Halliburton Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Lesar commented: “Abdallah Jum’ah brings tremendous global knowledge and industry wisdom to our Board and we are delighted that someone of his caliber became available for service to our organization. We look forward to working with him and introducing him to shareholders at the annual meeting in 2011.”
Jum’ah is former president and chief executive officer of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He 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 including the JP Morgan Chase International Advisory Council. He was appointed in December 2007 to serve on the supreme committee of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology which oversees the organization’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.
Jum’ah joins current Halliburton board members Alan M. Bennett, James R. Boyd, Milton S. Carroll, Nance K. Dicciani, S. Malcolm Gillis, James T. Hackett, David J. Lesar, Robert A. Malone, J. Landis Martin, and Debra L. Reed.