Council Member Profile: Mr. Abdallah S. Jum'ah
Mr. Jum’ah studied at the American University in Cairo (AUC), the American University of Beirut and completed the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development.
Mr. Jum’ah served on Saudi Aramco’s Board of Directors and on the Saudi Arabian Supreme Council of Petroleum and Mineral Affairs. He is a member of the Supreme Committee for King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST). During his tenure at Saudi Aramco he was director of Aramco Services Company (USA), Saudi Refining, Inc. (USA), Saudi Petroleum International, Inc. (USA), Motiva Enterprises (USA), S-Oil Corporation (Korea), Petron Corporation (Philippines), Motor Oil (Hellas) Corinth Refineries S.A. (Greece) and Chairman of Vela International Marine Ltd.
In 2003 Mr. Jum’ah was identified by Fortune Magazine as one of the most influential business people in the world and in 2005 he was selected as winner of the prestigious Petroleum Executive of the Year Award. Mr. Jum’ah was awarded an honorary doctorate by Hankuk University, Seoul in April 2007.
Mr. Jum’ah has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American University in Cairo (AUC) since 1998 and has been a member of the Halliburton Company board since July 2010.
From 2007 to 2009 he served as Vice Chairman of the International Advisory Board of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). His worldwide business affiliations include his former memberships of JPMorgan Chase International Council, Schlumberger Business Consulting Advisory Board and the Reliance International Advisory Board. Mr. Jum’ah is also a former member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum and in January 2005 he was appointed energy community leader by the World Economic Forum. He was Patron of the IFP School, Paris for the school year 2008-2009.
Most recently Mr. Jum’ah has been appointed as a member of Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Economic Council’s Advisory Committee. He is the Chairman of the Board of Saudi Investment Bank and a member of Zamil Industries Board of Directors and theSaudi Economic Cities Board of Directors.
Mr. Jum’ah is known for his innovative approach to business and his strong interest in developing leaders.