OUR TEAM

At around 12 million square meters, International Maritime Industries (IMI) is the largest full-service yard in the MENA region with global ambitions and reach, offering advanced, sustainable services that will help shape the future of maritime.

Dr. Abdullah Alahmari, Chief Executive Officer


Dr. Abdullah Alahmari’s role as CEO is to set IMI’s global strategic direction and facilitate business growth by positioning the company as a global leader in the maritime industry, offering its customers the combined operational expertise of its JV partners. With nearly 30 years of experience in IT, Systems, Supply Chain Management (SCM), the Chemical Industry, the Oil & Gas Industry, and Health Services, Dr. Abdullah brings his diverse expertise to lead high-performing teams at IMI....

Dr. Abdullah has spent more than 18 years in a variety of leadership positions. He served as Deputy Minister at the Saudi Ministry of Health for around three years, where he was responsible for SCM and Operations of all the ministry’s medical facilities.
More recently, he served as VP of Business & Services of Sadara Chemical for more than three years, where he helped to lead a critical transition from commissioning and startup to full operation.

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the world of IMI.

Here you will find a comprehensive overview of our company, reflecting the pride our employees take in contributing to our ongoing growth and the progress we are making to achieve our vision of becoming a leading provider of maritime products and services to the world.

Today, Saudi Arabia is undergoing a historic socio-economic transformation under Vision 2030 and IMI is contributing to this by driving the development of the national maritime industry.

IMI’s growth and success are essential to the fulfillment of Vision 2030’s National Industrial Development & Logistics Program, which aims to leverage the Kingdom’s strategic geographic location linking trade routes across continents to create a thriving logistics ecosystem.

The global maritime industry is changing at a rapid rate, taking advantage of highly advanced technologies which aim to solve issues such as environmental pollution and rising fuel costs.
Our tradition of ingenuity coupled by a relentless quest for sustainable growth has driven continuous improvement in the way we operate.

IMI will help contribute to this as a global leader and disruptor in applying digital solutions and sourcing renewable energy to manage, monitor and operate our innovative ‘smart yard’.

Here, you will also discover our commitment to the communities where we live and work, how we protect and sustain marine life and the environment, our pioneering technology and innovation that will help reshape the maritime industry, and an introduction to the high-quality products and services we provide for our customers.

At IMI, we have always found excitement in innovation and overcoming challenges. As you browse through this website, we hope you will get a sense of the passion, expertise and innovative nature that shines through in everything we do.

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

Feras Al-Sahan, Chief Financial Officer


As CFO of IMI, Feras Al-Sahan oversees the company’s financial planning, management, and forecasting. Feras has more than 20 years’ experience in various fields of business and began his career in 2000 in the banking sector as an international shares dealer. Shortly after, he joined Saudi Aramco as an Internal Auditor managing international operations audits including affiliate and joint venture companies, downstream development activities, as well as sales, marketing and logistics....


During his tenure at Saudi Aramco, Feras held positions of growing responsibility within the Corporate Planning and Controllers teams. In 2015, he became Chief Financial Officer of two of Aramco’s Research and Technology subsidiaries. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer at IMI in October 2019.

Feras holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. He is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Yun-hyo Ahn, Chief Operating Officer, Ship Building & OSV Zones


As COO at IMI, Yun-hyo Ahn leads all activities related to shipbuilding and OSV zones. Yun-hyo Ahn has over 30 years of shipbuilding experience with a proven track record in project management including detailed shipbuilding design for 9 years, preliminary design for 10 years, and production for 12 years, with experience in production and supply chain management. Supervising and managing the entire production process, from initial operations to external work and timely delivery....


Yun-hyo Ahn started his career in 1993 at HD Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) as a shipbuilding design engineer, in 2002 he was the lead engineer in the preliminary design department. in 2005 and 2010 he participated in the PMA/Noise working groups. in 2012 he was the Chief engineer of the ship hull construction department. He assumed the position of General Manager of the production department in 2015 and specializes in various departments to ensure successful project implementation.

Yun-hyo Ahn Graduated from Busan National University in South Korea with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Darren Macdonald, Chief Operating Officer, Rig Building and MRO Zones


Darren MacDonald leads operations for all new build rigs and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) at IMI.

Darren is an experienced and proven business leader and project manager with 30 years of experience in Offshore Oil & Gas, Marine, and Naval Ship Building fields. His experience encompasses both EPC New Build programs and all aspects of MRO....


He is an expert in project delivery and meeting operational business requirements, and holds professional accreditations in Engineering and Program Management.

Taher Al-Dabbagh, Senior Vice President, Operation Services


Taher AlDabbagh joined IMI in September 2018, building and developing a number of corporate functions including Human Resources, Learning and Development, Information Technology, Health Safety and Environment, Facility Management, and Support Services.

Taher was named SVP of Operation Services in May 2020, where he is responsible for a broad range of tasks including Engineering Design, Quality Control, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Asset Management, Marine Operations, Program Management, and Project Control....


He has substantial experience as a member of executive teams at Unilever, Microsoft, Mobily, and the Landmark Group.

During his 25-year career, Taher has demonstrated a track record of establishing new businesses, developing organizational capabilities, growing and transforming existing ones, and increasing revenues and profitability.

Taher earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from KFUPM and an Executive MBA from Hult International School. In addition, he has completed advanced executive programs at Harvard, Stanford, and the London Business School.

OUR VISION AND VALUES

IMI will be a leading provider of maritime products and services to the world, delivering shareholder value by forming strategic partnerships to deliver reliable and innovative solutions for its customers.

OUR VISION AND VALUES

OUR VISION AND VALUES

IMI will be a leading provider of maritime products and services to the world, delivering shareholder value by forming strategic partnerships to deliver reliable and innovative solutions for its customers.

CAREERS AT IMI

At IMI, we’re driving the development of Saudi’s maritime industry by building and operating the largest integrated and full-service maritime facility in the MENA region. Join us and be a part of our journey.

CAREERS AT IMI

CAREERS AT IMI

At IMI, we’re driving the development of Saudi’s maritime industry by building and operating the largest integrated and full-service maritime facility in the MENA region. Join us and be a part of our journey.
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