Aramco’s Iron Lady

Here is a different face of Saudi Arabia, a face usually not seen:


Meet Nabilah al-Tunisi, aka the Iron Lady, the acting manager for projects, control and support, at Saudi Aramco. She has been recently put in charge of the engineering on a new $25 billion refinery and petrochemicals plant–the Ras Tanura Integrated Project.

19 thoughts on “Aramco’s Iron Lady

    • This lady this week gave a poor low paid Philapino Gentalman who works in Saudi to send money back home to his family a written warning for using his own phone to make a private call during work time. I do really feel sorry for some people, and if thats what you call power than you can have it.

  1. My mother’s cousin is an executive of some sorts at Aramco, he told me about her before. I also once read about her in a newspaper if I’m not mistaken

    There are many bright example of both men and women in this country, I wish the media whether national or international focus more on that,

  2. Then work for it Saudi Smith. I’m sure the obstacles Ms./Mrs. al-Tunisi had to go through were much of a hassle, than what you have to deal with. Plus assuming by your name, you’ve got a penis…that already puts you 90 points ahead of the female competition in this country.

  3. But I don’t got a bossom load of wasta, not that I’m saying Ms.Tunisi used any. I’m just saying that graduating top honors and not getting a good job because I am not from this family or that tribe really urks me. But what annoys me more is that every little achevment made is blown out of proportion because a saudi women did it. It’s like having twin turbines is a requisite to be noticed. They did not teach us that in managment school.

  4. “But what annoys me more is that every little achevment made is blown out of proportion because a saudi women did it.”

    Why shouldn’t it be blown out of proportion? They have much less to work with (which makes what they achieve even greater), so when they do achieve something, it truly is a milestone. They should be encouraged, so more women can step forward and reach their potential.

  5. And where does ”blown out of proportion” come in?
    Where is anything here blown out of proportion? I didn’t even read the words ”great” ”cool” ”fantastic” it’s nothing but a cold statement of fact.
    Or is even the stating of achievement allready ”out of proportion” when the subject is a woman?
    get a life!
    It’s said, over here, in ”the West”, that a woman needs to be ”Twice as good as a man at her job to be given half the credit”. I can’t imagine what the equasion would be in KSA!
    So, yeah, pretty Cool and Absolutely Fabulous and Fantasic. Great!!!!!!!

  6. “get a life?” what the heck does that mean…maybe you meant “get a wife?”
    Anyway. You should check your meds or something or at least try living in KSA before you babble about women this and women that. I respect women a lot more then you do, in fact, I am a feminist. And being so, I see it degrading to women when it warrents a two page spread that a girl in Saudi picked up a paper wrapper or brushed her teeth. This has nothing to do with the great lady mentioned here. Try to read the context before hitting that submit button. Take brokesaudi for example, a good way to conduct an exchange. And if you think for some reason that I don’t got a life, maybe you can gimme yours.

  7. Saudi Smith, ms Al-Tunisi has a very impressive CV, she did not get this job out of the blue, but only after having proven her abilies for many years.
    There was no mention in Achmed’s post about her being able to brush her teeth (though I have no doubts she can do that too) So I don’t understand where that part of your comment is coming from.

    I agree that little insignificant ”achievements” do not warrant media exposure, but that cannot apply here. Ms. al Tunisi has already achieved a lot in her professional career, and I think it is good to read something admirable about Saudi women, instead of how pathetic and downtrodden they are. Which is the usual take in the media.

    I’m sorry you are so upset, and I do hope you’ll land a really good job yourself too.
    I don’t think you’d really like to switch places with me, and I certainly don’t want too switch with you :mrgreen:

  8. Thank you for being civil. What I was saying was a reply to a comment. Not what Ahmed wrote in the post.
    I think that women are equal to men…NOT better then them, as men are not better then women. So credit should be given to those who work for it. And the Iron Lady sure does deserve credit. Unlike those &#%* who get ahead b giving hea…anyways, thanks for understanding, I have seen my share of good and bad Saudis in Manchester, you can read about that in my blog.

  9. Read the article and was loughing, lots of fabrications. Someone who know, she is sick of fame and has no problem to lie. She is a person with no values, ask the people she worked with. The only fact in the article is her uncle influence to have her hired and promoted. Dow project is at risk with people of this quality. Last comment, she does not represent Saudi women, probably Tunisian with my respect to them.

  10. I was going to say, she probably isn’t originally Saudi anyway, Something, the international community doesn’t understand.

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