32-year experience with Saudi Aramco, Vela International Marine Ltd, and Bahri.
Khalid Alhammad joined Saudi Aramco in 1990 as an Instrument Repairman and was sponsored by the company in 1992 to complete his Electrical & Electronics engineering degree from Oregon State University. In 1997 he became an Operations Engineer at Ras Tanura Terminal Department working in the Onshore and Offshore facilities. In 2002 Khalid left Aramco and joined Vela sailing on its fleet for two years gaining experience and knowledge in ship’s operations.
In 2004 Khalid moved to South Korea and worked on Vela’s newbuilding projects as an Inspector, progressing to Site Manager covering the newbuilding of four Product Tankers and ten VLCC’s.
Khalid returned to Vela’s head office in 2011 as Technical Manager for dry-docking and projects. In 2014, he became Vela’s Fleet Manager and moved over to the same position after the merger with Bahri. He progressed through the ranks to become Fleet Director, subsequently to VP Fleet Management, and now President of Bahri Ship