January 31, 2007 – "The Road to Our Energy Future: A Candid Assessment"
Abdallah S. Jum'ah, President and CEO, Saudi Aramco
Abdallah S. Jum'ah is president and chief executive officer of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), which manages a quarter of the world's total oil reserves and is the world's largest producer of crude oil. He serves on Saudi Aramco's Board of Directors and on the Saudi Arabian Supreme Council of Petroleum and Mineral Affairs. Pursuing his higher education on the U.S. model, he studied political science at the American University in Cairo and then at the American University of Beirut, where he earned his bachelor's degree. Later he completed the program for Management Development at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Jum'ah's career in Saudi Aramco began in 1968. Since taking the helm of Saudi Aramco, Jum'ah has led the far-reaching expansion of its downstream and gas businesses. In January 2005, Jum'ah was appointed energy community leader by the World Economic Forum. In April 2005, Jum'ah was selected by Energy Intelligence Group as winner of the prestigious Petroleum Executive of the Year Award. In October 2005, he was ranked No. 3 on Fortune's list of the 25 most powerful business leaders in Asia.