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Bruce Niven CIO at Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures


Bruce has over 15 years’ experience in corporate venture capital working for two of the world’s largest corporations – Saudi Aramco and Itochu Corporation.  He joined SAEV in 2011 and as CIO has responsibility for a $500m global CVC program.  He also played a leading role in the establishment of OGCI Climate Investments, a $1bn fund investing in climate related technologies on behalf of 10 of the world’s leading oil & gas companies.

Previously he was founder of a start-up developing early smartphone applications and worked in the wireless telecoms industry consulting on new product development and global market strategies.

He has a Masters degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from the University of Oxford, where he was Casbard scholar in Engineering and winner of the Pilkington Prize in Management Science.  He has held the Chartered Financial Analyst designation since 2007. 

He has a highly international background having lived in 9 countries on 4 continents.  In 2013 he was named to Global Corporate Venturing’s ‘PowerList 100’ and ranked #8 on GCV’s ‘Rising Stars’ list in 2016.

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