SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Saudi Aramco, the world’s top oil exporter, has appointed its first woman head of an overseas office, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.
Marwa al-Khuzaim will helm Aramco Asia Singapore from December, taking over from Nader al-Arfaj, they said.
Al-Khuzaim is currently a supply chain director at Aramco Chemicals Company, a unit of Aramco, according to her LinkedIn (NYSE:) profile.
Her appointment comes before the world’s most profitable company starts a share sale on Nov. 17 in an initial public offering (IPO) that may raise between $20 billion and $40 billion.
Saudi Aramco did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.
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