Mr. Abdallah S. Jum’ah is the Chairman of the Saudi Arabian Investment Bank (SAIB) and Co-Chairman of the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council (US-SABC).
From 1995 to 2008, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), the world’s largest oil company. He is known widely for his innovative approach to business and his strong interest in developing leaders.
Mr. Jum’ah served on Saudi Aramco’s Board of Directors and on the Saudi Arabian Supreme Council of Petroleum and Mineral Affairs. 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.
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 in the 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.
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. He is a member of the Supreme Committee for King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), and has recently been appointed as a member of Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Economic Council’s Advisory Committee. He is also a member of Zamil Industries Board of Directors, the Ma'aden (Saudi Arabian Mining Company) Board of Directors, and the Saudi Economic Cities Board of Directors.
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. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Hankuk University, Seoul in April 2007. In 2003 Mr. Jum’ah was identified by Fortune Magazine as one of the most influential businesspeople in the world and in 2005 he was selected as winner of the prestigious Petroleum Executive of the Year Award.