advanced Research Alliance. An academic visitor in the department of chemical engineering at Imperial College London, he received a BS degree in chemistry summa cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in physical chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Dabbousi completed the Saudi Aramco Leadership Challenge and the Advanced Management and Leadership Program at the Oxford University Said Business School.

SESSIONS WITH Bashir Dabbousi

Tuesday, 27 October

  • 07:25pm - 08:00pm / -


    The Hydrogen Economy

    Hydrogen has the potential to play an important role in meeting the future energy needs of transportation and power generation. The complex value chain of hydrogen as an energy source consists of production, storage, transportation, re-fueling stations, fuel cell vehicles, and power generation. 

    Is hydrogen finally going to break through? Is this time different?
    How can India create large-scale, affordable hydrogen supply resources?
    How will industry collaborate to create a hydrogen energy eco-system?
    What policy interventions are needed?
    With both real and perceived safety issues around hydrogen, will the fuel get public acceptance?
    What are key signposts for India?