Abdallah Saleh Jum'ah

91459President, chief executive officer, and director, Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco).

Abdallah Jum'ah was appointed president and chief executive officer of Saudi Aramco by royal decree in 1995 after 27 years of employment with the company. With an eye toward expanding Saudi Aramco's global footprint, Jum'ah led the company to its place as the world's number-one oil producer for the 14th straight year (2003) and through a period of instability in the Middle East in the early 2000s. Saudi Aramco is an international petroleum company headquartered in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, with control of over 25 percent of worldwide oil reserves.


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.