The U.S.‐Saudi Arabian Business Council (USSABC) is pleased to announce the selection of Jacobs Chairman and CEO Steve Demetriou to serve as U.S. Co‐Chairman of the business council, effective February 13, 2018, succeeding Former Chevron Vice Chairman Peter Robertson. Jacobs is the global technical and professional services leader providing innovative solutions for iconic infrastructure, advanced industries, and a more connected, sustainable world.
Demetriou brings 30 years of global business leadership experience, including his current role at Jacobs, held since July 2016. He previously served as Chairman and CEO of Aleris Corporation, and also held leadership positions with Noveon, IMC Global and Exxon Mobil Corporation, where he started his career. Demetriou is a graduate of Tufts University where he studied chemical engineering.
Peter Robertson served as the Business Council’s U.S. Co-Chairman since 2008, and has been instrumental in steering the successful development of the USSABC over the past 10 years. The Saudi Arabian Co-Chairman is Mr. Abdallah Jum’ah, Chairman of The Saudi Investment Bank, and former CEO of Saudi Aramco.
Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With $15 billion in fiscal 2017 revenue when combined with full-year CH2M revenues and a talent force of more than 74,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors. For more information, visit www.jacobs.com, and connect with Jacobs on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Jacobs has been operating in Saudi Arabia for more than 40 years, developing strong partnerships with the Kingdom’s industrial leaders including, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden). Examples of the company’s work in the region include BP Khazzan Oman Gas Field, Sinnovate Smart Technology Hub, Zuluf Gas/Oil Separation Plant FEED, King Abdulaziz Project for Riyadh Public Transport, Sadara Chemical Company, Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport, Ma’aden Wa’ad Al-Shamal Phosphate Company and numerous infrastructure projects with the Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON).
About the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council
The U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council (USSABC) is today recognized as the premier U.S-based bilateral business promotion entity working with U.S. and Saudi companies to facilitate bilateral trade and investment. The Business Council is a non-profit organization established in 1993 to expand the strategic business alliance between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. The Business Council plays a leading role in improving the mutual knowledge and understanding between the private sectors of the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. The USSABC has a membership base of leading companies in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, enjoys strong government support from both countries, and interacts regularly with senior government officials to promote issues of mutual interest to U.S. and Saudi firms. The USSABC provides access and networking (through trade missions, business development services, and conferences) as well as insight (through market intelligence reports) to members and non-member companies.
For more information, please visit www.us-sabc.org.
U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council