Bashir is the Director of Technology Strategy & Planning at Saudi Aramco. He was Interim Vice President of Research at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), from 2008-2012. He has occupied several administrative and technical positions in Saudi Aramco including Senior Consultant, Strategic Transformation Office and Coordinator of the R&D Division in the Research and Development Center. Bashir has received 22 US patents and co-authored many publications in refereed journals, including one that has been cited 5000 times.
Bashir was a member of the Global Future Councils on the Advanced Materials and Advanced Energy Technologies at the World Economic Forum. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Award (King Prize) honoring inventors and the gifted; a member of the Steering Committee for the Kingdom's Circular Carbon Economy (CCE) National Program; and a Board member of Research Products Development Company.
Bashir was an academic visitor in the department of chemical engineering at Imperial College London. He received a B.S. in chemistry summa cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He completed the Saudi Aramco Leadership Challenge and the Advanced Management and Leadership Program at Oxford University Said Business School.