Abdallah S. Jum’ah is co-chair of the US-Saudi Arabian Business Council (USSABC) and has been chairman of the Saudi Investment Bank since 2010.
He was CEO of Saudi Aramco between 1995 and 2008 and, in 2003, was selected by Fortune magazine as one of the most influential business people in the world.
Jum’ah has been on the board of trustees at the American University in Cairo since 1998, also serving as vice chairman of the international advisory board at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals between 2007 and 2009. He was patron of the IFP School, Paris, for one academic year.
His worldwide business experience includes former memberships of JPMorgan Chase International Council and Halliburton’s board of directors.
Jum’ah is also a former member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum (WEF). He was appointed energy community leader by the WEF in 2005.
He holds a bachelor’s in political science from the American University of Beirut, and completed a management development program at Harvard Business School while working for Saudi Aramco.
Jum’ah was awarded an honorary doctorate by Seoul’s Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in 2007.
A report published earlier this month by the USSABC said the Kingdom’s defense sector would experience strong growth over the next decade and that it would contribute SR231.27 billion ($61.6 billion) to the national gross domestic product by 2020.