Halliburton names ex-Aramco chief to board
Dubai, June 21, 2010
Halliburton has named Abdallah S Jum’ah, former president and chief executive officer of Saudi Aramco, to the company’s board of directors, effective July 14.
“Abdallah Jum’ah brings tremendous global knowledge and industry wisdom to our board and we are delighted that someone of his calibre became available for service to our organisation,” said Dave Lesar, Halliburton chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer.
Jum’ah also currently serves on the JP Morgan Chase International Advisory Council, and is a former member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum.
Jum’ah has served as a trustee of the American University in Cairo since 1998.
He was identified by Fortune magazine as one of the most influential business people in the world (2003) and selected as winner of the prestigious Petroleum Executive of the Year Award (2005).
Between 2007 and 2009, Jum’ah served as vice chairman of the International Advisory Board of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He is currently a board member of Saudi Financial and Industrial Enterprises and also serves on a number of international advisory bodies.
He was appointed in December 2007 to serve on the supreme committee of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology which oversees the organisation’s mission of promoting and supporting applied scientific research to foster the kingdom’s ongoing economic and social advancement.
A native of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, Jum’ah studied political science at the American University in Cairo and at the American University in Beirut, and later completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.-TradeArabia News Service