Investment Director, Sustainability
Managing Director, North America
Aramco Ventures is the strategic technology venturing program of Saudi Aramco, the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals company. Our mission is ‘to invest globally into start-up and high growth companies with technologies of strategic importance to Aramco, to accelerate their development and their deployment in the company’.
Our primary focus areas include:
• Digital & IR4.0 technologies applicable to Aramco’s global operations.
• Sustainability technologies, in particular: carbon capture, utilization & storage; methane emissions reduction; renewables & grid energy storage; industrial energy efficiency; transportation efficiency; greenhouse gas footprint tracing & certification; nature-based greenhouse gas mitigation solutions; hydrogen; synthetic renewable fuels; water and air quality.
Investments typically range from $2-20M and we are flexible in stage of development, from early to expansion stage ventures. We seek companies led by world-class management teams, with differentiated technologies that can add value to Aramco’s operations.
We aim to be a value-adding strategic investor. We actively support portfolio companies in doing business with Saudi Aramco and in accessing the Saudi Arabian and regional MENA market, including facilitating piloting, business development, localization, and accessing of technical and operational expertise. Our team of highly experienced investment professionals provides portfolio companies with guidance and support, and access to a global network. We lead the majority of our investments, and in most instances seek board positions or observer rights.