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Ibrahim Abba

Dr. Ibrahim Abba

Head, Technology Commercialization, Technology Oversight & Coordination, Aramco
Saudi Arabia
• Ibrahim Abba is currently the Head of Saudi Aramco Technology Commercialization Division, responsible for exploitation of company IPs through internal deployment and external commercialization, spanning Upstream, Downstream, Sustainability and associated domains • In 2022, he briefly served as Principal Advisor for Research Excellence to the President of KFUPM (King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals in KSA), where he supported the University Research Transformation journey • Prior to that, over the period 2011-2022, he was the Chief Technologist for Fuels & Chemicals R&D Division in Saudi Aramco, where he directed technology development efforts across the refinery-petrochemicals value chain, including refinery/fuel optimization, crude to chemicals and sustainability of plastics • Before joining Saudi Aramco, he has briefly taught in academia (KFUPM and University of British Columbia); and worked for SABIC and Fluidization Research Center, across KSA, USA and Canada • He holds MS & PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering and MBA in Technology Management • He has coauthored over 70 patents and publications